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Restorative Justice : Forgiveness and Terrorism.

Van Ness, Daniel W
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) Washington, DC: Prison Fellowship International.

As my airplane traveled toward Prison Fellowship’s International Council Meeting in South Africa, I was struggling with what bearing witness to the truth meant for me. It was September 18th, one week after the terrorist attacks on the United States, and I was going to lead a seminar on biblical justice — justice that restores. That topic seemed to be a reasonably easy one when we scheduled it a year ago. But that was before the terrorist attacks. Could the principles and values of restorative justice guide our thinking and response to crime of that scale? (excerpt)


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