Tag Archives: restorative justice

Using Circles for Restorative Practices

These slide presentations are a resource to make the implementation of Restorative Practices simple and easy. These free downloadable slides are designed especially for K-12 teachers and students who want to bring Restorative Practices into their classrooms and communities. They can, therefore, provide a deeper understanding of how Restorative Practices work, and how they can… read more

Community Justice AND Restorative Justice

“We have to repair harm between individuals as well as repair harm in community.” We’re joined by Michael Gilbert, Executive Director of the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice as we explore the dynamics and meaning of community justice. Followed by your fresh take of Nonviolence in the News with Michael Nagler. https://archives.mettacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/nonviolence-radio_2019-03-01_09final.mp3Podcast: Play… read more

NV Radio: 18 Year Old Running for School Board

(Image from Gandhi Searches for Truth: A Practical Biography for Children, of Gandhi experiencing a restorative moment with the Lancashire Mill Workers…) In this episode, we interview Lyndsey Burcina, restorative practitioner and the youngest candidate ever running for the Santa Rosa School Board at just 18 years old about her background and interests in taking on this… read more

Lesson 12 (Family Program)

The heart’s earnest and pure desire is always fulfilled. Activities for Month Twelve (Print Version Here)    Here’s a list of the activities for the month. Find descriptions below.   Journal Family Meeting Gandhi Searches for Truth, Reading and Discussion (for whole family) Reading and Discussion (for older teens and adults) Mealtime Activity Wisdom Tradition… read more

Accountability Without Punishment

  How can we move beyond a paradigm of punishment? Nonviolence practitioner, mediator, and restorative justice workshop leader Joe Brummer joins Nonviolence Radio for a special show where he shares his experience as a victim of multiple hate crimes to helping people transform conflict and violence into opportunities for healing through restorative practices. (Nonviolence News Portion… read more

Restorative Justice for Petaluma

Photo credit: Restorative Resources A Community Conversation about Justice. Join the Metta Center for Nonviolence and Restorative Resources for a Petaluma community conversation about the practice of restorative justice. What is restorative justice? How does it help us as individuals within our community? How does it help our students perform better in school and in life?… read more

Nonviolence News for May 12, 2017.

I had learnt the true practice of law. I had learnt to find out the better side of human nature and to enter men’s hearts. I realized that the true function of a lawyer was to unite parties riven asunder. The lesson was so indelibly burnt into me that a large part of my time… read more

Empowering nonviolent play

We’ve all seen and heard kids playing out violent scenarios–mostly because they have not learned enough about how nonviolence works and what other options they have. In this podcast I share the story of how one mother was able to gently show her son the power of rehumanization while playing his game with him. Listen… read more

Three Giant Steps: Daily Metta Video

What will it take to end war? Michael Nagler outlines three giant steps that he feels can provide the basis for a long-term strategy based in nonviolence. What do you think? About Daily Metta Stephanie Van Hook, the Metta Center’s executive director, launched Daily Metta in 2015 as a way to share Gandhi’s spiritual wisdom… read more