Justice is a characteristic of a civilised society. Where is it to be found? In structures of government; institutions; individuals? Is it the same as fairness?
Justice needs to be seen to be done or resentment flairs, but should it be punitive, retributive, restorative or rehabilitative? Can justice that attends to individual heartbreaking cases also be fair and transparent? Can it acknowledge the place of mercy, grace, generosity, sacrifice, and undeserved forgiveness?
James Hawkey, Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey and The Right Honourable Jack Straw
Dr Claire Foster-Gilbert, Director, Westminster Abbey Institute, and Baroness Butler-Sloss
The Reverend Jane Sinclair, Canon of Westminster, Rector of St Margaret's Church and Chair of Westminster Abbey Institute, and Mark Ormerod, Chief Executive, Supreme Court
The Reverend Professor Michael Banner, Dean of Trinity College, Cambridge and The Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster
Audio recordings of the Justice events are available on AudioBoom (external website).
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