WHAT: An engaging conference to mark the launch of our new book Redemption and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Restorative Justice. This event is free and open to all.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 25th from 8:30am-4:00pm
WHERE: The Catholic University of America, Pryzbyla Center or Live Streaming
***We also invite you to join us for a kick-off Mass and reception on Tuesday, April 24th at 5:00pm at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine with the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Christophe Pierre.
About the Conference
Pope Francis' vision to minister to those on the margins is an important anchor for our dialogue. Together we will:
- Build a shared understanding of our broken criminal justice system and the theological underpinning of the Catholic call to restorative justice.
- Encounter opportunities for deeper engagement of Catholic ministry and evangelization in transforming harm and violence in our country.
- Empower Catholics and all people of good will to transform the brokenness caused by the U.S. criminal justice system.
Dr. Trudy Conway - Professor Emeritus, Mount St. Mary’s University and Co-Editor, Redemption and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Restorative Justice
Joe Cotton - Director of Pastoral Care and Outreach, Archdiocese of Seattle and Member of King County Peacemaking Coordinating Team
Matt Cuff - Senior Policy Advisor, Jesuit Conference of Canada and the United States
Bishop Frank J. Dewane - Diocese of Venice, Florida, Chair of the Justice, Peace and Human Development Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Bill Gaertner - Founder and Director, Gatekeepers Prison Re-Entry Program
Dr. Kathryn Getek Soltis - Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Peace and Justice Education, Villanova University
Justice Janine Geske - Retired Justice Wisconsin Supreme Court and Distinguished Professor of Law, Marquette University
Vicki Schieber - Cofounder, Murder Victim’s Families for Human Rights and Co-Editor of Redemption and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Restorative Justice
Msgr. Stuart Swetland - President, Donnelly College and Host, Catholicism on Campus (EWTN) and Go Ask Your Father (Relevant Radio)
Fr. George Williams - Chaplain, San Quentin State Prison
Dr. Tim Wolfe - Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice, Mount St. Mary’s University and Co-author, Redemption and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Restorative Justice
- LIVE STREAMING: Watch the archived live stream recording here.
- LODGING: Recommended locations for lodging can be found here.
- TRANSPORTATION: Directions to The Catholic University of America campus can be found here.
- PARKING: Parking is available in the CUA Garage. See map below.
For questions, please contact Caitlin Morneau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register early, space is limited.