On this episode we talk about how violence and injustice affect our humanity, and about the possibility and practice of peacebuilding and reconciliation. Jeff and Emily are joined by Nina Balmaceda and Michael Battle.
Dr. Nina Balmaceda is a scholar-practitioner whose work focuses on civic leadership development and education for peace and reconciliation. Nina is president of Peace and Hope International, a nonprofit that works through local organizations in Latin America to prevent and confront violence and other forms of injustice against the most vulnerable.
Rev. Dr. Michael Battle is the Herbert Thompson Professor of Church and Society and Director of the Desmond Tutu Center at General Theological Seminary. In his PeaceBattle Institute he works on subjects of diversity, spirituality, prayer, race and reconciliation. He is the author of many books including his latest Desmond Tutu: A Spiritual Biography of South Africa’s Confessor. You can also join Dr. Battle on trips to learn more about the life and work of Tutu.
Please note that this episode references situations of sexual violence.