Megan Klassen-Wiebe

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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CSOP Participant Profile – Lisa-Marie Hasiuk

by  //  Thursday, April 18, 2019 @ 11:30 AM  //  News, Profiles

By Jonathan Dyck The CSOP Grows Community of Peacebuilders “There are not a lot of opportunities like this in the world, where you can have people from all over the world who are all passionate about the same thing,” says Lisa-Marie Hasiuk. Like a lot of students at the Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP), Hasiuk […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Carol McNaughton

by  //  Thursday, March 7, 2019 @ 4:56 PM  //  News, Profiles

by Nicolien Klassen-Wiebe Peacebuilding across borders Travel inspires young peacebuilder to attend the CSOP Carol McNaughton spent a semester in South Africa with Outtatown, Canadian Mennonite University’s (CMU) discipleship program, and has dedicated herself to peacebuilding ever since. “I did Outtatown right after high school and that kind of sucked me into the Mennonite world […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Andrea De Avila

by  //  Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 11:15 AM  //  News, Profiles

by Jonathan Dyck From Mexico to America to Canada: Trauma and Pastoring “I found out about CSOP (Canadian School of Peacebuilding) through CMU (Canadian Mennonite University) and everyone I knew. They all said it was a great program,” Andrea De Avila says. Andrea De Avila’s life story begins in Mexico. “I grew up as a […]

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