“In the love of Christ, who came to save those who are lost and vulnerable, we urge the creation of a genuinely new system for the care and restoration of victims, offenders, criminal justice officials, and the community as a whole.” Our commitment to restorative justice compels us to dismantle punitive and discriminatory systems that oppress and to promote public policies that promote mutuality, accountability, and reparative relationships in society (cf. Deut. 32:3-4, Psalm 89:14; 145:17, Luke 4:18-19). 

Legislative Action | Restorative Justice

Establish the Truth and Healing Commission on Indian Boarding School Policies Act

For more than two hundred years assimilation processes have been adopted by the United States Government. These policies were intended to strip American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian children of their Indigenous identities, beliefs, and languages. These Indian Boarding School Policies established federally funded, off-reservation, and Christian-run Indian boarding schools. The motto to “kill…

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