Presentation on theme: "Reconciliation Seeking Healing. Indwelling Practices of Meditation and Lectio Forgiveness and Healing/Compassion/ Peacemaking Practicing Justice."— Presentation transcript:
Reconciliation Seeking Healing
Indwelling Practices of Meditation and Lectio Forgiveness and Healing/Compassion/ Peacemaking Practicing Justice
Tell th e Story Name the Hurt Forgive Release or Reconcile Hate or Revenge Recognize our Shared Humanity
Admit the Wrong Witnessing the Anguish and Apologizing Ask Forgiveness Renew or Release the Relationship
WORDS CULTIVATE FORGIVENESS
TRANSFORM SUFFERING RESTORATIVE OR RETRIBUTIVE JUSTICE
WE DO NOT LIVE IN ISOLATION WE ARE INTERCONNECTED
Every person has dignity and is important to the community. When one person hurts another, the whole is hurt. When one person is forgiven, the community can be healed. Every person is capable of great good and great evil. No one is born a rapist or murder. We all begin as children. Listening to the story is critical. Everything can be forgiven. For a person, family, community, or nation to live in freedom, forgiveness must happen. “Forgiveness is truly the grace by which we enable another person to get up, and get up with dignity, to begin a new. “ Tutu
The United States has over 2 million people in the prison system. Approximately 71,000 of the 2 million are children Each year these numbers increase.
. Everything is celebrated within the community.