by MSC Staff Monday, March 6, 2017 @ 10:28 AM
I often ask students to reflect on justice. What is justice in family conflict, or in the face of inter-generational trauma and violence? In light of our globalized economy, how can we make justice in our consumption choices and how can we respond to the global inequities of trade and migration policies through our choice of food? Is locally grown, organic food always the best choice? Is it really local when Mexican workers are flown in each year to plant, weed, and harvest?
by MSC Staff Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 1:17 PM
After a semester at a large institution, Melanie McGillis wondered if university just wasn’t for her. She took a year off to travel and found herself volunteering with International Volunteer Headquarters in Ecuador. There, she met people with dreams similar to her own who had studied International Development.
by MSC Staff Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 1:43 PM
Before Victor Kaicombey had even heard of the Conflict Resolution Studies program at Menno Simons, he’d survived Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war and provided leadership in their Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The restorative justice model is one which he describes as a “traditional approach” to dealing with conflict in his homeland.
by MSC Staff Monday, February 13, 2017 @ 1:34 PM
Amy Linklater, a graduating student in Conflict Resolution Studies, says that her education and personal journey of healing are so intertwined it’s impossible to tell where one ends and the other begins. When she began studying at the University of Winnipeg at 21, she knew very little about the history of her Cree people and colonialism in Canada. “I didn’t know my history until university... my studies opened up a whole new trauma for me.”
by MSC Staff Wednesday, December 7, 2016 @ 3:52 PM
Since the early weeks of first semester, this year’s MSC Student Association (MSCSA) has had a unique priority: to develop a new scholarship for one of their peers. No one recalls who’s idea it was, but the eight members are committed to furthering MSCSA’s values of peace, justice, equality, social action, and community.