Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies

Certificate in Restorative Justice Ministry

The IPS Restorative Justice Ministry Certificate 2020 is a virtual program that provides theological foundations and practical strategies for expanding or creating diocesan and parish-based Restorative Justice and prison ministries in your area.

Participants will be able to:

  •  Explore theological and legal backgrounds of restorative justice as well as develop ministerial skills for restorative justice and prison ministry.

  • Encounter mental health professionals, and on-the-ground persons and organizations who work to educate and lift up the mind, body, and spirit of incarcerated individuals, their families, and victims of crime.

  • Enhance their understanding of the social contexts as well as the mental, physical, and spiritual health needs of the community, especially of vulnerable communities.

  • Be resourced to create restorative justice practices and ministries, which will more holistically respond to poverty, illness, injustice, punishment, and retribution with Mercy and Love.

The program consists of four on-line modules via zoom for four consecutive Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 12:15 pm and from 7:00 to 8:00 pm Central time zone.  Participation in both morning and evening sessions is required.

Oct 21, Module I:

Restorative Justice in Chicago, Overview of the Criminal Justice System

Oct 28, Module II:

The 2020 Crisis and its Impact on Individual & Community, Spiritual, & Mental Health

Nov 4, Module III:

Racism, Poverty & Incarceration/The Response of Catholic Social Teaching

Nov 11, Module IV:

Forgiveness

CLICK ON THE IPS_RESTORATIVE_JUSTICE_FLYER_2020 FOR MORE INFORMAITON

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER BY OCTOBER 14, 2020

If you would like to contribute to Restorative Justice 2020 to bring this program to more people, please feel free to write a check payable to Loyola University Chicago; write in the memo section IPS-RJ 2020. Send the check through US Postal Service to Loyola University Chicago, P.O. Box 777323, Chicago, Illinois 60677-9056.

IPS Students, IPS Alum, RJ Alum, and Chicago, IL area participants may qualify for a discount.  Please contact Mirta Garcia at 312-915-7466 mgarcia29@luc.edu  for additional information.