14 Arcs to Unitive Justice
The 14 Arcs to Unitive Justice form the foundation of Unitive Justice Theory. These Arcs provide structure and sustainability to Unitive Justice, making it relevant and applicable in diverse settings.
Arc 1: Rules to Values
Moving from a world where rules guide our behavior and actions to one where we are guided by values.
Arc 2: Hierarchy to Inclusion
Move from a system based on superiority and entitlement to a system where inclusion in the norm.
Arc 3: Compliance to Mutually beneficial Action
Solutions move from solutions created for the people involved to mutually beneficial solutions created with the people involved.
Arc 4: Punishment to Connection
Instead of using punishment as a driving force, connection is fostered so people want to help and support each other.
Arc 5: Judgment to Insight
When we move from a place of judging to a place of curiosity, we gain new insight about situations that may change our perspective and create a new understanding and connection.
ARc 6: Self-Interest to Community
In this Arc, we move from self-interest to a wider focus on community, and in doing so, we find ways to make the world better for us all.
Arc 7: Event to Context
Here we move from a limited view of an event to see the broader picture—the underlying context in which the event occurred.
Arc 8: Deception to Honesty
In punitive systems, deception is often encouraged and rewarded. In Unitive systems, honestly is the foundation for interactions, particularly when dealing with conflict.
Arc 9: Distrust to Trust
Here we move from relationships filled with distrust to relationships built on trust.
Arc 10: Opposition to Synergy
When we move from opposition to synergy, we can create something much more meaningful by bringing our separate parts together to create something new.
Arc 11: Proportional Revenge to Lovingkindness
Here we move from “an eye for an eye” systems to systems where we treat others the way we would want to be treated—the Golden Rule found in many sacred texts.
Arc 12: Duality to Unity
When our worldview changes to a view based on duality, or separation, to one based on unity, or oneness, we recognize and honor our shared humanity.
Arc 13: Control to Co-Creativity
When we stop controlling others, the result is wonderful co-creativity that, in the end, is far more productive and beneficial to everyone.
Arc 14: Fear to Love
Every time we forget to act out of love, we act out of fear. In this Arc, we move our actions and reactions from being fear-based to being centered in love.