Translations:Earth Restorative Justice/25/en
I think this has a lot to do with self-responsiveness. When we build restorative systems for our own communities, we learn to diminish our fear of conflict, and we discover that engaging fully with conflict and creating spaces where conflict can fully express itself, be heard and be transformed into specific action, increases community cohesion. So we are less frightened by the awful things we do to each other. Then, when we get a political moment like this, which is devastating in many ways, we are not immediately put into a reactive mode. Of course we need to strengthen our support systems. Of course we get into despair, or pass through a superficial level of just being angry or frightened, but we tend not to stay there.