Peacemaking Circles

From Crime to Community

Author: Kay Pranis,Barry Stuart,Mark Wedge

Publisher: Living Justice Press

ISBN: 1937141012

Category: Law

Page: 277

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"Peacemaking Circles - From Crime to Community is written by experienced circle practitioners. It reveals the values and principles of circles and how circles can be used to respond to crime, from attending to immediate hurts and needs to changing deeper causes, judges, defense attorneys, prosecuters, probation officers and police as well as victim advocates, offenders and community members can learn what makes the circle space uniquely conducive to working through the complex harms of crime in a good way."
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Gott ist rot

Author: Vine Deloria

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783889774590

Category:

Page: 191

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Restorative Community Justice

Repairing Harm and Transforming Communities

Author: Gordon Bazemore,Mara Schiff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317521714

Category: Political Science

Page: 375

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An anthology of original essays, this book presents debates over practice, theory, and implementation of restorative justice. Attention is focused on the movement’s direction toward a more holistic, community-oriented approach to criminal justice intervention.
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Family Group Conferencing

New Directions in Community-Centered Child and Family Practice

Author: Gale Burford,Joe Hudson

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202366074

Category: Social Science

Page: 338

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Family Group Conferencing indicates a large-scale shift in assumptions about the way child welfare services are planned and delivered—away from models that emphasize pathology, and toward those seeking an ecological understanding of the families and social networks involved. The contributors also present a wealth of information on related approaches, such as community conferences, circles, and wraparound services. The British Journal of Social Work noted that “there are issues relating to both process and outcome. This book offers some answers that are intelligent and passionate.”
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Little Book of Circle Processes

A New/Old Approach To Peacemaking

Author: Kay Pranis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1680990411

Category: Law

Page: 76

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Our ancestors gathered around a fire in a circle, families gather around their kitchen tables in circles, and now we are gathering in circles as communities to solve problems. The practice draws on the ancient Native American tradition of a talking piece. Peacemaking Circles are used in neighborhoods to provide support for those harmed by crime and to decide sentences for those who commit crime, in schools to create positive classroom climates and resolve behavior problems, in the workplace to deal with conflict, and in social services to develop more organic support systems for people struggling to get their lives together. A title in The Little Books of Justice and Peacebuilding Series.
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Gewalt überwinden

eine Dekade des Ökumenischen Rates der Kirchen

Author: Margot Käßmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783785908037

Category: Nonviolence

Page: 159

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Gewalt

Eine neue Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310401616X

Category: History

Page: 1216

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Die Geschichte der Menschheit – eine ewige Abfolge von Krieg, Genozid, Mord, Folter und Vergewaltigung. Und es wird immer schlimmer. Aber ist das richtig? In einem wahren Opus Magnum, einer groß angelegten Gesamtgeschichte unserer Zivilisation, untersucht der weltbekannte Evolutionspsychologe Steven Pinker die Entwicklung der Gewalt von der Urzeit bis heute und in allen ihren individuellen und kollektiven Formen, vom Verprügeln der Ehefrau bis zum geplanten Völkermord. Unter Rückgriff auf eine Fülle von wissenschaftlichen Belegen aus den unterschiedlichsten Disziplinen beweist er zunächst, dass die Gewalt im Laufe der Geschichte stetig abgenommen hat und wir heute in der friedlichsten Epoche der Menschheit leben. Diese verblüffende Tatsache verlangt nach einer Erklärung: Pinker schält in seiner Analyse sechs Entwicklungen heraus, die diesen Trend begünstigt haben, untersucht die Psychologie der Gewalt auf fünf innere Dämonen, die Gewaltausübung begünstigen, benennt vier Eigenschaften des Menschen, die den inneren Dämonen entgegenarbeiten und isoliert schließlich fünf historische Kräfte, die uns heute in der friedlichsten Zeit seit jeher leben lassen. Pinkers Darstellung revolutioniert den Blick auf die Welt und uns Menschen. Und sie macht Hoffnung und Mut. »Pinkers Studie ist eine leidenschaftliche Antithese zum verbreiteten Kulturpessimismus und dem Gefühl des moralischen Untergangs der Moderne.« Der Spiegel »Steven Pinker ist ein Top-Autor und verdient all die Superlative, mit denen man ihn überhäuft« New York Times» Die Argumente von Steven Pinker haben Gewicht [...]. Die Chance, heute Opfer von Gewalt zu werden, ist viel geringer als zu jeder anderen Zeit. Das ist eine spannende Nachricht, die konträr zur öffentlichen Wahrnehmung ist." Deutschlandfunk »Steven Pinker ist ein intellektueller Rockstar« The Guardian »Der Evolutionspsychologe Steven Pinker gilt als wichtigster Intellektueller« Süddeutsche Zeitung »Verflucht überzeugend« Hamburger Abendblatt
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Building a Home for the Heart

Using Metaphors in Value-Centered Circles

Author: Patricia Thalhuber,Susan Thompson

Publisher: Living Justice Press

ISBN: 1937141047

Category:

Page: 224

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Handbook on Restorative Justice Programmes

Author: Yvon Dandurand,Curt Taylor Griffiths,United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789211337549

Category: Law

Page: 105

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The present handbook offers, in a quick reference format, an overview of key considerations in the implementation of participatory responses to crime based on a restorative justice approach. Its focus is on a range of measures and programmes, inspired by restorative justice values, that are flexible in their adaptation to criminal justice systems and that complement them while taking into account varying legal, social and cultural circumstances. It was prepared for the use of criminal justice officials, non-governmental organizations and community groups who are working together to improve current responses to crime and conflict in their community
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Conflict, Reconciliation and Peace Education

Moving Burundi Toward a Sustainable Future

Author: William Timpson,Elavie Ndura,Apollinaire Bangayimbaga

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134451806

Category: Education

Page: 164

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When the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States occurred—causing that nation to wage wars of revenge in Afghanistan and Iraq—the people of Burundi were recovering from nearly forty years of violence, genocide and civil wars that had killed nearly one million and produced another million refugees. Here in this small East African nation, one of the four poorest nations on earth, however, was a desire for reconciliation—not revenge—and it still runs deep today. The University of Ngozi in northern Burundi was created in 1999 and is now dedicated to peace, reconciliation and sustainable development. People in this region tell remarkable stories of tragedy and recovery amid these horrors. Their stories can inspire others to preserve their humanity and resist the urge to continue the violence, focusing instead on forgiveness, reconciliation and a better way forward. This volume presents case study analysis while pointing to the promise of a new kind of education that is committed to sustainable peace and development. The lessons here for the rest of the world are deep and inspiring.
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Just Policing, Not War

An Alternative Response to World Violence

Author: Gerald Schlabach,Drew Christiansen,Ivan Kauffman

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814652213

Category: Religion

Page: 255

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For decades, the Catholic Church and historical peace churches such as the Mennonites have come together in ecumenical discussions about war and peace. The dividing point has always been between pacifism, the view held by Mennonites and other peace churches, and the just war theory that dominates Catholic thinking on the issue. Given the transformation of global relations over this period?increased interdependency and communication as well as the fall of the Soviet Union, emerging nationalism movements, and the slow development of international courts?the time is right to rethink the Christian response to war.Gerald Schlabach has proposed just policing theory as a way to narrow the gap between just war and pacifist traditions. If the world can address problems of violence through a police model instead of a conventional military model, there may be a role for Christians from all traditions. In this volume, Schlabach presents his theory and has invited a number of scholars representing Catholic, Mennonite, and other traditions to respond to the theory and address a number of key questions: What do we mean by policing?Can policing solve conflicts beyond one?s own borders?How does just policing theory address terrorism?Is international policing possible, and what would it look like?Is just policing a Christian solution that meets the criteria of both traditions?This important volume offers a fresh and meaningful discussion to help Christians of all traditions navigate the difficult questions of how to live in these times of violence and war.?What makes us uncomfortable intellectually as well as practically is usually something that challenges our way of understanding and acting. The uncomfortable feeling is often an indication that creativity is at work in a way that makes us look at what we have ignored. Just Policing, Not War, makes me uncomfortable as a pacifist. But perhaps it is in the creative challenging even of what is dear to me?pacifism?that something new and wonderful can be born. The book is eminently worthwhile precisely in its challenge to the just war and the pacifist traditions.? Rene McGraw?Jane Jacobs, prohibition, and the chaos created by military intrusions in Iraq all remind us that policing can only work when a relatively coherent ?relationality? renders disruptive elements marginal. These essays draw on two complementary sets of religious practices to suggest how an international police action could be shaped as an effective alternative to the invariably counter-productive imposing a ?military solution,? so allowing political and ecclesial analyses to converge towards imagining fresh forms of order.? David Burrell, C.S.C. Hesburgh Professor in Philosophy and Theology University of Notre Dame ?If September 11, 2001 was murder rather than war then we desperately need an account of what just policing might look like. Which means this book is extremely important. For here we have the beginnings of an exploration of what just policing might actually entail not only theoretically but also in practice. Not only are the war/pacifism investigated, but also the institutional questions surrounding international relations as well as what the Church must be if just policing is possible are explored in these essays. I cannot recommend this book highly enough for anyone concerned with issues of war and peace.? Stanley Hauerwas Professor of Theological Ethics Duke University, Divinity School Durham, North Carolina ?In proposing the concept of ?just policing,? this book breaks new ground in the long discussion between Christians committed to pacifism and those utilizing a ?Just War? framework. A focus on policing rather than on war responds to the need for order in society, which both sides would agree is necessary, while at the same time exemplifying the limitations to force that the just war theory calls for. ?Just Policing? also provides a fresh way to conceptualize possible responses in the current struggle against terrorism. Schlabach and his collaborators are to be commended for both their exploration of practical examples, and their underlying commitment to searching for common ground between ?just war? and pacifist Christians. Pacifists will find much to ponder here, as they seek ways to respond to the need for peace and order in the world without using violence.? Judy Zimmerman Herr Co-Director, MCC Peace Office Mennonite Central Committee, Akron, PA
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The Big Book of Restorative Justice

Four Classic Justice & Peacebuilding Books in One Volume

Author: Howard Zehr,Allan MacRae,Kay Pranis,Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1680991140

Category: Law

Page: 368

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For the first time, the four most popular restorative justice books in the Justice & Peacebuilding series—The Little Book of Restorative Justice: Revised and Updated, The Little Book of Victim Offender Conferencing, The Little Book of Family Group Conferences, and The Little Book of Circle Processes—are available in one affordable volume. Restorative justice, with its emphasis on identifying the justice needs of everyone involved in a crime, is a worldwide movement of growing influence that is helping victims and communities heal while holding criminals accountable for their actions. This is not a soft-on-crime, feel-good philosophy, but rather a concrete effort to bring justice and healing to everyone involved in a crime. Circle processes draw from the Native American tradition of gathering in a circle to solve problems as a community. Peacemaking circles are used in neighborhoods, in schools, in the workplace, and in social services to support victims of all kinds, resolve behavior problems, and create positive climates. Each book is written by a scholar at the forefront of these movements, making this important reading for classrooms, community leaders, and anyone involved with conflict resolution.
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Clearinghouse Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Consumer protection

Page: N.A

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Just Listen

Roman

Author: Sarah Dessen

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423414669

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 464

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Annabel Greene: ein Mädchen, das alles hat. Zumindest spielt sie diese Rolle als Model in einem Werbespot für Kopf's Department Store: Musterschülerin, beliebte Cheerleaderin und strahlende Ballkönigin, immer umringt von einem Rudel von Freunden. In Wahrheit jedoch ist Annabel ein Mädchen, das gar nichts hat. Ihre ehemals beste Freundin Sophie hat ihr nicht nur den Rücken gekehrt, sondern auch noch ein hässliches Gerücht über Annabel und Will Cash in die Welt gesetzt. Ein Gerücht, das Annabel verfolgt wie ein böser Traum, weil es das Gegenteil von dem behauptet, was wirklich passiert ist. Und auch zu Hause findet Annabel keinen Halt, solange ihre ältere Schwester die Familie mit ihrer Magersucht tyrannisiert und ihre Mutter nur dann glücklich ist, wenn sie Annabel als Model vermitteln kann. Doch dann begegnet sie Owen Armstrong, um den in der Schule die meisten einen Bogen machen. Owen, der anders ist als alle, die Annabel kennt - ernst, musikbesessen und absolut wahrheitsliebend. Und jemand, der es sich zur Regel gemacht hat, immer die Wahrheit zu sagen, ungeachtet der Konsequenzen, ist genau der Richtige, um eine emotional Erstarrte wie Annabel aufzurütteln. Ganz allmählich kommt Bewegung in sie, und endlich wagt es Annabel, darüber zu sprechen, was in jener Nacht passiert ist, als Sophie sich von ihr abgewendet hat ...
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The Handbook of Community Practice

Author: Marie Weil,Michael S. Reisch,Mary L. Ohmer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1452289972

Category: Social Science

Page: 968

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The Second Edition of The Handbook of Community Practice is expanded and updated with a major global focus and serves as a comprehensive guidebook of community practice grounded in social justice and human rights. It utilizes community and practice theories and encompasses community development, organizing, planning, social change, policy practice, program development, service coordination, organizational cultural competency, and community-based research in relation to global poverty and community empowerment. This is also the first community practice text to provide combined and in-depth treatment of globalization and international development practice issues—including impacts on communities in the United States and on international development work. The Handbook is grounded in participatory and empowerment practices, including social change, social and economic development, feminist practice, community-collaborative, and engagement in diverse communities. It utilizes the social development perspective and employs analyses of persistent poverty, asset development, policy practice, and community research approaches as well as providing strategies for advocacy and social and legislative action. The handbook consists of forty chapters which challenge readers to examine and assess practice, theory, and research methods. As it expands on models and approaches, delineates emerging issues, and connects policy and practice, the book provides vision and strategies for local to global community practice in the coming decades. The handbook will continue to stand as the central text and reference for comprehensive community practice, and will be useful for years to come as it emphasizes direction for positive change, new developments in community approaches, and focuses attention on globalization, human rights, and social justice. It will continue to be used as a core text for multiple courses within programs, will have long term application for students of community practice, and will provide practitioners with new grounding for development, planning, organizing, and empowerment and social change work.
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Aid as Peacemaker

Canadian Development Assistance and Third World Conflict

Author: Robert Miller

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780886291778

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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Does development by its nature produce conflict? Are there times when Canada should take sides in Third World conflict? Are there ways that Canadian aid can be used to promote peace? Experts in Third World development pursue answers to these questions.
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Justpeace Ethics

A Guide to Restorative Justice and Peacebuilding

Author: Jarem Sawatsky

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1556352999

Category: Religion

Page: 114

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People too often enter into conflict with an eye on how to resolve, manage, or transform it, thereby losing sight of the people involved and the end desired. Justice and peace too often serve as abstract ideals or distant shores. We have not yet learned enough about how these ends can also be the means of conflict resolution. Drawing on the imaginations of some leading peace and restorative justice practitioners, Justpeace Ethics identifies components of a justpeace imagination--the basis of an alternative ethics, where the end is touched with each step. In this simple companion to justpeace ethics, Jarem Sawatsky helps those struggling with how to respond to conflict and violence in both just and peaceful ways. He offers practical examples of how analysis, intervention, and evaluation can be rooted in a justpeace imagination.
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