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Pandemic brings together students in Canada and Philippines

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 @ 5:07 PM

When students enrolled in Wendy Kroeker's upper-level Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies (PACTS) course, they didn't expect to have classmates 12,000 kilometres away.

Kroeker, Assistant Professor of PACTS at CMU, is teaching Cultures of Violence, Cultures of Peace to 16 students at CMU and 11 students in the Philippines.

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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 in Action: CMU professor returns from delegation to Hong Kong

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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CMU in review: Peace and Justice Studies Association annual conference

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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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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Canadian Mennonite University signs MOU with Filipino peacebuilding institute

Friday, March 29, 2019 @ 12:00 PM

Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) has entered into a collaboration agreement through a memorandum of understanding with the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute Foundation, Inc. (MPI). The memo states the intention of cooperation for collaboration on mutually beneficial grant opportunities, curriculum development, and activities for the advancement of programming between the two entities.

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CSOP Participant Profile: Carol McNaughton

Thursday, March 7, 2019 @ 4:53 PM

Carol McNaughton spent a semester in South Africa with Outtatown, Canadian Mennonite University's (CMU) discipleship program, and has dedicated herself to peacebuilding ever since.

"I did Outtatown right after high school and that kind of sucked me into the Mennonite world I would say." She began working at Camp Valaqua, a Mennonite camp in Alberta, and participated in Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) programs like Serving and Learning Together, where she spent a year in Cambodia. The 25-year-old now works full-time as the Peace Program Coordinator at MCC Alberta.

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Speaking our Peace

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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