Claremont Lincoln University Peacemaker Fellow Darrell Burrell, a student in the Master’s in Interfaith Action program, has been invited to speak on workplace religious tolerance at the International Institute for Restorative Practice’s 19th World Conference Oct. 26-28 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
His 50-minute presentation, entitled “Workplace Religious Tolerance Training as Creating a Climate for Organizational Inclusion and Restorative Justice,” explores how the workplace can respond to increasing diversity in ways that are more open and inclusive.
“Restorative justice seeks congruence and peacemaking through the enlargement of communal and caring appreciation between people, with a focus on problem-solving for the future rather than establishing blame for past behavior,” Burrell writes, citing a 1995 study by Umbriet and Carey. “As the country becomes more diverse, understanding the importance of creating organizational welcoming climates where those of diverse backgrounds and religions is critical.”
The International Institute for Restorative Practice’s 19th World Conference brings together leading restorative practitioners and thinkers who are shaping the new social science of restorative practices.