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Duality or trinity, scales or circles: What approach for justice in a new generation?
From Rachel Monaco-Wilcox's entry at Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog: If justice and healing are to be embraced as one and the same, as I believe they are, healing must come with the courage to bear the knowledge of the harms of the past. That knowledge, and those details, must be given a voice in that safe space of sharing, the circle. What is not known, not spoken, left unvoiced and buried, cannot be forgiven, and what is not forgiven cannot be made whole. Only through wholeness can the courage and power for positive change come for the sustainable future.
This is a shift in the way justice is seen. It is not black and white, as I think it was expected to be in the generation and the Supreme Court of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. I also believe we do not create justice, we restore it, and we restore it because “justice” is not a man-made concept. Scales are man-made; circles, in contrast, are all around us in nature.