CSOP Participant Profile – Lorne Brandt

by  //  Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 1:26 PM  //  News, Profiles

by Aaron Epp Course helps B.C. man promote reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous Canadians. When the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) of Canada announced it would hold one of its national events in Vancouver, Lorne Brandt wanted to make sure he was prepared. Part of that preparation involved taking a course titled “Covenants of Peace […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Marissa Rykiss

by  //  Wednesday, March 5, 2014 @ 1:35 PM  //  News, Profiles

by Aaron Epp ‘I’m really grateful … It was a very inspiring time in my life,’ says Marissa Rykiss For Marissa Rykiss, attending the Canadian School of Peacebuilding was nothing short of life changing. The 22-year-old Winnipegger enrolled in the course “Women and Peacebuilding” at the 2012 CSOP as part of a B.A. program in […]

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Hummingbird by Anna Eileen

by  //  Tuesday, February 19, 2013 @ 3:54 PM  //  Audio, Media

Take a few minutes to listen to this beautiful song, written by Anna Eileen and inspired by her week at the CSOP in 2012. Hummingbird Singer/Songwriter: Anna Eileen Mix Engineer: Jason Phillips 'Hummingbird, your wings are torched from dropping water on the fire It keeps blazing while you work and the elephants close their eyes […]

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CSOP Instructor Ouyporn Khuankaew – Activist, Peace Trainer, Role Model

by  //  Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 4:30 PM  //  News

January 11, 2013 –   Ouyporn Khuankaew travelled a long way to teach at the 2012 Canadian School for Peacebuilding (CSOP) at Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) last summer – and she says that it was well worth her journey. Khuankaew is a Buddhist feminist peace trainer who has been working with activists in South and Southeast […]

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CMU News Release about 2012 CSOP participant, Schadrack Mutabazi

by  //  Wednesday, December 5, 2012 @ 2:35 PM  //  News

December 5, 2012 CMU Student Schadrack Mutabazi Maintains Hope for Stability and Reconciliation in Africa’s Congo Schadrack Mutabazi is a Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) student who is doing his best to concentrate on his studies and embrace his family’s new Canadian home. It’s an everyday challenge for him because even oceans can’t separate him from […]

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59 Cents Campaign

by  //  Monday, June 25, 2012 @ 11:32 AM  //  News

June 25, 2012 During Session I of the 2012 CSOP, students in Speaking Out…and BeingHeard: Citizen Advocacy worked in small groups throughout the week.  The result of one group’s work was the 59 Cents Campaign, designed to stop the Canadian government’s decision to cut portions of refugee healthcare.  This cost to keep the Federal Interim […]

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