Journey the way of the cross while meditating on the need to end the death penalty and promote restorative justice. This special death penalty themed Stations of the Cross will give you the opportunity to meditate on the many complex and unjust realities of the death penalty while journeying with Christ on his passion.
CMN's Holy Saturday Prayer Service serves as a way to explore one of the more profound - and underutilized - days of the liturgical year. Beginning from the darkness of Good Friday, this experiential prayer service invites participants to reflect on the role of harm in their own lives; and the lives of those impacted by the continued use of the death penalty and the larger criminal justice system.
Join us during the Lenten season for prayerful reflection and contemplation. Every Monday receive a special Lenten reflection for the coming Sunday. Available online and on social media. These reflections will unpack the scripture readings for the week through the lens of justice and mercy. This year, CMN has worked with our partners in different states for our weekly reflections.
By David Matzko McCarthy, Trudy D. Conway, and Vicki Schieber, Editors
This new book on Restorative Justice serves as a guiding context for Catholic Mobilizing Network's work to promote restorative justice.
When you work for the neighbor do it with a very unselfish love which expects no reward for its services, and aim at nothing other than helping him or her and being at the same time pleasing to God. - Congregation of St. Joseph Maxim 55
Join us during this Advent season for prayerful reflection and hopeful anticipation. Every Monday you will receive a special Advent reflection for the coming Sunday. The reflections are available online, on social media, and can also be downloaded as a complete set. Enjoy the Sunday Advent scripture readings through the lens of justice and mercy:
Poverty plays a critical role in whether or not someone receives a death sentence. This helpful infographic explores some of the ways poverty impacts the use of the death penalty in this country.
Parish Educational Modules: "Restorative Justice, Restorative Living: A Lens for Learning and Action"
This is a formational opportunity for small groups to learn about restorative justice as it relates to Catholic teaching and discern the call to restorative action in personal life, parish community and responding to crime. The program consists of two evening sessions and a day-long retreat.
These educational modules are currently in the pilot phase and will be available for download in Spring of 2018. To pre-register for these modules, please download our one-page informational flyer below and we will contact you once they are available.
This resource shows how we can bring the principles of restorative justice to our everyday interactions.