Cherie tells Tony (and us) about restorative justice

By Simon Barrow
March 10, 2007

Cherie Booth QC is to talk on restorative justice in the Gospels this Lent.

The well-known barrister, whose husband is PM Tony Blair, will be reflecting on the biblical story of Zaccheus as part of a series of BBC Radio 4 Lenten reflections given not just by Christians, but by those of other and no faith too - on themes of human and spiritual transformation.

Booth's talk (which will subsequnetly be available online in written and sound files) will be broadcast at 20.45 on Wednesday 14 March 2007, then repeated Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 March.

"Bringing offender and victime together sounds just like something out of a Bible story. Can it work in today's harsh world? The evidence says yes."

Then on Wednesday 21 March (repeated Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 March) Shami Chakrabarti, director of the campaigning civil rights group Liberty, reflects on the trial of Jesus.

Already up on the site is satirist and writer Armando Iannucci's thoughtful and entertaining take on temptation.

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