Carl Stauffer, Eastern Mennonite University professor and co-director Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice, was a recent guest on the “Dangerous Love” podcast. He spoke with host Chad Ford about South Africa’s truth and reconciliation process and its relevance to addressing the historic harms and trauma from systemic racism in the United States.
Stauffer worked in South Africa with Mennonite Central Committee from 1994-2009 on issues of transitional justice. He shares more of his personal and professional journey in an episode of CJP’s own Peacebuilder podcast and in this remembrance of Nelson Mandela after his death in 2013.
Ford’s podcast takes the title of his recent book “Dangerous Love: Transforming Fear and Conflict At Home, At Work and In the World” (Penguin Random House, 2020). He is director of the David O. McKay Center for Intercultural Understanding at BYU-Hawaii, where he helped to create a major and certificate program in intercultural peacebuilding, mediation and facilitation.
Ford is a senior consultant with the Arbiter Institute, and an executive board member of PeacePlayers, a global organization that combines youth involvement with sports.
Alumnus Andrew Daniels MA ‘16 spent two years as an international fellow with the Belfast-based program of PeacePlayers. PeacePlayers also has programs in Cyprus, the Middle East, South Africa, and the United States. Read more about his experience.