Tag Archives: restorative justice

Restorative Justice for Petaluma

Photo credit: Restorative Resources A Community Conversation about Justice. Join the Metta Center for Nonviolence and Restorative Resources for a Petaluma community conversation about the practice of restorative justice. What is restorative justice? How does it help us as individuals within our community? How does it help our students perform better in school and in life?… read more

Nonviolence News for May 12, 2017.

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… read more

Empowering nonviolent play

We’ve all seen and heard kids playing out violent scenarios–mostly because they have not learned enough about how nonviolence works and what other options they have. In this podcast I share the story of how one mother was able to gently show her son the power of rehumanization while playing his game with him. Listen… read more

Three Giant Steps: Daily Metta Video

What will it take to end war? Michael Nagler outlines three giant steps that he feels can provide the basis for a long-term strategy based in nonviolence. What do you think? About Daily Metta Stephanie Van Hook, the Metta Center’s executive director, launched Daily Metta in 2015 as a way to share Gandhi’s spiritual wisdom… read more

Simple Logic: Daily Metta

“The more we punish, the more persistent crimes become.”  ~ Gandhi, Young India, April 30, 1925 Exactly this was said by Chief Justice Herb Yazzie of the Navajo Supreme Court: “You will never have enough jail space if your purpose is to punish” (quoted in Navajo Times Dec. 29, 2011, p. A-3). If only we… read more

Restorative Justice as CP: Daily Metta Weekend Video

In this video, Michael Nagler explains the key nonviolent concept called “constructive program” and contextualizes restorative justice within the framework of a workable constructive program strategy. Please add your comments below. About Daily Metta Stephanie Van Hook, the Metta Center’s executive director, launched Daily Metta in 2015 as a way to share Gandhi’s spiritual wisdom… read more

At the root of restorative justice: Daily Metta Weekend Video

In this talk about Search for a Nonviolent Future, Michael Nagler gives some examples to show that human beings cannot function equally in a system that maintains punishment as a way to treat each other. Anytime we break human beings into groups like this, we make violence inevitable. When we go beyond those roles and… read more

Our Minds on Restorative Justice Daily Metta

In this discussion about Search for a Nonviolent Future, Michael Nagler gives some examples about the way that restorative justice begins in our minds. He emphasizes that what we tell ourselves about ourselves matters more than we know. Please add your comments below. About Daily Metta Stephanie Van Hook, the Metta Center’s executive director, launched… read more

Eyes on the Prize: Your Daily Metta Weekend Video!

Here, Michael Nagler discusses some successful ways that people around the world have instituted restorative justice. We need to “keep our eyes on the prize,” he tells us, by seeing the good hidden in the heart of every person. Please add your comments below. About Daily Metta Stephanie Van Hook, the Metta Center’s executive director,… read more