Quakers in Criminal Justice Conference
Members of the RJC may be aware of the strong historical relationship between Quakers (also known as The Religious Society of Friends) and restorative justice development.
Whether as members or attenders of meetings Quakers hold central tenets: peace, equality, integrity and simplicity. For some of the connections with restorative justice please see the Quakers' statement here .
A national group, Quakers in Criminal Justice (QICJ) hold a Conference annually, the last weekend in February.
In 2017 the QICJ Conference will be held at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, in Birmingham. The conference title is New Ways of Doing Justice. The linking theme is restorative justice and restorative practice across different communities and organisations, so as to normalise, raise awareness and create new possibilities of connected restorative approaches.
Speakers on the evening of Friday 24 February are Derick Wilson and Hugh Campbell of Ulster University and on the morning of Saturday 25 February, Will McMahon of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.
A wider invitation is being extended to RJC members for these sessions, at no cost on the Friday and at £25 on the Saturday. Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre is open to non Quakers as a place to stay, but places will inevitably be limited due to the conference. To make a booking please contact Simon Ewart by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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