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Peacebuilder: a Conflict Transformation podcast by CJP

PEACEBUILDER TRAILER - A trailer to Peacebuilder, a podcast by the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP), at Eastern Mennonite University, in Harrisonburg, Va. 

1. CYCLE OF DIGNITY

In this episode, Dr. Barry Hart, professor of trauma, identity and conflict studies here at CJP, reflects on his own beginnings in the field of conflict transformation and trauma work, definitions of trauma and trauma healing, how CJP has evolved since its inception, and where he sees it – and the entire field of justice and peacebuilding – growing from here.

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2. DO NO HARM

In this episode, Dr. Gloria Rhodes, professor of peacebuilding and conflict studies here at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), talks about the field of conflict resolution and transformation.

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3. REMEMBERING WITHOUT REVENGE

In this episode, Dr. Carl Stauffer, professor of Restorative and Transitional Justice here at CJP, and an engaging storyteller, reflects on his childhood in Vietnam and the way that war shaped his outlook on life; his early adulthood with a young family in South Africa during a time when the nation was experiencing rapid transition away from decades of apartheid rule. 

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4. NORA LYNNE

In this episode, academic program coordinator Janelle Myers-Benner, who has worked at CJP in various capacities for 20 years. speaks of her formative experiences volunteering in Bolivia; the many programmatic shifts she’s helped usher through CJP; and memories of her second daughter, Nora, who died in 2008.

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5. WHEN THE CENTER DOES NOT HOLD

This fifth episode features Dr. David Brubaker, dean of the school of social sciences and professions at Eastern Mennonite University, which includes the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP). In it Brubaker talks about the environmental and generational changes that organizations now face, the tension between focusing on international versus domestic conflict, and global trends of income inequality.

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6. COLORIZING RESTORATIVE JUSTICE

This sixth episode features Dr. Johonna Turner, assistant professor of restorative justice and peacebuilding here at The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP). In the episode, Turner speaks about her history of community organizing, activism, and youth development work in Washington, D.C.; the Faith Integration Task Force she helped form at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU); and her vision for CJP’s role in transnational movement-building.

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7. THERE’S A KNOCK ON THE DOOR…

In this seventh episode, Bill Goldberg, director of the Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI), speaks on the importance of grassroots and domestic peacebuilding, even in Eastern Mennonite University’s (EMU) own backyard and campus.

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8. RE-FRIENDING MY BODY

In this episode, Katie Mansfield, lead trainer of the Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) program at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP), speaks about her path to STAR from working in multinational banking during 9/11, polyvagal theory, and her dissertation work on embodied trauma healing.

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9. JOURNALIST OF JUSTICE

Dr. Howard Zehr is director emeritus of the Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice and a distinguished professor of restorative justice at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding. In this ninth episode, he talks about his path to victim-offender conferencing as a young practitioner, the early days of restorative justice, and where he sees the field going from here.

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