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As followers of Jesus, we are called to an ethic of loving our enemies (Matthew 5:43-48) and to a ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:16-20). MCC U.S. restorative justice work builds capacity to respond in healthy ways to harm and conflict, respond to and prevent violence and sexual abuse in our families and communities, and support healing and promote mutuality through biblical reflection and practices which create life-giving spaces in communities.
Emerging out of MCC’s history and experience in Mennonite Conciliation Services and the Office on Crime and Justice, our purpose is to equip people to live in community and to respond redemptively to interpersonal and systemic conflict, harm and injustice within families, communities and congregations. Responding to the biblical mandate as stated in Micah 6:8 to "do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God," MCC U.S. restorative justice work promotes fair and inclusive processes in times of conflict, crime and injustice. These processes are guided by principles of restorative justice. We are committed to anti-racist and anti-sexist conflict transformation.
Conflict transformation and restorative justice foundations and skills- from interpersonal to group facilitation. Chapters focus on faith/spirituality, theory, communication, restorative justice, mediation process, group facilitation, group conflict dynamics, standards and ethics of practice, pedagogy and peace work and beyond. Available to borrow (free of charge) from the MCC Great Lakes office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Also available to purchase or download.