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CSOP Participant Profile – Shahadat Hossain

by  //  Tuesday, January 30, 2018 @ 4:46 PM  //  News, Profiles

by Aaron Epp Bangladeshi judge travels to CSOP to learn about refugee response Growing up, Shahadat Hossain dreamt of contributing to his country’s legal system. That dream became a reality, and for the past 10 years, Hossain has worked as a judge. “In our country, most of the people are poor,” said Hossain, who lives […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Mary Jane McCallum

by  //  Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 3:58 PM  //  News, Profiles

by Aaron Epp Senator finds strong spirituality, support at Canadian School of Peacebuilding One of Canada’s newest senators is an alumnus of CMU’s Canadian School of Peacebuilding. Dr. Mary Jane McCallum, who was appointed late last year as one of two independent senators to fill vacancies in the Senate, studied at the CSOP in 2016 […]

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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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Free Resources from Lisa Schirch

by  //  Wednesday, November 1, 2017 @ 2:47 PM  //  Resources

Lisa Schirch, one of CSOP's 2018 instructors, has authored or edited four training manuals which are available as FREE PDF downloads. Be sure to check out these rich resources: Handbook on Human Security: A Civil-Military-Police Curriculum, edited by Lisa Schirch Local Ownership in Security: Case Studies of Peacebuilding Approaches, by Lisa Schirch with Deborah Mancini-Griffoli […]

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