This is a temporary home for our ongoing learning of Restorative Circles, a specific systemic approach to conflict whose development began with the work of Dominic Barter in Rio de Janeiro in the mid 1990s and continues with a growing community both in Brazil and internationally.
This year we are commemorating 25 years of this work!
Restorative Circles helps communities, organisations and government develop their own processes for supporting those in conflict. Commonly these bring together the three parties to a conflict – those who have acted, those directly impacted and the wider community – within an intentional systemic context, to dialogue as equals. Often participants invite each other and attend voluntarily. The dialogue process used is shared openly with all participants, and guided by a community member. Generally these processes end with actions that bring mutual benefit.
As circle forms, these practices tend to invite shared power, mutual understanding, self-responsibility and agreed actions that repair harm, restore relationship and reintegrate community.
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