sculpture of people forced into slavery, connected by chains

The work of racial justice requires that we all bring our unique gifts, talents, and experiences to the table.

"The Women of PBMR" Woman in lotus position above field of flowers. With other figures of people and hearts.
Posted May 06 2022 |

A group of mothers who have lost children to crime, violence, or incarceration journeys together on the path of healing.

James Dailey military headshot
Posted Nov 10 2021 |

Military veterans are overrepresented on death rows across the U.S. This is unacceptable.

Posted Oct 08 2021 |

This World Day Against the Death Penalty, it is necessary to reflect on the role of trauma in cases like Lisa’s, and how it plays an outsized role in landing people like her on death row. 

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signs Senate Bill 64 into law.
Posted Sep 21 2021 |

By protecting those who participate in restorative processes, the practice can continue to grow in courts, schools, and communities.

Posted Aug 23 2021 |

From working as a mediator to creating spaces for healing and transformation in Catholic communities, Anne Buchanan shares her journey to restorative justice.

Our Lady of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Baden, Missouri
Posted Jun 14 2021 |

With time, care, and creativity, restorative circles helped one Missouri parish build community and enrich its ministries.

Computer on desk with screen that says "Restorative Arlington"
Posted May 27 2021 |

And how can more municipalities and counties become one?

Silhouette of people climbing up a hill
Posted May 12 2021 |

Faith communities played a pivotal role in Virginia's historic death penalty repeal. Here's how.

Photo of Frank Campbell, the only known GU272 ancestor captured on photograph.
Posted Feb 09 2021 |

Nearly 200 years after Georgetown University profited from the sale of 272 enslaved men, women, and children, one of their descendants examines the need for reconciliation and healing.

Posted Oct 07 2020 |

Jesus has a unique way of reaching each of us.

Posted Sep 16 2020 |

Get to know the Restorative Justice Network of Catholic Campuses — an organization cultivating restorative principles within Catholic colleges and universities nationwide.

Posted Jul 28 2020 |

No matter where you sit, opportunities to proclaim the dignity inherent in each human person exist — even abound — through creativity and the Holy Spirit.

Posted Apr 20 2020 |

What do restorative practices have to teach us in the midst of a global pandemic?

Posted Feb 20 2020 |

As the Young Women’s Initiative Coordinator at Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation in Chicago, Karlyn Francois shares a story of radical accompaniment within the criminal legal system.

Posted Feb 06 2020 |

A Chicago community meets to "foster diversity in each circle in order to cultivate the moments of both 'Me too' and 'I never knew.'"

Posted Jan 30 2020 |

Linda Showman’s journey towards restorative justice ministry has taken several years and varying forms. Now a Project Consultant in the Office of Prison Ministry at the Archdiocese of Portland, Showman has found ways to invite others in her community into an ethic of restoration.

Posted Nov 04 2019 |

The chair of the Death Penalty Abolition and Restorative Justice issue team of the Marianist Social Justice Collaborative shares how the group built a collective understanding around restorative practices using CMN's small group modules.

Posted Oct 15 2019 |

Sister Helen Prejean, a longtime champion in the abolition movement, recalls an important encounter with racial issues. Sr. Helen is a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph. CMN is part of the CSJ Mission Network. 

Posted Sep 25 2019 |

CMN takes part in a delegation to St. Brides Correctional Center in Chesapeake, Virginia.