Justice as Care

Care is a fundamental requirement of human existence; we literally cannot live with it. But modern law and legal institutions are largely indifferent to the need to foster relationships of care between citizens, favouring instead the protection of individual rights and freedoms. But restorative justice, reflecting its biblical inspiration, can be most helpfully conceptualised as a relational justice of care that seeks to restore dignity, trust, responsibility and care to harmed relationships.

About the Speaker

Professor Chris Marshall recently retired as inaugural holder of the Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative justice at Victoria University of Wellington. Before moving to Victoria University in 2005, he taught New Testament for 19 years at Laidlaw College. Author of seven books and over 70 articles and book chapters, Chris has won several awards for his research, teaching and public engagement.

Where Henderson Campus & via Starleaf
When 12:30pm - 1:25pm
Cost FREE & open to the public
RSVP For a link to Starleaf please email [email protected]

About Laidlaw’s Research Seminars

As a part of Laidlaw’s commitment to relevant, gospel-centred, innovative research, the School of Theology faculty gather each month for a research seminar. The seminars are built around a simple format – one academic presentation followed by critical interaction. The seminar is video-conferenced across Laidlaw’s three campuses. Anyone is welcome to join us – this could include postgrad students, researchers from other institutions, or any others looking to hear and interact with cutting edge theological and biblical research.  

If you are unable to come to a Laidlaw campus and would like to join in from your device (anywhere, any place), please email Kerry Gordon E. [email protected]