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 with […]

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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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A Future Beyond Growth: Towards a steady state economy

by  //  Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 11:39 AM  //  Resources

By Haydn Washington (Editor) and Paul Twomey (Editor) With a chapter by James Magnus-Johnston There is a fundamental denial at the centre of why we have an environmental crisis – a denial that ignores that endless physical growth on a finite planet is impossible. Nature provides the ecosystem services that support our civilisation, thus making […]

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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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