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I retired as Director of Man-to-Man/Woman-to-Woman–Restorative Christian Ministries (M2/W2) in British Columbia, Canada in 2014. I have been active in the criminal justice arena and a keen promoter of Restorative Justice since 1974.
I’ve also published in this field for many years, including: with Pierre Allard a chapter on “Christianity: the Rediscovery of Restorative Justice,” in The Spiritual Roots of Restorative Justice, Michael L. Hadley, editor, Albany: State University of New York SUNY Press, 2001; co-authored with Hugh Kirkegaard, “The Sex Offender as Scapegoat: Vigilante Violence and a Faith Community Response,” in the anthology, God At Work, Ottawa: Chaplaincy, Correctional Services Canada (likely now only available on my website here:
Paper and Story: “The Sex Offender as Scapegoat”
November 16, 2021),
published a chapter about the atonement and restorative justice in the collection of essays: Stricken by God?: Nonviolent Identification and the Victory of Christ, edited by Brad Jersak and Michael Hardin, Abbotsford: Fresh Wind Press and Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.
Other articles may be found here. In 2018 I supplied a chapter in part dealing with Restorative Justice for Hellrazed?, Columbia, SC: CreateSpace, 2017. I republished a novel on Western Christianity and violence (and many other hot topics, such as hell) in 2015: Chrysalis Crucible, Abbotsford: Fresh Wind Press. More on the novel is here.
Begun in September 2018 I am also publishing a series titled Justice That Transforms, Volumes 2 and 3 are by Kindle Direct Publishing, Volume 1 (re-edited) was re-published January 9, 2020 by Wipf and Stock Publishers. All are collections of Restorative Justice writings. Click on the title in this paragraph, and you will get all the details. After that, I hope to publish another series of writings–Justice: The Harvest of Peace. In retirement there is finally time to work on such.
Like all people of faith, I’m on an uncertain journey of discovery.