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Holding Opposites: Seeing Justice as ...

Use these questions for individual reflection or for a group discussion about Susan Hudson McBride's video, "Holding Opposites."

Holding Opposites: Seeing Justice as Restorative

Use these questions for individual reflection or for a group discussion about Susan Hudson McBride's video, "Holding Opposites."


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Take what you learned from Susan Hudson McBride's "Holding Opposites" and spend more time reflecting on the ideas she presents. Use these questions for your own reflection or bring them to a group conversation. Learn, Reflect, Grow.

 

  • In the Encounter video, Susan Hudson McBride gives an example of restorative justice. How does this justice look different than the usual “justice” for criminal offense?
     
  • How can we view justice as something that heals people and communities instead of as a system that punishes criminals?
     
  • In what ways are people who commit crimes also victims? Why is it so difficult to “hold these opposites”?
     
  • What role can the church play in creating healing, restorative justice for communities?
     
  • What are your stories of restorative justice?

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