I had learnt the true practice of law. I had learnt to find out the better side of human nature and to enter men’s hearts. I realized that the true function of a lawyer was to unite parties riven asunder. The lesson was so indelibly burnt into me that a large part of my time during the twenty years of my practice as a lawyer was occupied in bringing about private compromises of hundreds of cases. I lost nothing thereby – not even money, certainly not my soul.
~M.K. Gandhi, An Autobiography, (1959), p. 97
Restorative Justice, Susan Kinder points out, is about “being human together.” Susan, this week’s guest, is Executive Director of Restorative Resources, a Santa Rosa based nonprofit organization. At the Metta Center, we are convinced that Restorative Justice is one of the most concrete, constructive and cutting edge ways that nonviolence can be applied in our culture. Listen to our interview with Susan Kinder to find out more about how restorative justice works, what it means for each one of us, and on the intersection of nonviolence and restorative justice.