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CSOP Participants Profile – Monday Adah Ogbe

by  //  Wednesday, May 22, 2019 @ 11:35 AM  //  News, Profiles

By Nicolien Klassen-Wiebe   CSOP inspires Nigerian peacebuilder to reconnect and reflect It was when Monday Adah Ogbe left his home country and flew across the ocean to attend the 2018 Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) that he connected with his roots. Ogbe, 41, is a minister in a Catholic church in Nigeria and works […]

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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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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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