Resources from CJP
CJP has compiled and created the following resources for your use.
Resources for Restorative Justice Leaders
- Zehr Institute Webinars & Resources-The Zehr Institute is a program of CJP that advocates for restorative justice as a social movement.
- Changing Lenses: Restorative Justice for Our Times by Howard Zehr is a foundational book that helped launch the restorative justice movement.
- See the growing number of restorative justice Little Books written by CJP-affiliated practitioners.
Resources for Racial Healing, Reconciliation and Justice
- Coming to the Table- Coming to the Table was started at CJP and is now an independent nonprofit. Coming to the Table provides leadership, resources, and a supportive environment for all who wish to acknowledge and heal wounds from racism that is rooted in the United States’ history of slavery. They use practices and frameworks developed out of the restorative justice and trauma/resilience programs at CJP.
- Transforming Historical Harms is a manual written with Coming to the Table when it was a program of CJP. The practices in the manual are rooted in restorative justice and trauma/resilience frameworks developed at CJP
- See Little Books about racial healing and racial justice
Resources for Trauma Healing and Resilience
- STAR toolkit- resources gathered by and used in our STAR (Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience) training
- Peace After Trauma- An online resource created and maintained by the first director of the STAR program, Carolyn Yoder
- See Little Books about trauma healing and resilience
Musical resources for dealing with trauma and violence
- Sopa Sol was created by CJP graduates Daryl Snider (MA ’12) and Frances Crowhill Miller (MA ’11).
Resources for Transforming Conflict
Tools for Analyzing/Understanding Conflict
Maire Dugan- Nested Model of Conflict
We think that some of Dugan's most important insights about the connection between overt conflicts and underlying issues of structural violence and injustice have been overlooked. We thank Columbia College (South Carolina) for their permission to house the original article where others can access it easily. The citation format used here is APA. Dugan, Maire. “A Nested Theory of Conflict.” Women in Leadership 1, no. 1 (1996): 9–20.
- Banyan Tree Image to Analyze Conflict- A more robust version of the ubiquitous tree model for analyzing conflicts.
- See the Little Books about conflict transformation
Practices for Working With Conflict
- See the Little Books about skills and practices for promoting restorative justice and conflict transformation
- Conflict Transformation and Restorative Justice Manual – still popular after all these years, this was developed by individuals who later helped establish CJP.
- When You Are the Peacebuilder - This book (available here in PDF) was edited by three early graduates of the program. It was recently translated into French by Karen Dawson (MA '17) while she was working with Mennonite Central Committee in DR Congo for her practicum. Karen is currently working to support, equip, and accompanya Congolese church, LePhare-Bukavu, with a focus on Biblical servant-leadership.
- Ron Kraybill, an early faculty member and co-author of Little Book of Cool Tools for Hot Topics, continues to publish helpful tools for working with conflict. https://www.riverhouseepress.com/
- Tips for a Conflict Resolution Career
Responding to Terrorism and Violent Extremism
- Beyond September 11 - An archive of CJP’s immediate response to 9/11
In the days, weeks, months, and now years following the events of September 11, 2001, the faculty and staff of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding asked each other: “As professional peacebuilders and educators, what do we have to contribute to a world in the shadow of these events?” This series of articles and responses, Beyond September 11th, is one answer to that question.
Reflections on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and beyond can be found at the Peacebuilder Online blog, tagged with “Beyond September 11th.”
- The Ecology of Violent Extremism by Lisa Schirch
- "Welcome Your Neighbor" signs co-created by CJP graduate Matthew Bucher. Get a Welcome Neighbor Sign now!