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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

Harm Dependent No More

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          

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

                                                         —Toni Morrison

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You’ll get an automatic discount when you order 9 or more LJP books!  9-49 books: 20%, 50-99 books: 30%  PLEASE CALL US FOR ORDERS OF 100+ BOOKS

(Books from other publishers and e-books are excluded.)

New Discussion and Reflection Guide for Creating Restorative Schools, by Martha A. Brown, Ph.D.  Free download here!

In this episode Dr. Gaye Lang and Dr. Raj Sethuraju discuss:

• How to train tolerance effectively  • Forgiveness is a good thing  • Commitment to personal growth  • Preserving your humanity

If training in tolerance doesn’t go into the heart, it’s just going to be yet another box to check and a certificate to receive. There has to be real transformation in order for tolerance to really be applied.

Overcoming Racism: The Power of Truth Telling

Annual Conference November 11-12, 2022 at Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN

>>>> Registration opens September 12!

Friday Keynote: Kao Kalia Yang, The Power of Truth in Storytelling

Saturday Performers: JUSTmove (David Scherer and Joe Davis) 

Please visit our website to learn more details about the 2022 Overcoming Racism Conference.

Online courses starting on September 6 and September 7, presented by Christianne Paras.

Christianne Paras

Christianne Paras is Ilokano and Kapangpangan, originally from the Ilocos region of the Philippines. She currently resides as an uninvited guest, an immigrant settler, on the unceded, ancestral and traditional lands of the Kwikwetlem peoples in B.C., Canada.

With over 20 years’ experience in the restorative justice field, she is an accomplished facilitator with expertise in a variety of practice models, including victim offender dialogue, family group conferencing and peacemaking circles.Overview

Location: Online
Format: Self-paced within deadlines set by instructor
Duration: 13 weeks
Tuition: $990
Can be applied to:
Restorative Justice Certificate

Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking, UMN Duluth

Colorizing Restorative Justice: An Ongoing Discussion

Tuesday, October 18, 2022, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM CST(3 hours) Via Zoom

Presented by Sheryl Wilson, one of the authors featured in the 2020 book, Colorizing Restorative Justice. Sheryl has been a practitioner, trainer and educator in restorative justice for twenty years, working with individuals from around the world in her practice. An interactive workshop on calling out whiteness in RJ spaces.

News / Information / Articles


Two American Indian tribes in South Dakota have joined forces to purchase 40 acres around the Wounded Knee National Historic Landmark, the site of one of the deadliest massacres in U.S. history.

By Stewart Huntington in Rapid City, SD, The Guardian, 8/6/22

In South Dakota, the Oyate Court – made up of Lakota elders – uses traditional peacemaking principles to stress healing over punishment.


By Robert C. Koehler,, 8/3/22

“I humbly beg forgiveness for the evil committed by so many Christians against the Indigenous Peoples.”

So said Pope Francis last week, at a powwow in Alberta, at the start of his “apology tour” across Canada — for the participation of the Catholic Church in the multi-century horror of Native American “residential schools” on this continent …

By Tyler Young, Native Cairns, July 11, 2022,

“We conclude that the Federal government and the State have concurrent jurisdiction to prosecute crimes committed by non-Indians against Indians in Indian Country.”

White supporters of racial justice around Buffalo have watched white nationalist ideologies creep into their communities. They’ve mobilized to convince people that white nationalism is not the answer.

All Things Considered, National Public Radio, 5/23/22, Adrian Florido interview with Erin Heaney of SURJ

By John Rennie Short, The Conversation, 3/14/22

Global flashpoints, including the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Chinese actions in Xinjiang, share a common background: a previous history of invasion and occupation.

The idea that anti-racist is a code word for “anti-white” is the claim of avowed extremists.

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