RESTORING HOPE: AN INDIGENOUS RESPONSE TO JUSTICE follows Mike, the Manukau Urban Maori Authority restorative justice facilitator, in his work with victims, offenders and their whanau and goes inside the conferences in which they come ...
I’m lawyer, so I talk to a lot of people who are in disagreement; but they all agree on one thing,
the litigation system is broken.
So, if the system isn’t working– fix it.
You can do it – if you remember that every contract is considered to be the “private law” of the parties. As long as it doesn’t conflict with the larger system, that private law will be upheld and enforced by the larger system.
When you write your agreements, create your own legal system.
Listen. Love is all around you. There is nowhere you can see, nowhere you can go, where Love is not. Listen. Do you hear the birds sing? They sing of love. Do you hear the trees rustle in the breeze? They shimmer with Love. Do you feel the beating of your heart? It beats with Love. It can ONLY beat with Love, because it knows nothing else. Do you feel your breath? It breathes with Love, because that is its nature. It can know nothing else. This idea of fear – it is a concept of the human mind that is an utter illusion, based on the belief that you are separate from the One Love. Which will you attend to? The Love that is everywhere and in everything? The very essence of the Univer
The collaborative approach saves both money and emotional wear and tear on families, the energy tycoon told me. "Collaborative law keeps everything on a ...
"[W]e know it is possible to love our enemies. Otherwise why would Christ in the Sermon on the Mount ask that we so love? . . . Are we to make Christ a liar? If we do not think it possible to love our enemies, then we should plainly say Jesus is not the Messiah." (Quote from Stanley Hauerwas)