See No Evil

As we begin a month long focus on the theme of justice, this service starts with a look at the traditional figure of justice itself, which is usually shown blindfolded. The rationale for the blindfold is that is ensures fairness, as though being able to see the competing parties or interests would prohibit fairness. But can we truly be fair in our justice actions if we don’t see what is actually before us?¬† Is seeing a hindrance to objectivity in justice matters? This service probes what is required for fairness in the work of justice.