Val Smith

Peacebuilders’ Banquet – Dessa Quesada-Palm

by  //  Wednesday, January 11, 2017 @ 9:55 AM  //  Media, Video

Each week at the CSOP, we host a lunch banquet of great local food and storytelling by one of the week's instructors.  This is a time to gather as a community of peacebuilders, to celebrate with great food and to be inspired by the stories of peacebuilders from around the world. Take a few minutes […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Zahid Rohman

by  //  Wednesday, January 4, 2017 @ 7:15 AM  //  News, Profiles

By Beth Downey Sawatzky God has no flag At a time when the fears and antipathies defining global politics revolve so closely around religious violence and conflict, peacebuilding that strives to unite religious groups is more relevant than ever. This year, one CSOP student in particular distinctively embodied such bridge-building passion: Zahid Rohman is a […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Darnell Barkman

by  //  Friday, April 1, 2016 @ 4:43 PM  //  News, Profiles

By Aaron Epp CSOP massively energizing for Canadian peacebuilder working in the Philippines When it comes to peace work in the Philippines, Darnell Barkman is on the front lines. Barkman and his wife, Christina, are Mennonite Church Canada Witness Workers, giving pastoral leadership to PeaceChurch Philippines, an Anabaptist church they helped plant in Metro Manila. […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Folake Aderibigbe

by  //  Tuesday, March 8, 2016 @ 10:51 AM  //  News, Profiles

By Aaron Epp CSOP helps parliamentary aid from Nigeria advocate for women’s rights Violence in the home, sexual harassment at school and work, rape and defilement, enforcement of gender-biased laws, harmful traditional practices – these are some of the things women in Nigeria face. Through her role as an assistant in Nigeria’s parliament, Folake Aderibigbe […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Ali Shakeri, Mohammad Hozourbakhsh & Mohammad Barteh

by  //  Tuesday, February 16, 2016 @ 2:17 PM  //  News, Profiles

By Aaron Epp Iranian graduate students discover new ideas at Canadian School of Peacebuilding Did you know that the 2015 Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) took place during Ramadan? Three of its students were very aware of this. Ali Shakeri, Mohammad Reza Hozourbakhsh, and Mohammad Rida Barteh traveled from their home in Qom, Iran to […]

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Download your free copy of Voices of Harmony and Dissent

by  //  Tuesday, February 16, 2016 @ 1:50 PM  //  News, Resources

Last June we launched our book, Voices of Harmony and Dissent: How Peacebuilders are Transforming Their Worlds.  Each chapter, authored by a different CSOP instructor, explores three dimensions of peacebuilding: stories of inspiring peace work tools and strategies for peacebuilding in a variety of settings resources that have helped shape the author's views Now we […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Michael Wiebe

by  //  Tuesday, January 26, 2016 @ 3:40 PM  //  News, Profiles

by Ellen Paulley What does the Bible teach about justice? How can these teachings be applied in the church and wider society today? Can a compassionate and restorative justice serve the world? These are some of the topics discussed in the 2015 Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) class, Justice of God:Questions of Justice in the […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Beverley Stewart

by  //  Wednesday, January 6, 2016 @ 11:09 AM  //  News, Profiles

By Ellen Paulley Beverely Stewart has explored her longstanding interest in peace and justice by taking courses at the Canadian School of Peacebuilding over the last few years. This year she participated in Women and Peacebuilding, taught by Ouyporn Khuankaew and Ginger Norwood. “I’ve always liked the idea that this [CSOP] is called peacebuilding,” says […]

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Voices of Harmony and Dissent: How Peacebuilders are Changing Their Worlds

by  //  Tuesday, December 1, 2015 @ 4:20 PM  //  Resources

By Richard McCutcheon (editor), Jarem Sawatsky (editor) and Valerie Smith (editor) Harmony and Dissent: How Peacebuilders are Transforming their Worlds is a resource book and sampling of the CSOP designed to engaged, equip and inspire peace and justice practitioners around the world. Formerly this was only accessible by attending the annual June School in Winnipeg, […]

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Heart of Hope: A Guide for Using Peacemaking Circles to Develop Emotional Literacy, Promote Healing & Build Healthy Relationships

by  //  Tuesday, December 1, 2015 @ 4:07 PM  //  Resources

By Carolyn Boyes-Watson and Kay Pranis This resource guide is designed for practitioners who work with youth, young adults, and their families within social services, violence/pregnancy prevention, education, and positive youth development programs. It offers a flexible set of tools that can be applied to a range of settings and for a variety of purposes. […]

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