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Strangers in This World: Multireligious Reflections on Immigration

by  //  Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 11:40 AM  //  Resources

By Hussam S. Timani (Author, Editor), Allen G. Jorgenson (Editor), Alexander Y. Hwang (Editor) With a chapter by Ray Aldred Immigration is one of the most hotly debated topics today. But, the question involves more than politics and emotion; it includes such critical issues as law, justice, human rights, human dignity, and freedom. Strangers in […]

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A Future Beyond Growth: Towards a steady state economy

by  //  Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 11:39 AM  //  Resources

By Haydn Washington (Editor) and Paul Twomey (Editor) With a chapter by James Magnus-Johnston There is a fundamental denial at the centre of why we have an environmental crisis – a denial that ignores that endless physical growth on a finite planet is impossible. Nature provides the ecosystem services that support our civilisation, thus making […]

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The Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology

by  //  Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 11:38 AM  //  Resources

By Svanibor Pettan (Editor) and Jeff Todd Titon (Editor) Applied studies scholarship has triggered a not-so-quiet revolution in the discipline of ethnomusicology. The current generation of applied ethnomusicologists has moved toward participatory action research, involving themselves in musical communities and working directly on their behalf. The essays in The Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology, edited […]

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Occupying Political Science: The Occupy Wall Street Movement from New York to the World

by  //  Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 11:37 AM  //  Resources

By Emily Welty (Editor), Matthew Bolton (Editor), Meghana Nayak (Editor), Christopher Malone (Editor) Occupying Political Science is a collection of critical essays by New York based scholars, researchers, and activists, which takes an unconventional look at the Occupy Wall Street movement through concepts found in the field of political science. Both normative and descriptive in […]

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Citizenship: Paul on Peace and Politics

by  //  Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 11:37 AM  //  Resources

By Gordon Zerbe In this stimulating collection of essays, Zerbe offers “a revisiting of Paul’s theological vision and practical activism around the theme of citizenship." The chapters in the book are organized according to the citizenship themes of loyalty, mutuality, and security. Essays in the first section, "loyalty," draw attention to the fundamental personal and […]

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International Social Development: Canadian Social Work Experiences and Perspectives

by  //  Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 11:36 AM  //  Resources

By Tuula Heinonen (Editor), Julie Drolet (Editor) With a chapter by Ray Vander Zaag This edited collection offers a range of the current theoretical concepts and perspectives that shape international social development today. Utilizing examples from actual social workers in regions such as Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America, International Social Development brings together scholars […]

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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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