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17, 18, 19 January 2014 in Bordeaux, with Dominic Barter

Walking towards conflict — an introduction to Restorative Systems


We are very happy to announce Dominic Barter's visit to Bordeaux. The first public event for several years in France!

Dominic Barter lives in Brazil where the practice of Circulos Restaurativos was developed in the 1990s.

The movement originated with Dominic Barter and favela communities in Rio de Janeiro working together to develop a community response to violence and injustice. The work has won awards from the Justice and the Education departments, at local, state and federal level, and the work has spread to 25 countries.

Whether it be in the world of justice or of education, in the world of business, with activist groups, religious communities, among volunteers or in our families, conflicts and the way we respond to them often leave us feeling dissatisfied.

During this three-day encounter we will be given the opportunity to:

  • discover a more deeply satisfying alternative for both the way we see conflicts and how we understand their ability to seed more resilient, cohesive relationships;
  • look for a more effective response which allows space for conflict in our society, restores its meaning and takes care of the relationship between people and their need for integrity.

We are excited at the prospect of you participating.

Signed: le groupe de pratique et recherche en Cercles Restauratifs de Bordeaux : )


Discover and practise an alternative way of dealing with conflicts, in an interactive workshop
  • Sunday 19, 9h to 17h30, Lycée des Graves : An all-day workshop for in-depth study and practise
Open to people who have been experimenting with Restorative Circles for some time, and those who are wanting to, and have participated in an Intro.
Also open to Saturday’s participants.

Purpose of this 3-day encounter

This encounter is a very special opportunity to give in-depth consideration both individually and collectively to the way we regard conflict and how we address it.



  • Saturday and Sunday workshops: open to a maximum of 100 persons, please register directly on-line via this web page: Inscription aux ateliers.

Co-create the necessary resources for this event and this work

Dominic and his colleagues want to give access to this work to all those wishing to.

They offer it in the spirit of a gift, as an occasion to come and learn.

Since it's inception, access to this work has been given freely. All Restorative Circle projects, Dominic's livelihood and that of increasing numbers of colleagues, have been supported by community donations.

They ask the participants to share with them and the organisers(*) the responsibility of this event's set up and the continued sharing of the work, if they wish. This event's costs (organisation, infrastructure, Dominic's travel from Brazil…) will be communicated and an open invitation will be made to all those wanting to contribute. We see ourselves as sharing all the power to be the change we're wishing in the world and to create the necessary conditions for it. The co-creation of these resources are therefore an opportunity to exercise such power.

(*) le groupe de pratique et recherche en Cercles Restauratifs de Bordeaux

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