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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Counselling Insights: Practical Strategies for Helping Others with Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, and More

by  //  Wednesday, December 20, 2017 @ 4:06 PM  //  Resources

Edited by Vicki Enns The Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI), one of CSOP’s partners, has just published a new book called “Counselling Insights: Practical Strategies for Helping Others with Anxiety, Trauma, Grief, and More” edited by CSOP instructor Vicki Enns. This book is a resource for clinical counselors as well as those who work […]

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Dancing with Elephants: Mindfulness Training For Those Living With Dementia, Chronic Illness or an Aging Brain

by  //  Saturday, December 9, 2017 @ 4:24 PM  //  Resources

By Jarem Sawatsky Want to enjoy the life you are living, even as you face major life challenges? Is your mind succumbing to age? Is your body failing you? Can you ever find joy, peace, or fulfillment in these challenging conditions? The answer is a resounding YES. Jarem Sawatsky saw the countless guides out there […]

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Seeking Cultures of Peace: A Peace Church Conversation

by  //  Saturday, December 9, 2017 @ 4:20 PM  //  Resources

By Fernando Enns (Editor), Scott Holland (Editor), and Ann Riggs (Editor) The essays in this book represent a contribution of the Historic Peace Churches (HPC) to the work of the World Council of Churches' Decade to Overcome Violence. They are divided into four sections: the first introduces the ecumenical context of this discussion, the history […]

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Just Peace: Ecumenical, Intercultural, and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

by  //  Saturday, December 9, 2017 @ 4:16 PM  //  Resources

By Fernando Enns (Editor) and Annette Mosher (Editor) Christian theology and ethics have wrestled with the challenge to apply Jesus's central message of nonviolence to the injustices of this world. Is it not right to defend the persecuted by using violence? Is it unjust if the oppressed defend themselves-if necessary by the use of violence-in […]

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Only Leave a Trace: Meditations

by  //  Saturday, December 9, 2017 @ 4:12 PM  //  Resources

By Roger Epp Roger Epp's poetic meditations about the minor miracles, the difficulties, and the loneliness of leading a small university campus through a time of significant change are depicted in a series of elegant yet understated prose pieces, illustrated by his life partner, Rhonda Harder Epp. Taking a candid look at the many challenges […]

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Ritual and Symbol in Peacebuilding

by  //  Saturday, December 9, 2017 @ 4:09 PM  //  Resources

By Lisa Schirch Conflict is dramatic. In theater, literature, story telling, and news reporting, it is a powerful mechanism that draws attention, heightens the senses and evokes emotion. Schirch argues that peacebuilding has the potential to do just the same. Examples of peacebuilding often center on the serious, rational negotiations and formal problem-solving efforts in […]

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The Little Book of Dialogue for Difficult Subjects: A Practical, Hands-On Guide

by  //  Saturday, December 9, 2017 @ 4:06 PM  //  Resources

By Lisa Schirch and David Campt The word "dialogue" suffers from over-use, yet its practice is as transforming and as freshly hopeful as ever. Authors Schirch and Campt demonstrate dialogue's life and possibilities in this clear and absorbing manual: "Dialogue allows people in conflict to listen to each other, affirm their common ground, and explore […]

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