Emma Thompson works for a not-for-profit community interest company called RJ Working based in the far South West of England. The multidisciplinary RJ Working team…
Foundations in Restorative Practice for Quaker Meetings
26 February 2022 - 8 April 2022
This six-week course is designed to support Quaker groups or Meetings learning about Restorative Justice as an everyday practice which can support and strengthen community.
The content will be an introductory overview of the Restorative Justice field, and its potential value for individuals, and for our connectedness, both locally and as global citizens. Each session will also offer experiential learning, although online, working in a ‘circle’. Resources for ‘taking it further’ will be provided via Moodle. The shared learning will be accumulative and the group will develop a life of its own, so those who register are asked to commit for all six sessions.
We will consider the Restorative model as a practical expression of Quaker testimonies and share the relevance for building community in response to diminishing resources, for tackling the harms caused by climate change and by racism, and for supporting children and young people to better look after themselves and each other. We will introduce the key Restorative principles in different contexts and create a group approach to problem-solving through communication, which lies at the heart of Restorative practice.
The start date for the course is when the online content and discussion forum becomes available; you can work on this material at any time to suit you.
The live Zoom sessions are at 19:00-20:30 (UK time) every Monday during this period.
All times are given as UK time. Make sure to check your own timezone at www.savvytime.com/converter/
This course will involve:
On the booking form, there is a chance for you to let us know about any accessibility or communication adjustments that will enable you to participate more fully in the course. Automated Zoom closed captions are available for all live sessions but if you feel you require more accurate closed captioning please email us directly in addition to booking.