8th NACRJ Conference. Save the Date!

The National Association of Community and Restorative Justice (NACRJ) is hosting its 8th national conference in July 2022. The theme of this year's conference is "Real Transformation. The Time is NOW. How do we get there TOGETHER?"

Participants will be invited to creatively share new and traditional ways to weave restorative justice philosophy and practices into all aspects of our world: personal, interpersonal, community, systemic and structural.

Goals for the conference include rethinking the meaning of “justice”; promoting anti-racist laws, policies, and practices; seeking equitable recovery from the pandemic, and, working toward safe, just, equitable and livable communities.

In addition to keynote presentations, workshops, and panels, conference attendees will conclude their experience with a day of reflection and engagement. 

Event Details

July 6 – July 9, 2022
Chicago, IL 

Registration and lodging information can be found here.

Come See Catholic Mobilizing Network!

Representatives from Catholic Mobilizing Network will be attending this conference — make sure to stop by and see us!

There are two ways you can interact with CMN:

EXHIBIT BOOTH: Come visit the CMN exhibit booth to speak with staff about our most current work, explore our offerings of resources, and find out how you can get involved! 

WORKSHOP: CMN is excited to present a workshop in the "Faith & Spirituality" track of the conference. We hope you will join us for this conversation. 

Title: Engaging RJ in Congregations and Ministry
Presenters: Caitlin Morneau & Bill Casey

Description: As use of restorative practices expands in legal systems and schools, faith institutions have unique opportunities to embrace restorative justice practices — both within congregations/ministries and in collaboration with broader initiatives. Mindful of the particular needs and opportunities within the Catholic community, CMN launched “Paths of Renewed Encounter,” a practical guide for restorative justice engagement in congregations and ministries. In this workshop, participants will get acquainted with the guide, practice utilizing tools found within it, and discern next steps for inviting engagement with restorative practices in their faith communities.

If you are planning to attend the conference and want to make sure you visit with our staff, feel free to reach out to Caitlin Morneau (caitlin@catholicsmobilizing.org).

Bonus Event

Stick around after the conclusion of the conference for “Engaging the Wisdom of our Faith Traditions and Science to Reclaim Our Call to Be Peacemakers” an event hosted by Restorative Church.

This event will take place on July 11, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.