Howard Zehr quotes

  • Crime is a violation of people and relationships. It creates obligations to make things right. Justice involves the victim, the offender and the community in a search for solutions which promote repair, reconciliation and reassurance
    -- Howard Zehr

    #People #Justice #Community

  • If in doubt, do not pain. Inflict as little pain as possible. Look for alternatives to punishments, not only alternative punishments
    -- Howard Zehr

    #Pain #Punishment #Doubt

  • Concrete, Steel & Paint portrays the core values of restorative justice-respect, responsibility and relationships-expressed through art. it is art that involves victims, offenders and communities in a dialogue that is sometimes difficult and painful, sometimes reconciling, but always engaging. As one prisoner says in the film, 'We have come together collectively through art.' It will be a great discussion tool for college classes, community groups and others interested in issues of justice, community-building, conflict resolution and socially-engaged art.
    -- Howard Zehr

    #Art #Responsibility #College

  • There are a lot of people who know me who can't understand for the life of them why I would got to work on something as unserious as baseball. If they only knew.

  • Find a need and fill it. Successful businesses are founded on the needs of people.

  • Those who deplore our militants, who exhort patience in the name of a false peace, are in fact supporting segregation and exploitation. They would have social peace at the expense of social and racial justice. They are more concerned with easing racial tension than enforcing racial democracy.

  • Expedience, not justice, is the rule of contemporary American law.

  • But I have always said that it's important we must make sure that justice is at all time be maintained.

  • The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.

  • The best product should be bought, the best man should be rewarded more. Interfering factors which befuddle this triumph of virtue, justice, truth, and efficiency, etc., should be kept to an absolute minimum or should approach zero as a limit.

  • It is impossible, Bible in hand, to limit Christ's Church to one's own little community. It is everywhere, in all parts of the world; and whatever its external form, frequently changing, often impure, yet the gifts wherever received increase our riches.

  • The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but can not do at all, or can not so well do, for themselves – in their separate, and individual capacities.

  • ...we understand only the individual's capacity to make sacrifices for the community, for his fellow men.

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