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This free ongoing telecouncil series' mission is to provide a platform for open dialogue, education, and awareness in the poignant and exponentially growing fields of "RJ":Restorative Justice and social healing. RJ is not a new concept--Indigenous from global communities have practiced some form of Restorative Justice over many hundreds, if not thousands, of years.

Thursday, May 10th, 2012


Distinguished Guest: Michael Nagler, Founder and President of the Metta Center for Nonviolence



PRE-COUNCIL READING: Chapter 5, "A Way Out of Hell"  from Michael Nagler's book,                                                                                             The Search for A Nonviolent Future  CLICK TO READ CHAPTER 5

 *Click on book to go to Metta Center's site

Search for a Nonviolent Future

Michael Nagler is one of the most respected scholars and advocates of Gandhi and nonviolence in the world today. He is Professor emeritus of Classics and Comparative Literature at UC, Berkeley, where he founded the Peace and Conflict Studies Program, Founder and President of the Metta Center for Nonviolence (; and author of, among other books and articles, Our Spiritual Crisis, and The Search for a Nonviolent Future, which received a 2002 American Book Award and has been translated into Arabic, Italian, Korean, Croatian, and several other languages.

Among other awards, he received the Jamnalal Bajaj International Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India in 2007.



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