Each circle that forms a community of learning shares their knowledge and experience as part of the process. AFSC collects that shared learning to help build a larger basket of experiences. This basket will form the basis of future work, and helps the ideas spread and grow.
In 2010 AFSC’s Healing Justice Programs in New England and New York held three gatherings to discuss the transition from “criminal justice” work to “healing justice” work. We continue this work with listening project in the Northeast so that individuals and communities harmed by violence and the institutions of criminal justice will heal and transform that harm into wholeness.
Dino Butler, former AFSC staff, offering tobacco and prayer for the work.
A community of learning is a group that comes together to share teachings, knowledge, understandings, abilities, and attitudes. Each member is a student and a teacher. A community of learning rests on a foundation of engagement, imagination, mutuality, and respect. AFSC’s Communities of Learning on Healing Justice is a growing project that will form many groups that will engage each other over time.