About the Canadian School of Peacebuilding

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The Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP), an institute of Canadian Mennonite University, offers a selection of five-day courses each June. Courses can be taken for professional or personal development or for academic credit. CSOP is a learning community of diverse peacebuilders who come together to learn, network and engage in peacebuilding. This requires respect, curiosity and a broad range of connecting points for both students and faculty. CSOP is for peacebuilders from all faiths, countries and identity groups.

Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), through Menno Simons College (our campus at the University of Winnipeg) and through our Shaftesbury Campus, is said to offer the world’s largest undergraduate program in peace and conflict studies. Please click here for more information about Canadian Mennonite University’s peacebuilding initiatives. Drawing from this area of strength, from a deep commitment, rooted in Christian-Mennonite history and theology, and from respectfully practicing peace in difficult places in the world, Canadian School of Peacebuilding offers opportunity for dissimilarily-rooted peacebuilders from around the world to come together to learn, to share and to practice peace.

CMU is a Christian university that is rooted in the historic Anabaptist tradition of peace, justice, and service. Drawing on our 480 year faith-based peace tradition, we want to create a space where people from different backgrounds and perspectives can connect in positive and respectful ways—learning together, supporting each other and creating networks of engaged peacebuilders. CSOP community is shaped by this ethic of respect and collaboration.