Tag Archives: restorative justice

Getting to peace and social justice

By Anthony Marsella Here  is a straightforward list of actions and policies to promote peace amidst the madness of pursuing destruction and war for the apparent rewards of empire, economic, and delight in immorality and illegality. Productive Foreign Policy and Domestic … Continue reading

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Truth & Reconciliation, Part II, by Ross Caputi

 Our philosophy at Islah is that the goal of a reconciliation project must not be merely to end violence and mend feelings and attitudes between an oppressor and an oppressed group. The absence of violence with the persistence of injustice is … Continue reading

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Ubuntu: Together we are one

It has been argued that civil societies have been at the forefront of efforts geared toward the growth and sustenance of non-violent struggle, particularly in Africa.

The pertinent question is: how close is civil society in Africa to adopting non-violent ways of settling conflicts?

To answer this question, we must first trace back the concept of non-violent struggle to the African… Continue reading

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Prosecuting the perpetrators (The Khmer Rouge genocide, Part 3)

[This is the third of four posts by Dr. Leakhena Nou on the legacy of the Khmer Rouge genocide.] In the 21st century, efforts have been made to promote restorative justice and end the culture of impunity in Cambodia. For … Continue reading

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