Save the date! A National Catholic Restorative Justice Conference will be held October 5-7, 2023 that brings together Catholic ministry leaders, legal professionals, people directly impacted by harm, crime, and incarceration, to build capacity within the Church to advance healing approaches to harm, crime, and injustice. Join us on the campus of the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis to build relationships, knowledge, and skills for engaging restorative justice practices in light of the Catholic tradition and experience.
Conference Theme: “Journeying Toward Restoration”
Co-hosted by Catholic Mobilizing Network and the St. Thomas School of Law Initiative on Restorative Justice and Healing, the conference takes on the theme, “Journeying Toward Restoration.” Ever aware of past and ongoing violations of dignity and relationships, “Journeying toward Restoration” signifies renewed promise for restorative justice as an instrument for human flourishing both within and beyond the institutional Catholic Church.
By gathering in the Twin Cities, a locus of national and ecclesial wounds, the conference invites participants to create pathways of renewed encounter and human flourishing in the following areas:
- Criminal Legal System Transformation
- Sexual Abuse in the Church and Healing
- Racial Injustice and Healing
- Harms Against Native Peoples
Watch for updates on the conference schedule as well as registration, sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities.