The Princeton Rose Castle Society (PRCS) grew out of a fall break trip to the Rose Castle Foundation in Cumbria, England in 2019, sponsored by the Office of Religious Life. In Cumbria our student delegation experienced a transformative curriculum rooted in encountering difference, engaging through conflict, restoring relationships and reimagining society, all with the purpose of facilitating reconciliation and restorative justice where there has been harm or impasse. Our group decided to share the skills it had learned with other student members of the Princeton community, hoping to expand the circle of people committed to dialogical and relationship-based approaches to finding ways to live justly and well together in spite of violent histories and/or foundational disagreements.
Our PRCS cohorts meet every several weeks for a dinner discussion, either at Prospect House on campus or at one of the town of Princeton’s fine dining restaurants. We develop our own skills for the practice of reconciliation, and we create opportunities for those who are not members of our Society to participate in ongoing dialogue groups on particular topics such as Israel/Palestine.
Please contact Dean Alison Boden (email@example.com) for more information about Rose Castle Society!