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2022 CSOP Lecture: "Choosing Love in the Wake of Wounding"

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 @ 10:45 AM

Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) will host its annual Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) lecture on June 16 at 7:30 PM in Marpeck Commons. Acclaimed professor, activist, and thought-leader Dr. Johonna McCants-Turner will give this year's public lecture.

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CSOP student brings learning back to social services work

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 @ 2:01 PM

When Reezwana Yadallee heard that Mary Jo Leddy was teaching a course at the 2021 Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP), she told herself she could not miss it.

Leddy is the author of Radical Gratitude, a book that greatly impacted Yadallee when she read it for her class on voluntary simplicity at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU). "[The book] forces you to do some self-introspection in a way, on yourself and what life actually really means," Yadallee said.

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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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2020 CSOP Lecture - The Myth of Religious Violence

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 @ 8:56 PM

Dr. William Cavanaugh is an American, Roman Catholic theologian known widely for his work in political theology and Christian ethics. He serves as Professor of Catholic Studies at DePaul University and as the Director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology. He is the author of seven books, including The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict and Field Hospital: The Church's Engagement with a Wounded World. Cavanaugh lectures widely and his writings have been published in 12 languages.

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Changes to the 2020 Canadian School of Peacebuilding courses and schedule

Friday, March 27, 2020 @ 5:31 PM

Due to the ongoing travel restrictions and social distancing directives in place across North America in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, CMU's Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) is announcing the following changes to its June 2020 courses.

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International human rights worker finds professional development at CSOP

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 5:00 PM

Yousuf Abdulaziz is no stranger to peacebuilding and human rights work. He has worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and Save the Children in the Central African Republic.

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A community of change-makers

Thursday, January 9, 2020 @ 7:00 PM

Before Brooke Nagle and Lenora Yarkie were even finished their 2019 Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) courses, they had already chosen their course for next year's session.

"This is our third year at CSOP," says Nagle. "I've gotten a lot out of these courses. I find they're really thought provoking and useful in the volunteer work that I do."

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Peacebuilding school launches 12th year after successful 2019 session

Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 11:29 AM

In the political climate of our world today, a commitment to peacebuilding is more critical than ever. This summer, Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) welcomed 108 students and nine faculty from around the world to the Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) held on June 10-21.

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A Public Lecture by Dr. Emily Welty: Imagination, Courage, and Resilience (video)

Thursday, June 20, 2019 @ 3:38 PM

Amidst feelings of hopelessness in the face of injustice, inequality and systems of oppression, how can we create communities of imagination, joy and resistance? Join Dr. Emily Welty as she explores these intersections by reflecting on her Nobel Peace Prize experience as part of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. 

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Nobel Peace Prize laureate to give public lecture at CMU

Thursday, June 6, 2019 @ 9:37 AM

Dr. Emily Welty, member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize, will give a public lecture at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) later this month as part of its annual Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP).

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