Building Restorative Systems

Learning ways to integrate nonnviolence and restorative practices into your life, your family, your organization, and your world...

Through the lens of human needs, peace and justice begin to look remarkably similar. Both can be defined as a situation in which everyone's needs matter and are addressed. Schools, communities, families, and organizations around the world are integrating principles of nonviolence to create cultures of peace and reconciliation. Practicing restorative circles in KabulPracticing restorative circles in Kabul


This series of workshops will explore how to bring these projects into our own lives. Drawing from my connections with people working to transform the justice system in Brazil, the educational system in the United States, and the juvenile justice and prison system in the United States, we will experience restorative practices so that we can carry them into our lives and into our world. In this series, we will

  • Cultivate a restorative system within ourselves, transforming blame, fear, guilt, and anger through deep healing and forgiveness
  • Bring restorative practices into our relationships, so that we can transform conflict as it arises, using nonviolent means
  • Create sustainable structures in our own lives so that we continue to get the support we need
  • Learn and practice the elements of a restorative circle, including important tips for pre-circle, circle, and post-circle processes
  • Discover how we can build restorative practices into our projects, communities, and organizations so that we can contribute directly to a culture of reconciliation

This workshop is an invitation to begin creating sustainable restorative systems in your life, and to contribute directly to creating the change you wish to see in the world.  It is open to people who have read Marshall Rosenberg's Speak Peace in a World of Conflict, and who have attended at least one previous training session.

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