Implementing Restorative Practices

You can bring healing and wholeness to your parish or ministry.

Our Opportunities

The principles of restorative justice have many applications beyond the legal system. In Catholic parishes and ministries, restorative justice helps build community, address harm and conflict, and create more inclusive spaces. CMN is here to help you discern what opportunities might be best for you. We’ll also equip you with the tools to support you as you bring the practices of restorative justice to your parish, ministry, or community.

  • Are you interested in learning more about parish dialogue models rooted in the restorative practice of circle process? “Conversations Communion: Parish Dialogues for Connection and Understanding” will be the best place for you to start.
  • Are you ready to be trained in the skill of facilitating restorative circles (also known as circle keeping)? Consider applying for CMN’s annual in-person Circle Keeper Training.
  • Are you interested in learning more about how your Catholic ministry or community could engage in restorative justice? Check out Paths of Renewed Encounter: A Restorative Justice Guide for Catholic Communities.

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Circle Keeper Training helped me as a Catholic leader.

I am planning to share the information I gained from Circle Keeping with our committee and hope to host community building circles around various social justice issues with students throughout the year.
Nicole G.
Service & Justice Coordinator, Iowa

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