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A nonprofit publisher for restorative justice since 2002

Living Justice Press acts as a catalyst for rethinking what justice means in every aspect of life. Our books explore how we can respond to harms and conflicts in ways that promote understanding, healing, and positive change – from personal to systemic. Our books  are useful for restorative justice practitioners and educators, as well as the general public.

An Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

We at Living Justice Press acknowledge that the land we live and work on here in Minnesota rightfully belongs to the Dakota, Anishinaabe, and Ho-Chunk Peoples. Our ancestors stole this land from their ancestors through genocide. We benefit from the land, while the Dakota, Anishinaabe, and Ho-Chunk descendents do not.

The institutionalized mass harms of white supremacy and settler colonialism continue, having terrorized and killed the Indigenous Peoples of the Americas and Africa for more than five centuries.

We stand with the Black Lives Matter movement that is now leading the struggle to fight these systems of racial oppression. And we stand with Indigenous Peoples who call for honoring treaties and returning stolen Native land. This stand is a first step in truth and reconciliation among our peoples.

Bdote confluence of Minnesota and Mississippi rivers Dakota sacred site

In 2007, I started writing a book entitled Harm-Dependent No More: Who Are We—Winners and Losers or Relatives? That was before the 2008 global financial collapse, before Obama, and before Trump. I wonder what will the world be like when I finally finish the book.   — Denise Breton          

Harm Dependent No More

“Books ARE a form of political action. Books are knowledge. Books are reflection. Books change your mind.”

                               —Toni Morrison

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Register now for RJ of British Columbia’s 2023 Symposium— Gathering for Community, Connectivity, and Change: A Symposium on the Power of Restorative Justice.

June 6-8, 2023 • Richmond, BC

Join Eastern Mennonite University for their annual conference on Restorative Justice in Education.  Registration is open!

KIPCOR Conference Growing Restorative Communities

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By Andrew Lee, Anti-Racism Daily, 5/29/23

Mother Viola Ford Fletcher, the oldest living survivor of the Tulsa Race Massacre, celebrated her 109th birthday earlier this month. The same day, the Tulsa city government tried to dismiss a lawsuit from Fletcher and the two other living survivors of the mob violence.

By Michael Benanav, Searchlight New Mexico, 5/18/23

A Supreme Court decision will soon answer that question.

By Fabiano Maisonnave, Associated Press, via Indian Country Today, 6/1/23

A Brazilian non-profit has created a new model for land ownership that welcomes both local people and scientists to collaborate in preserving the Amazon, the world’s largest tropical forest

Democracy Now! interview with Amy Goodman and Nermeen Shaikh 6/1/23

A roundtable discussion with three experts in artificial intelligence on growing concerns over the technology’s potential dangers.

By Jane Smiley, The Nation, 5/30/23

They are afraid of readers—especially young readers—learning the truth about humans, about American history, about, perhaps, their own lives.


By Nika Bartoo-Smith, Indian Country Today, 4/21/23

The EPA recently awarded $177 million to fund 17 centers across the country to focus on environmental justice work. Working with tribes and other community partners, two of the new centers in the Pacific Northwest seek to amplify the voices of communities particularly vulnerable to the impact of climate change.

By Charmaine White Face, 3/31/23

The word “revoke” . . . means “to annul by recalling or taking back” or “to repeal” or “to rescind.” The Pope does have that capability, which the rest of us do not.

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