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Restorative Justice: Blending Truth, Mercy, Righteousness and Peace

Start Date: Feb 07, 2022

Restorative justice has grown extensively and internationally over the past four decades, providing alternative peacemaking processes to address crimes, harms and conflicts. This class will combine a basic introduction to restorative justice with a biblical study of restorative themes, including victimization and deep healing, offending and dignifying reparation, the power of storytelling, listening, being heard, and forgiveness, and more. Ultimately, God will be understood as a bridge-building facilitator who fosters restoration in every realm of relational harm and separation.

Monday nights, 7-8pm CT
No class February 14

Class Format: Online via Zoom
Duration: 7 weeks
Instructor(s): Ted Lewis

Ted Lewis (Duluth) is a restorative justice trainer and consultant with the Center for Restorative Justice & Peacemaking, University of Minnesota. Since the mid-90s, he has worked in the fields of restorative justice and conflict resolution as a facilitator, trainer and teacher. For the past 15 years Ted has provided workshops and reconciliation services to church communities, and in 2019 he founded the  Restorative Church project. He has a passion for connecting biblical narratives to restorative themes.

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