Saturday, November 28, 2009

10 Ways to Live Restoratively

My professor, adviser, and friend, Howard Zehr, just posted something worth reading over at his Restorative Justice blog on the EMU site:

10 Ways to Live Restoratively

A few things jump out at me:
  • Interconnection
  • Awareness/Sensitivity
  • Taking responsibility
  • Respect
  • Deep listening
  • Compassion
Since encountering them, the values of restorative justice have resonated deeply with me. Obviously, the field they seek to sustain inspired the name of this blog, and at some point I would love to start articulating what I think the name of this blog actually means, and it will likely be adapted from material like this and given Christian theological language. Indeed, there is already a chapter in Howard's landmark book, Changing Lenses, that deals with biblical justice, as well as there being a book in the Little Books of Justice & Peacebuilding series called The Little Book of Biblical Justice. So I'm not treading on fresh ground here.

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