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CSOP Participant Profile: Andrea De Avila

Posted in Stories  •  Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 3:00 PM

"I found out about CSOP (Canadian School of Peacebuilding) through CMU (Canadian Mennonite University) and everyone I knew. They all said it was a great program," Andrea De Avila says.

Andrea De Avila's life story begins in Mexico. "I grew up as a Quaker and was only one in a thousand Quakers in Mexico. The faith and tradition that was passed down to me has meant a lot to me."

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Assistant Professor of Communications and Media David Balzer (left) moderates

Dealing with death together is better than alone

Posted in Stories  •  Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 11:57 AM

It will happen to all of us, but we don't like to talk about it.

Death and dying were the topics of conversation at the final Face2Face community discussion held at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) on February 8.

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Dr. Dennis R. Venema presents to a full audience at the February 6 public lecture titled

Scripture and science: Biology professor explores evolution

Posted in Stories  •  Tuesday, February 19, 2019 @ 12:09 PM

Dr. Dennis R. Venema travels across the country engaging in conversations about how evolution and Christian faith can co-exist. While, as an Evangelical Christian, he grew up convinced that belief in evolution meant being an unfaithful, his views have shifted significantly over time.

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CMU hosted a conversation featuring seven immigrants to Canada as part of its Face2Face conversation event titled,

‘Be open-minded about newcomers’

Posted in Stories  •  Thursday, November 15, 2018 @ 3:19 PM

Compassion and patience are key when relating to newcomers.

That was one of the main messages at a Face2Face community discussion at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) on November 7.

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Tarek Al-Zoughbi (left), of Wi’am: the Palestinian Conflict Resolution Center, and Sahar Vardi (right) with American Friends Service Committee spoke at Speaking Our Peace at Canadian Mennonite University on October 27. Tarek and Sahar shared their own personal experiences as a Palestinian and as an Israeli working towards just peace in the current challenging context of Israel and Palestine.

Speaking our Peace

Posted in Stories  •  Wednesday, October 31, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

Sahar Vardi and Tarek Al-Zoughbi live less than 20 kilometers away from each other—Sahar in Jerusalem, and Tarek in the West Bank city of Bethlehem to the south. A literal wall, checkpoints and cultures of mutual hatred separate the regions each call home.

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