Peacebuilder is a podacast by The Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) launched during our 25th anniversary (1995 - 2020). CJP is a graduate program at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in Harrisonburg, Virginia. USA.
In this final episode of our first season, Dr. Jayne Docherty, executive director of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), speaks on her path to the field, the importance of considering worldviews in a conflict, and how the program has grown and changed since she joined as the first non-Mennonite faculty member, shortly before 9/11.
Journalist of Justice
In this episode, Dr. Howard Zehr, director emeritus of the Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice and a distinguished professor of restorative justice at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, 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.
Re-friending My Body
In this episode, Katie Mansfield, lead trainer of the Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR) program at the 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.
There's a knock on the door...
In this 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.
Colorizing Restorative Justice
In this episode, Dr. Johonna Turner, assistant professor of restorative justice and peacebuilding here at CJP, 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.
When the Center Does Not Hold
In this episode, 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), 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.