NDHS Restorative Practice Room #OCSB

While this blog support the concepts of restorative justice, the OCSB is not implementing it with Jesus Christ in mind.

Background:

http://www.eoccc.org/content/pdf/restorative_practice-catholic_school-a_primer2010.pdf

And this blog also knows that the Lord helps with Restoration and Restorative practises:

Psalm 23:3 : “He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”

Psalm 51:12  “Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.”

2 Corinthians 13:9 “For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. Your restoration is what we pray for.”

2 Corinthians 13:11  “Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.”

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Instead of focussing on how the Lord can help restorative justice, the OCSB goes full-core with Native symbols. Why the 7 native grandfather teachings carpet? http://www.nativereflections.com/products.php?view=4343

Is the OCSB thinking about Chinese-Canadian Catholics who are seeking restorative justice when they design the room below? Do they care about Polish-Canadian Catholics? Where is the Crucifix? Where is the Bible? Where is the Lord?

Restorative Justice 2

Restorative Justice 1

There are lots of ways to implement RP without things like native smudging:

Restorative Practices – Catholic Education Office (Australia)

Research_3 (1) <–PDF

The OCSB loves to talk about “inclusiveness”, but this room is an epic failure in that. Instead, it excluded Catholics from various nations (eg. Kenyan Catholics) and makes them use indigenous tradition to get restorative justice – hardly fair to a victim. Smashing together a restorative practices room with an indigenous room is just wrong.
OCSB remains blissfully proud:
PS:
Restorative justice echoes ancient and indigenous practices employed in cultures all over the world, from Native American and First Nation Canadian to African, Asian, Celtic, Hebrew….
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