Stronger than Death

A key element of restorative justice is the question “How do we heal the harm as much as possible?”  In my mind, that caveat (“as much as possible”) always conjurs images of someone dying or sustaining some horrific injury such as the murder or maiming of a child.

Yet, Mary Johnson and Oshea Isreal, in telling their own hauntingly beautiful story, have shown me how far that caveat can stretch.  I hope you will invest three and half minutes to listen to their story first broadcast on National Public Radio’s Story Corps project  May 20, 2011.   It is a parable about how restorative justice can bring healing to even the most devastated lives.

NPR Story Corps and UpWorthy

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