Webinar: Restorative Justice and the Cultivation of Public Compassion

Taking a cue from two well-known parables of Jesus, in his new book Compassionate Justice, Chris Marshall argues that the true significance of restorative justice lies in its capacity to mobilize compassion in the service of justice, at both a personal and political or institutional level. In this webinar, Chris will discuss his approach of bringing biblical teaching into dialogue with restorative justice theory to generate new insights into both, as well as to suggest achievable goals for the justice system and public life in general.

Chris Marshall is a New Testament scholar and long-time RJ practitioner in New Zealand with a longstanding involvement in restorative justice. He is currently Head of the School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Among his many publications are Beyond Retribution: A New Testament Vision of Justice, Crime and Punishment (Eerdmans, 2001), Crowned with Glory and Honor: Human Rights in the Biblical Tradition (Pandora, 2001), The Little Book of Biblical Justice (Good Books, 2005) and Compassionate Justice: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue with Two Gospel Parables on Law, Crime and Restorative Justice (Cascade, 2012).

Howard Zehr will facilitate the webinar.

When: October 23, 2013, 4:30-6 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (United States)

Cost: $10 USD

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This webinar is an initiative of the Zehr Institute at the Center for Justice & Peacebuilding.