In this interactive session, participants will learn how various settings, such as faith communities and workplaces, can effectively incorporate restorative principles, thinking, language and practices as a way of deeply engaging everyone in a more connected, productive environment. By explicitly applying the restorative practice framework in faith and work venues, people are more focused on building and maintaining strong relationships and repairing harm as needed. It is an approach where people understand that this is a very practical way to form healthy communities, no matter the shape and purpose of that “community.” The key components of this framework, as a way of thinking and being, will be shared with participants along with examples of work in settings occurring in Canada over the past eight years. This workshop will include a circle process where participants will be able to share their own insights and related experiences. A strong component of our time together will be to learn from one another.