September 30-October 1, 2011
Professor Howard Zehr, a founder of the Restorative Justice Movement, will explore the concept of restorative justice at the Chautauqua Lecture Series at Lake Junaluska. Lake Junaluska Chautauqua Weekends offer an elegant combination of entertainment and stimulating lectures featuring outstanding regional/national artists and speakers, recreation, Southern cuisine, golf, tennis, walking trails, browsing, and shopping at Smoky Mountain boutiques and galleries. All Chautauqua events are in Shackford Hall, Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center.
Professor Howard Zehr of Eastern Mennonite University is one of the founders of the Justice Movement that has begun to reshape criminal justice systems around the world. Focused on the injury to individuals and to communities created by crime, it offers systematic ways to repair those injuries by directly involving victims, communities, and offenders. "Crime is a violation of people and of interpersonal relationships. Violations create obligations. The central obligation is to put right the wrongs." The goals of Restorative Justice are offender accountability, reparation to the victim, and healing for the community. They also produce remarkable improvements over traditional systems of criminal justice. In practice, on every continent, Restorative Justice make it possible to reduce recidivism, victims' trauma, and the cost of court and prison systems.
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Evans Lecture Series is designed to reflect Claude and Maxilla's passion for social justice, peace and non-violence, and the preservation of nature. The series is supported by the Cornerstone Class of First UMC, Waynesville, and other friends and admirers of Claude and Maxilla in collaboration with Lake Junaluska Ministry Events.
For more information, contact:
Pam Naplen, Registrar
Continuing Education Credits Available