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What’s love got to do with it?

Davis, Fania E.
June 4, 2015

Source: (2012) Tikkun. Winter:30-32.

In the last three-and-a-half decades, a new paradigm of
justice has emerged on the historical stage—a justice that
seeks not to punish, but to heal. A justice that is not about
getting even, but about getting well. A justice that seeks to
transform broken lives, relationships, and communities rather
than damage them further. A justice that seeks reconciliation
rather than a deepening of conflict. A justice that seeks to make
right the wrong rather than adding to the original wrong. A
healing justice rather than punishing justice. A restorative
justice rather than retributive justice. This new but ancient
justice is none other than love correcting that which revolts
against love. (excerpt)


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