Keyword: peacebuilding

We Need to Talk: Climate change and war

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 @ 10:51 AM

"When you are going through hell, keep on walking"

A wise friend of mine posted that quote recently, and I have been clinging to it, like a kind of psychological life raft.

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Nonviolent resistance: we need to talk

Thursday, March 31, 2022 @ 1:42 PM

In my 20s, I supported the armed revolutionary movement in Nicaragua. At that time, I would have said that nonviolence was 'naïve', that it worked for Gandhi against the British in India because the British were so 'civilized' (if my former belief that the British were "civilized" colonizers leads you to guess that I'm basically a mix of Scottish/English/Irish settler stock, you'd be correct). I fully believed that to truly bring about revolutionary change, you'd need armed struggle.

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CSOP course inspires student to navigate Indigenous and Christian identities

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 @ 9:00 PM

Katie Anderson signed up for the Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) because with the notoriously full schedule of a music student, she wanted to spread out her course load. But the class quickly became so much more than just getting another credit under her belt.

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New year, new MSCSA faciliator!

Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 8:30 AM

My name is Haneen Al-jaqobi and I will be the facilitator for the Menno Simons College Student Association (MSCSA) this upcoming school year! I am currently a student in the final year of my degree, and hope to graduate in the spring of 2019 with a double major in Psychology and Conflict Resolution Studies

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Stories of Hope and Challenge: Reflecting on the words of Senator Murray Sinclair

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 9:00 AM

On March 5, 2018, Canadian Mennonite University hosted The Honourable Senator Murray Sinclair in a public lecture. Lizeth Ardila, senior IDS and CRS major at MSC, was there and we asked her to reflect on what she learned.

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‘Everybody is accepted’ at the CSOP, Jordanian peacebuilder finds

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 3:17 PM

Duha Alassaf is passionate about peacebuilding.

"Peacebuilding is a subject that should be mandatory in schools and universities for how to deal with others," she said. "If people only knew peacebuilding, we wouldn't have these conflicts and wars."

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MSC to host public lecture on interfaith peacebuilding

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 @ 12:00 AM

Menno Simons College is pleased to present Dr. Jan Bender Shetler in a public lecture on interfaith relations in the city of Harar, Ethiopia, later this month.

The result of an eight-year collaborative research project between Dr. Bender Shetler and fellow academic Dawit Yehualashet, the lecture explores how Muslims and Christians have been able to maintain relatively peaceful relations in Harar over the last century, despite close and potentially volatile interaction.

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CMU announces new graduate studies program

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 @ 12:31 PM

Canadian Mennonite University is pleased to announce a new Masters of Arts in Peacebuilding and Collaborative Development, which will bridge the fields of peacebuilding-conflict resolution studies and development-transformational justice studies.

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