Legal Renewal

Legal Renewal

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"Justice is Love

correcting that which revolts against Love."

- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

We are a nationwide network of lawyers, law professors, law students, and others interested in the progressive transformation of law. We seek to transform legal culture, within the United States and internationally, so that law can become a vehicle for creating a loving and caring world fostering empathy and compassion rather than adversarial self-interest and social separation.

We work to envision and create a legal process and a legal culture that goes beyond the vindication of individual rights in a socially separated world and toward the manifestation of authentic mutual recognition and reconciliation in a socially connected world.

In furtherance of that effort, we develop new forms of theory and practice that link the spiritual and the political in the intersection with our lives and with the world of law.  We seek to bring together leaders and activists in such spiritual, political and humanistic legal movements as Restorative Justice, Understanding-based Mediation, Collaborative Law, and Humanizing Legal Education under a common theoretical and practical vision that can help unify our respective efforts and build the political capacity to impact our field.

We hope you’ll join us!

Legal Renewal posts:

    Legal Renewal News from the Tikkun Daily Blog

    Network of Spiritual Progressives Press Release: The Religious Left Launches Campaign for a Constitutional Amendment to Overturn McCutcheon Decision and Get Money Out of PoliticsRabbi Michael Lerner and Rev. J. Alfred Smith Sr. of the Allen Temple Baptist Church announced today a new initiative emerging from the religious left in the U.S. in response to McCutcheon vs. FEC, th …
    Andrew Hanauer: Debt Trial of the Century in the Hands of Supreme CourtLast Tuesday, Argentina appealed to the US Supreme Court in its landmark case against predatory hedge funds seeking to collect more than $1 billion in old debts. For millions of people living in extre …
    Harriet Fraad: Why Are So Many White Men So Angry and What Can We Do About ItMichael Kimmel's popular new book Angry White Men describes the rage of American men who have been cast out of their dominant roles within the economy, the family and personal life. The book does …