Restorative Justice

Prayer to Deliver us from the Legacy of Slavery and Racism

Prayer
December 2 is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. Use this resource in your prayer today, for global deliverance from the sins of racism and slavery.

Setting Norms for Challenging Conversations

Fact Sheet & Handout
This series of resources provides professional development for anyone who would like to learn how to set norms for culturally relevant and challenging conversations in their classroom or community....

Prayer for Prophetic Resilience

Prayer
The theme of the Ignatian Solidarity Network's 2020 Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice was Prophetic Resilience: Breaking Down, Building Up. Using the seasons as a metaphor, this prayer calls us to...

The Prodigal Son, the Death Penalty, and Reconciliation

Film Discussion Guide
In her Catholic Women Preach reflection, Krisanne Vailliancourt Murphy, Executive Director of Catholic Mobilizing Network, preaches on the Return of the Prodigal Son. Use this discussion guide and...
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Prayer for Kinship and Community

Prayer
During a time in which division and separation seem unavoidable, we pray that we can expand our circles of caring until no one is left in the margins.
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Helen Prejean, C.S.J.: Hope Alive in Our Hearts

Prayer Service
Sister Helen Prejean, C.S.J., is a model for us, as this prayer service indicates, in the qualities she has displayed for decades: compassion, courage to speak out, concern and respect for everyone...
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A Journey of Healing and Reconciliation Through Restorative Justice

Reflection
Education for Justice's 2018 Lenten Reflections are offered by the Catholic Mobilizing Network, a national Catholic organization working to end the death penalty and promote restorative justice....

Unit: CST and Restorative Justice

Unit
This Unit plan includes five distinct lesson plans on Catholic social teaching and restorative justice, adaptable for middle- and high-school students and adults. The lessons include a range...
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3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets

Film Discussion Guide
This gripping documentary is based on the true story of Jordan Davis, a young black teenager who was shot at a gas station in Jacksonville, Florida. This film discussion guide includes a summary,...
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Catholic Social Thought and Criminal Justice

Reflection
Fr. Kammer offers a compassionate, challenging reflection on criminal justice in light of Catholic Social Thought. He echoes the teaching of the Church in a call for restorative justice that invites...

A Change of Heart Through Forgiveness and Mercy

Prayer Service
Inspired by the words and actions of Pope Francis during his visit with inmates at a prison in Philadelphia, this prayer service calls for a change of heart through mercy and forgiveness towards all...

The Power of Forgiveness

Film Discussion Guide
This guide offers discussion and reflection questions for the documentary The Power of Forgiveness, which features several moving real-life stories of forgiveness as well as comments on the topic...