Mauritius – Peace in Diversity

Mauritius – Peace in Diversity

Imagine Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Jews, and Atheists living harmoniously together? Welcome to the Republic of Mauritius. “We just recognise the right of everyone to be different and we live with these differences and sometimes we find them to be a source...
South Africa – Possibilities for the Future

South Africa – Possibilities for the Future

Possibilities – that was the word that kept coming up while in South Africa. The ancientness of the land and humanity is palpable. And currently there are many struggles, especially economic, in this post-apartheid era. Yet I was most aware of the limitless...
Behind the Curtain of Iran

Behind the Curtain of Iran

I received an unexpected invitation to speak at the first restorative justice conference in Iran. My answer was an immediate “yes”. The journey began in getting my visa and discovering Canada had closed its embassy in Iran as well as all Iranian embassy services in...
Calling for a Smart Justice Approach

Calling for a Smart Justice Approach

Guest Post written by Smart Justice Network of Canada (SJNC) – a non-partisan, non-profit network of volunteers from different walks of life and communities across Canada. We are working together to promote a different approach to criminal and social justice....