In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
Oct 5, 2015

Creating a truly just society

Recently in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, an amazing group of about 200 people gathered to explore the concepts of restorative justice at a conference titled ‘Building a Culture of Hope’.

The conference explored the sad reality of harm done to people because of crime, and went further to look at processes of reintegration and restoration for all those touched by crime. A fundamental question for restorative justice is “Who has been harmed?” rather than “What law has been broken?”

Healing families, communities and individuals creates a truly just society. When we take care of each other with grace and mercy, justice is truly served.

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Bishop Gary (L) with Hank Dixon, Chaplain at Stony Mountain Institution in Manitoba; and Teresa Kellendonk, Department Head, Department of Pastoral and Parish Services, Archdiocese of Edmonton

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