Sunday, October 15, 2006

International Restorative Justice Week - November 14-20

At their recent meeting, the California Conference of Bishops unanimously agreed to use the occasion of International Restorative Justice Week (November 14-20, 2006) to educate parishioners about Restorative Justice and to inform them about the new website,

To do this, the
California Catholic Conference (CCC) is preparing materials in English and Spanish for use in parishes. These materials include bulletin inserts and announcements, homily notes, and prayers of the faithful. These materials will be available during the week of October 23-27. For copies, contact Linda Batton at 408-983-0158 or by email at You can also go directly to the CCC website to access the materials.

What is International Restorative Justice Week? It began in 1975 in England. Known then as "Prisoner's Sunday," it's purpose was to remind the public of the incarcerated men and women in the country. The day of remembrance was subsequently extended to a week in 1995 to reflect growing concern for victims and communities, as well as prisoners.


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