Profiles

CSOP Participant Profile – Iryna Dehtiarova

by  //  Wednesday, May 9, 2018 @ 8:06 AM  //  News, Profiles

by Alison Ralph CSOP gives Ukrainian peacebuilder tools to help those affected by war Conflict in Ukraine led Iryna Dehtiarova to the 2017 Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP). “The war started three years ago, and people have experienced so much trauma,” says Dehtiarova, who works as a project coordinator for health, education and now peace […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Rudy Friesen

by  //  Wednesday, May 2, 2018 @ 8:07 AM  //  News, Profiles

by Alison Ralph Tutoring newcomer youth inspires retired teacher to come to the CSOP At 81 years old, Rudy Friesen may be the oldest participant at the 2017 Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP). “I don’t feel that I’m that much older in terms of ideas,” he says. “I think I’m still open to new insights, […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Min-Goo Kang

by  //  Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 8:12 AM  //  News, Profiles

by Alison Ralph “We’re all peacebuilders,” Pastor learns at the CSOP “I didn’t define myself as a peacebuilder, but I guess we’re all peacebuilders,” says Min Goo Kang. That’s one of the most significant things he learned at the 2017 Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP). A minister at Fort Garry United Church in Winnipeg, Kang […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Fareeha Iftikar

by  //  Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 8:05 AM  //  News, Profiles

by Alison Ralph “It’s like home,” at the CSOP, says inter-faith peacebuilder from Pakistan When Fareeha Iftikhar’s plane landed in Winnipeg last June, she says it felt like coming home. Although she currently lives in Pakistan, Iftikhar was born in Abbotsford, BC. It was her desire to study at the Canadian School of Peacebuilding that […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Ashley Hayward

by  //  Wednesday, April 4, 2018 @ 8:05 AM  //  News, Profiles

by Alison Ralph Peacebuilder bridges gap between undergrad and master’s studies at the CSOP Growing up Ashley Hayward was told that she could do anything. It was a positive message, but an overwhelming one as well, with enough options and opportunities to get lost in. She knew she had to find something that fit with […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Joe Heikman

by  //  Tuesday, March 13, 2018 @ 4:30 PM  //  News, Profiles

by Aaron Epp Ongoing Muslim-Christian dialogue inspires Saskatoon pastor to study at the CSOP ‘The energy of people who are walking the talk of peacebuilding exists throughout this space,’ Joe Heikman says. An ongoing interfaith dialogue that his church is having with a nearby Muslim community led Joe Heikman to the Canadian School of Peacebuilding […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Tirzah Maendel and Doris Wurtz

by  //  Tuesday, February 27, 2018 @ 3:16 PM  //  News, Profiles

by Aaron Epp Hutterites learn about the Islamic faith at Canadian School of Peacebuilding ‘This is my effort to bring real knowledge… to my community,’ teacher says When you engage in interfaith dialogue, you can end up finding strong similarities between what you and your dialogue partners believe. That’s one of the biggest things Tirzah […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Rebaz Mohammed

by  //  Wednesday, February 21, 2018 @ 10:09 AM  //  News, Profiles

by Aaron Epp Lawyer-turned-activist from Iraqi Kurdistan excited to share what he’s learned at the CSOP Dissatisfied with the work he was doing in his native Iraqi Kurdistan, Rebaz Mohammed moved 9,000 km to Canada last summer to work with Christian Peacemaker Teams’ Indigenous Peoples Solidarity group. But first, Mohammed stopped at Canadian Mennonite University’s […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Duha Alassaf

by  //  Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 3:18 PM  //  News, Profiles

by Aaron Epp ‘Everybody is accepted’ at the CSOP, Jordanian peacebuilder finds Duha Alassaf is passionate about peacebuilding. “Peacebuilding is a subject that should be mandatory in schools and universities for how to deal with others,” she said. “If people only knew peacebuilding, we wouldn’t have these conflicts and wars.” It’s this interest that led […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Shahadat Hossain

by  //  Tuesday, January 30, 2018 @ 4:46 PM  //  News, Profiles

by Aaron Epp Bangladeshi judge travels to CSOP to learn about refugee response Growing up, Shahadat Hossain dreamt of contributing to his country’s legal system. That dream became a reality, and for the past 10 years, Hossain has worked as a judge. “In our country, most of the people are poor,” said Hossain, who lives […]

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