Spiritual Outlook for 13 October 2013
On Cycle-to-Work Day, Joanna Davison was hit by a car on her way to her job teaching Nursing Studies at Northland Polytechnic in Whangarei. After her initial anger, she reached a stage where she felt able to respond to the driver's request and met him in a restorative justice meeting. Joanna and her partner Paul talk about that meeting, the importance of timing (when it took place), and their reaction to it. And Mike Gourley talks to Chris Marshall, Head of Victoria University School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies about the positive value of restorative justice - or as he refers to it, "compassionate justice".