February 26, 2014

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“Not Enough!” and International Restorative Justice

Colloquium on Violence & Religion (COV&R) Presentation, May 31 – June 4, 2006, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada WN: When I finally decided to register to present a paper at my friend Vern Redekop’s urging (he was the Conference host), there was only a slot left under French language workshops. I immediately asked two bilingual colleagues about doing a “quickie” translation for me. Neither had the time (understandably!). When I arrived by noon at the conference site,…

Restorative Justice Stories – MCCC 50th Anniversary, December 14, 2013

WN: This paper was presented in Winnipeg exactly 50 years after 40 men(!) gathered to establish Mennoninte Central Committee Canada: 43 years after its US counterpart had been founded. It was a privilege to have been part of the “story-telling” on that occasion. (If the notice is kept on the website, see: MCCC 50th Anniversary.) Esther Epp-Tiessen’s book, Mennonite Central Committee in Canada was also launched that weekend. Paul Bramadat, Director of Centre for Studies…

Restorative Justice and Spiritual Origins

November 19, 2004 I cannot recall where this was published/presented. A similar article also on this website ("Restorative Justice Stories - MCCC 50th Anniversary, December 14, 2013") was presented nine years later in Winnipeg exactly on the MCCC 50th anniversay weekend, and on the occasion of the launching of Esther Epp-Tiessen's book, Mennonite Central Committee in Canada. An excerpt: Anthropologist René Girard notes: “In the Hebrew Bible, there is clearly a dynamic that moves in…

Restorative Reintegration

Sixth International Conference on Restorative Justice, “Best Practices in Restorative Justice”, June 1, 2003 An excerpt: For over 25 years, the terminology of “Restorative Justice” has had increasingly wider acceptance and resonance within criminal justice jurisdictions around the world. As has come widely to be acknowledged, Restorative Justice is more than an alternative approach to criminal justice, it is ideally a “paradigm shift”, a genuine “third way” of seeing and responding to the crime phenomenon.…

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