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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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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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CSOP Participant Profile – Leda Garcia

by  //  Thursday, May 7, 2015 @ 4:12 PM  //  News, Profiles

by Ellen Paulley Canadian School of Peacebuilding equips student with tools to work in restorative justice Leda Garcia says her time at the Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) equipped her with the tools and knowledge to work effectively in the field of restorative justice. An institute of Canadian Mennonite University, CSOP is a community of […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Terry Schalm

by  //  Tuesday, April 14, 2015 @ 6:20 PM  //  News, Profiles

by Ellen Paulley Peacebuilding: Beyond Dealing With War Terry Schalm, wife of a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Canadian Air Force, has learned alternative models of peacemaking while studying at the Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP). Schalm says that the approaches she’s learned at CSOP have been eye opening and that she’s learned “there are […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Enole & Wazha Ditsheko and Keseopile Gaselebalwe

by  //  Tuesday, March 10, 2015 @ 12:01 PM  //  News, Profiles

by Aaron Epp Canadian School of Peacebuilding helps Botswana church leaders work for peace When Enole and Wazha Ditsheko wanted to start a peace centre in their hometown of Gaborone, Botswana, they thought studying at the Canadian School of Peacebuilding at Canadian Mennonite University would help. So, the Ditshekos travelled from the capital city in […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – John Fox

by  //  Tuesday, February 10, 2015 @ 1:40 PM  //  News, Profiles

by Aaron Epp Criminal, prosecutor reunite at Canadian School of Peacebuilding John Fox and Rupert Ross are used to seeing each other in the courtroom, not the classroom. When Ross worked as the Assistant Crown Attorney for the District of Kenora, Fox encountered him during numerous bail hearings after being arrested for a variety of […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Debra Wilson

by  //  Wednesday, January 14, 2015 @ 3:17 PM  //  News, Profiles

By Ellen Paulley Student finds place of belonging at Canadian School of Peacebuilding The Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) has been a welcoming place for student Debra Wilson, who has returned to CSOP for a second time. Describing herself as a person of many labels, including feminist, Muslim, Catholic and black-American, Wilson says she initially […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Lorne Brandt

by  //  Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 1:26 PM  //  News, Profiles

by Aaron Epp Course helps B.C. man promote reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians. When the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada announced it would hold one of its national events in Vancouver, Lorne Brandt wanted to make sure he was prepared. Part of that preparation involved taking a course titled “Covenants of Peace […]

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