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Restorative Justice: Toward Nonviolence

Mackey, V
June 4, 2015

Source: (1992) Louisville, KY: Presbyterian Criminal Justice Program, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), 80p.

This discussion paper calls upon churches to work toward a restorative criminal justice system. This revised version includes the result of an April 1989 “think tank” on nonviolent alternatives sponsored by the Presbyterian Criminal Justice Committee. Chapters discuss discernment on God’s will for justice, withholding support for the violence of punishment, developing a restorative vision, yardsticks for measuring justice, building models of nonviolent responses, and the role of the church. Chapter includes discussion questions and Biblical references. The appendix includes a policy statement by the 200th General Assembly Presbyterian Church, and personal essays and materials for leading restorative justice workshops.


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