hello the Circles are not a solution to dealing with mages in society as they isolate mages from the other people, leaving the masses still uneducated and unexposed to magic, allowing for prejudices and fear to still continue, no matter how much personal freedom the mages might have inside their cages, they are still in fact cages, still treating the mages like bombs about to explode (pardon the low blow) one single Divine cannot gurantee that the Circles will not systematically fail the mages again as even the Divine is not all powerful, in fact Divine Justinia was ALL FOR reforming the Circles through the Inquisition because she recognized that both the Seekers and the Templars had failed.
FURTHERMORE, the placating of mages in the Circles by allowing them slightly more personal freedom while still treating them as second-class citizens is only a symbolic gesture at best that is completely dependent on the good will of the Divine and not a systematic overhaul the Circles need, that doesn’t address the systematic problem of feeding mages into the Circles and exploiting mages and manipulating them through fear and religion. It also reinforces the dicotomy between Good Circle Mages and Bad Apostates which all other mages that do not attend the Circles fall under that includes Dalish Keepers and Chasind apostates, you know, so it would still be justified to kill and starve apostates like Cole.
The only solution is to secularize whatever group the mages form to govern themselves.
Thank you and have a good day.