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Keyword: peace and conflict transformation studies

CMU alumna transforms dream for justice through peace program

Monday, March 20, 2023 @ 10:30 AM

CMU alumna Odelia Duffus wanted to be a lawyer after she graduated high school. Six years later, she's liaising with the court—but not in the role she expected.

Duffus is a mediator and caseworker with Mediation Services, a Winnipeg-based organization offering conflict resolution and training to workplaces, families, and communities. She wants to make a safer and more just future for all people involved in conflict, by navigating it in ways alternative to conventional punishment. Through mediation, she acts as a neutral third party that hears each side's perspective and helps create an agreement that benefits everyone and an appropriate solution.

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CMU student's award-winning speech encourages us to live with “an attitude of abundance”

Thursday, December 8, 2022 @ 12:00 AM

"The kingdom of God [that Jesus] preached about was one of banquets. It is a kingdom that starts with faith the size of a mustard seed and grows like yeast mixed with flour. You are invited; come and join the feast."

So says current Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) student Danika Warkentin in her award-winning speech titled, "Join the Feast."

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Refugee Resettlement in Canada: Moving Forward from Lessons of the Past (video)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 8:25 AM

Five refugee resettlement experts with experience in Canada's past and present programs formed a panel to discuss and examine the past, present, and future of Canada's refugee resettlement efforts.

"Canada has a long history of resettling refugees," says Dr. Stephanie Stobbe, Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution Studies at Menno Simons College, who moderated the panel. "Today there are 17.2 million refugees under UNHCR's mandate, and over 1 million refugees are in need of resettlement. We want to explore what the future of Canada's resettlement program might look like."

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