Sacred Tree: Reflections on Native American Spirituality

by  //  Tuesday, December 1, 2015 @ 3:47 PM  //  Resources

By Michael Bopp, Judie Bopp, Lee Brown and Phil Lane Jr. The Sacred Tree was created by the Four Worlds Development Project, a native American inter-tribal group, as a handbook of Native Spirituality for indigenous peoples all over the Americas and the world. This handbook is being used by the Four Worlds Development Project to […]

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Concerning the Prophets: True and False Prophecy in Jeremiah 23:9–29:32

by  //  Tuesday, December 1, 2015 @ 3:41 PM  //  Resources

By Dan Epp-Tiessen This book sheds light on the compositional history structure, and theology of the book of Jeremish by demonstrating that a large concentric unit of material focusing on true and false prophecy stands at the center of the book.  This unit, titled, "Concerning the Prophets" (23:9), utilizes the heritage of Jeremiah to contrast […]

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Diverse new CSOP book explores peacebuilding around the world

by  //  Wednesday, June 10, 2015 @ 8:34 PM  //  News, Resources

June 10, 2015 CMU to host launch of ‘Voices of Harmony & Dissent’ on Tuesday, June 16 A new book arising from Canadian Mennonite University’s (CMU) Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) explores the stories, theory, and tools of 16 peace leaders, trainers, and activists from around the world. Voices of Harmony & Dissent: How Peacebuilders […]

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Circle Forward: Building a Restorative School Community

by  //  Tuesday, December 9, 2014 @ 4:29 PM  //  Resources

By Carolyn Boyes-Watson and Kay Pranis Circle Forward is a resource guide designed to help teachers, administrators, students and parents incorporate the practice of Circles into the everyday life of the school community.  This resource guide offers comprehensive step–by-step instructions for how to plan, facilitate and implement the Circle for a variety of purposes within […]

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Power Of Youth: Youth and Community-Led Activism in Canada

by  //  Tuesday, December 9, 2014 @ 4:27 PM  //  Resources

By Brigette DePape (Editor) Power of Youth is a collection of articles by young activists working for change that benefits us all. Dispelling the myth that youth are apathetic, their bold and creative action shows that youth are not only engaged – but also powerful when they take collective action. The collection has something for […]

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The Little Book of Biblical Justice: A Fresh Approach to the Bible’s Teaching on Justice

by  //  Tuesday, December 9, 2014 @ 4:26 PM  //  Resources

By Chris Marshall A biblical scholar identifies basic features of the Bible’s teachings on justice, treating the subject with a direct, yet almost lyrical tone. He manages a thorny, multi-faceted subject clearly and ultimately singles out the areas of theological agreement among the Bible’s writers on the subject. Upfront, Marshall addresses the many complexities that […]

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Beyond Retribution: A New Testament Vision for Justice, Crime, and Punishment

by  //  Tuesday, December 9, 2014 @ 4:23 PM  //  Resources

By Christopher D. Marshall Recently a growing number of Christians have actively promoted the concept of “restorative justice” and attempted to develop programs for dealing with crime based on restorative principles. But is this approach truly consistent with the teaching of Scripture? To date, very little has been done to test this claim. Beyond Retribution […]

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Peace, Conflict and Violence: Peace Psychology for the 21st Century

by  //  Tuesday, December 9, 2014 @ 4:20 PM  //  News, Resources

By Daniel J. Christie This comprehensive book brings together the key concepts, themes, theories, and practices that are defining peace psychology as we begin the 21st century. It is rooted in psychology, but includes a wide range of interpersonal, community, national and international contexts, multiple levels of analysis from micro to macro, and multi-disciplinary perspectives. […]

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Nonkilling Psychology

by  //  Tuesday, December 9, 2014 @ 4:15 PM  //  Resources

By Daniel J. Christie This book demonstrates the rich diversity of research approaches developed so far within the field of psychology. In this collection of essays, one moves from biomedical aspects to moral dimensions, through various renditions of social psychology. The book is organized into three sections: (I) psychological causes and consequences of killing; (II) […]

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The Choreography of Resolution: Conflict, Movement, and Neuroscience

by  //  Thursday, February 20, 2014 @ 4:44 PM  //  Resources

The Choreography of Resolution: Conflict, Movement, and Neuroscience Edited by Michelle LeBaron (Instructor – CSOP 2011), Carrie MacLeod, Andrew Floyer Acland The Choreography of Resolution will revolutionize how mediators handle conflict resolution. Learning how neuroscience is proving what dancers have known for centuries – this book explores the links between the physical, mental, and psychological […]

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