by Sujatha Baliga January 10, 2012 When I got the call from Howard Zehr, I balked at the idea. “In a capital case? He shot her in the head? No chance, Howard.” Howard agreed, but encouraged me to speak with the young man’s mother and explain, from a restorative lawyer’s perspective, why it wouldn’t work. […]
LEONARD SCHEFF is a practicing attorney in Tucson, Arizona -- and a practicing Zen Buddhist. He created the Letting Go of Anger seminars and workshops with input by John Tarrant Roshi, and has taught them since 1993. He has attended several of the public teachings by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama including the four […]
JUDGE PEGGY FULTON HORA is a former dean of the B.E. Witkin Judicial College of California, has been on the faculty of the National Judicial College since 1992. She is the recipient of the Bernard S. Jefferson Judicial Education Award from the California Judges' Association and a Senior Judicial Fellow for the National Drug Court […]
Many of Sarvodaya's actions and strategies are directly relevant to the future evolution of "Occupy". Tonight's call will explore the insights gained from the Sri Lankan Sarvodaya movement and how Occupy can refine and evolve its momentum and focus.
Mali Rowan Presents Restorative Justice & Social Healing in the US and Beyond Dialogue Series with very special guest James O'Dea Dear Friends, I began working with James O'Dea in 2004 when he was President at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and with a core and common vision aimed at courageous Peacebuilding and deep interests […]
Social Healing and Slavery's Legacy, and Tree Plantings along the Slavery Route. An evening of dialogue and insight as part of the Restorative Justice & Social Healing Dialogue Series hosted by Mali Rowan Presents. The First Tree planting: Tennessee Slavery's Legacy & Growing a Global Heart with Belvie Rooks and Dedan Gills, Co-Founders of Growing […]
Azim Khamisa: an astonishing story, and an incredible life of service. Azim is featured on the PBS Documentary, "The Power of Forgiveness", and hailed by The Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh and thousands of children, teachers/leaders worldwide as one of our time's foremost ambassadors of Forgiveness...he co-founded the Tariq Khamisa Foundation to cease violence with […]
J. Kim Wright is the ABA Bestselling Author of Lawyers as Peacemakers, an attorney, and Founder of Cutting Edge Law. Kim is unequivocally at the cutting edge of Evolutionary Law and Social Evolution and has devoted her life to staying at the frontlines of holistic and human-based approaches to law and beyond, and to their […]
Herb Blake has an extraordinary life story. And just after this interview he passed on. His service to life is not forgotten and this series is dedicated to his memory, and to continuing the work he did to share stories about justice. We love you Herb! As an inmate at Folsom State Prison in CA, […]
Lois DeMott's story is one of the most heartbreaking stories I've heard--and as an insider to the criminal justice system, I've heard my share of stories. Lois is the founder of Citizens for Prison Reform, a fast-growing citizens network that focuses especially on the treatment of mentally ill who are incarcerated... she will join us […]
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