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.
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
“Now we have half-stepped away from our long centuries of despoilment, promising, ‘Never again.’ But still we are haunted. It is as though we have run up a credit-card bill and, having pledged to charge no more, remain befuddled that the balance does not disappear. The effects of that balance, interest accruing daily, are all around us.”
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1894 Sioux Nation Treaty Council Recommends Theme to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Restorative Justice Coaching & Practice Group Series from Restorative Justice on the Rise
Join us for a deep dive into critical restorative justice areas and practice focal topics together with an international community.
Wednesday evenings starting May 4th at 5pm Pacific, then come back for a Thursday practice focus group at the same time. Key areas: RJ in Family Law, The Workplace, Schools, In Prison and Post-Incarceration, and more.
News / Information / Articles
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.
Global flashpoints, including the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Chinese actions in Xinjiang, share a common background: a previous history of invasion and occupation.
Three activists are working to support people at risk of either going to prison for the first time or returning to prison after release.
We speak with a leading Indian climate scientist about the punishing heat wave that produced the hottest weather ever recorded in April for India and Pakistan.
We want the violence to stop. However, our chosen means of addressing violence prevention are shaped by who’s leading that conversation. Too often, the results of those discussions have tended to be punitive in nature, resulting in over-policing and mass incarceration.
The idea that anti-racist is a code word for “anti-white” is the claim of avowed extremists.
RJ/Circle Practitioners & Trainers