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Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice seeks to demonstrate Christlike responses where harm and wrong doing had been done,  focusing on situations involving the criminal justice system.  Restorative Justice also seeks conversation with churches about the high calling of the 'ministry of reconciliation.'

Partnering with and supporting existing church-based restorative justive initiatives wherever possible.  Our hope is that in journeying with people bound up in the harm of wrongdoing, the church will come to a greater realization of its own calling as a faithful witness to the redemptive, transformative work of Jesus Christ.

Why Restorative Justice?

 1. Restorative Justice offers a new way of seeing the harm that has been done by supporting the victim and providing accountability to the offender.

  2. Rather than focusing on blame and punishment, this approach embraces a biblical understanding of justice in which both vicim and offender become involved and empowered as they move towards healing and transformation.

3. The role of community, particularly the church (Matt. 18), is key to the restoration of right relationships.

4. This Christian response is rooted in an understanding of Christ's life, death and resurrection, mandating the church to become a reconciling agent in a broken and hurting world (2 Cor. 5).

For more information contact Heather Peters.

Restorative Justice Ministries Saskatchewan website

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