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Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies at Canadian Mennonite University recently spent a week in Hong Kong, practicing solidarity and collaborative peacebuilding with the local church given ‘the situation’ in the region.

Peacebuilding in Action: CMU professor returns from delegation to Hong Kong

Posted in Stories  •  Wednesday, January 8, 2020 @ 11:14 AM

Dr. Wendy Kroeker, Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), reflects on a week in Hong Kong, practicing solidarity and collaborative peacebuilding with the local church, in real time. For purposes of safety and sensitivity, some customary details are omitted from this report.

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Portable CMU: how a university of the church takes care of its roots

Posted in Stories  •  Monday, December 2, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

Our faith teaches that we belong to those who have made us: to Christ, our families, and communities. Accordingly, CMU belongs to the many-membered church body that first raised it up and nurtures it to this day. Enter Portable CMU. Former president/professor emeritus Dr. Gerald Gerbrandt, the program's first director, says "one of the great things about the offering is that from the beginning, it was congregation-instigated."

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The heart of the matter

Posted in Stories  •  Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ 3:18 PM

War-zone reporter and novelist turned climate researcher J. M. Ledgard recently told the New Yorker that, faced with a mess like the one humanity has made, "the only possible thing to do, is to go in an imaginative direction. Imagination at scale is our only recourse."1

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CMU in review: Peace and Justice Studies Association annual conference

Posted in Stories  •  Thursday, November 7, 2019 @ 10:48 AM

Looking around her neighbourhood coffeeshop, graduate student Lauri Eagles (46) says the chief impact of this year's Peace and Justice Studies Association annual conference, was to refresh her awareness of the people, places, and events that move around her every day.

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Roméo Saganash visits CMU

Posted in Stories  •  Wednesday, November 6, 2019 @ 3:53 PM

Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) students, staff and faculty gathered on Oct. 16 to hear Roméo Saganash speak on how Indigenous political leaders are keeping up the fight to see the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) implemented into Canadian law. 

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