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CSOP Participant Profile – Zina Hamu

by  //  Tuesday, February 11, 2020 @ 2:57 PM  //  News, Profiles

By Nicolien Klassen-Wiebe Yazidi student finds hope in sharing stories at CSOP When Zina Hamu entered the classroom for Trauma, Peacebuilding, and Resilience – Level 1, the course she was taking at the Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) last June, she walked in with a very personal perspective. Hamu, 23, is a survivor of the […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Yousuf Abdulaziz

by  //  Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 6:00 PM  //  News, Profiles

By Nicolien Klassen-Wiebe International human rights worker finds professional development at CSOP 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. Abdulaziz, 42, is originally from Sudan but moved […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Brooke Nagle and Lenora Yarkie

by  //  Thursday, January 9, 2020 @ 11:33 AM  //  News, Profiles

By Nicolien Klassen-Wiebe A community of change-makers Connecting with peacebuilders at CSOP empowering and inspiring 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 […]

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Promise and Peril: Understanding and Managing Change and Conflict in Congregations

by  //  Thursday, December 5, 2019 @ 8:00 AM  //  Resources

By David Brubaker Congregations cannot exist without finances, priorities, leadership, worship, and decision making, yet these five aspects breed the most conflict between church members and clergy. These conflicts unfortunately tend to bring about the most negative consequences: drops in giving, resignation of leaders, and, perhaps most pointedly, loss of members. The importance of congregations […]

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The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict

by  //  Thursday, December 5, 2019 @ 8:00 AM  //  Resources

By William T. Cavanaugh The idea that religion has a dangerous tendency to promote violence is part of the conventional wisdom of Western societies, and it underlies many of our institutions and policies, from limits on the public role of religion to efforts to promote liberal democracy in the Middle East. William T. Cavanaugh challenges […]

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Restructuring Relations: Indigenous Self-Determination, Governance, and Gender

by  //  Thursday, December 5, 2019 @ 8:00 AM  //  Resources

By Rauna Kuokkanen Adopted in 2007, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples establishes self-determination – including free, prior, and informed consent – as a foundational right and principle. Self-determination, both individual and collective, is among the most important and pressing issues for Indigenous women worldwide. Yet Indigenous women's interests have been overlooked […]

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Transforming Conflict through Communication in Personal, Family, and Working Relationships

by  //  Thursday, December 5, 2019 @ 8:00 AM  //  Resources

By Peter M. Kellett (Editor) and Thomas G. Matyók (Editor) With a chapter by Joy Meeker A transformational approach to conflict argues that conflicts must be viewed as embedded within broader relational patterns and social and discursive structures. Central to this book is the idea that the origins of transformation can be momentary, situational, and […]

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This Place: 150 Years Retold

by  //  Thursday, December 5, 2019 @ 8:00 AM  //  Resources

By Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, Sonny Assu, Brandon Mitchell, Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley, David A. Robertson, Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Jen Storm, Richard Van Camp, Katherena Vermette, Chelsea Vowel Illustrated by Tara Audibert, Kyle Charles, GMB Chomichuk, Natasha Donovan, Scott B. Henderson, Ryan Howe, Andrew Lodwick, Jen Storm Colour by Scott A. Ford, Donovan Yaciuk Explore the past […]

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Little Book of Healthy Organizations: Tools For Understanding And Transforming Your Organization

by  //  Thursday, December 5, 2019 @ 8:00 AM  //  Resources

By David Brubaker and Ruth H. Zimmerman The best way to change the world may be one organization at a time. With this ambitious claim, the authors of this highly readable primer provide insightful analysis for evaluating and improving the health of any organization. They advocate a "systems approach," which views organizations as living systems, […]

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