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CSOP Participant Profile – S.M. Islam

by  //  Tuesday, March 24, 2020 @ 3:00 PM  //  News, Profiles

By Nicolien Klassen-Wiebe From injustice to peace CEO of human rights organization brings CSOP learning home When S.M. Rafiqul Islam received an email from the Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) advertising their 2019 program, he signed up for not one, but two courses. Islam, 47, is from Bangladesh, where he is CEO of the Rural […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Ha Na Park

by  //  Tuesday, March 10, 2020 @ 8:00 PM  //  News, Profiles

By Nicolien Klassen-Wiebe “This school certainly builds a peacebuilder” Minister inspired by the transformation CSOP created in herself and others Ha Na Park enrolled in the Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) when she witnessed firsthand the transformative impact it can have on people’s lives. Park, 39, migrated from Korea to Canada in 2007 and now […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Bob Gilbert

by  //  Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 2:00 PM  //  News, Profiles

By Nicolien Klassen-Wiebe Minister uses CSOP knowledge to resource church community Bob Gilbert has been a minister in Manitoba for 24 years, and for the last several of those, the Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) has played an important role in equipping him to serve his community. Gilbert, 66, is the minister at Augustine United […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Zina Hamu

by  //  Tuesday, February 11, 2020 @ 2:57 PM  //  News, Profiles

By Nicolien Klassen-Wiebe Yazidi student finds hope in sharing stories at CSOP When Zina Hamu entered the classroom for Trauma, Peacebuilding, and Resilience – Level 1, the course she was taking at the Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) last June, she walked in with a very personal perspective. Hamu, 23, is a survivor of the […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Yousuf Abdulaziz

by  //  Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 6:00 PM  //  News, Profiles

By Nicolien Klassen-Wiebe International human rights worker finds professional development at CSOP Yousuf Abdulaziz is no stranger to peacebuilding and human rights work. He has worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and Save the Children in the Central African Republic. Abdulaziz, 42, is originally from Sudan but moved […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Brooke Nagle and Lenora Yarkie

by  //  Thursday, January 9, 2020 @ 11:33 AM  //  News, Profiles

By Nicolien Klassen-Wiebe A community of change-makers Connecting with peacebuilders at CSOP empowering and inspiring Before Brooke Nagle and Lenora Yarkie were even finished their 2019 Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP) courses, they had already chosen their course for next year’s session. “This is our third year at CSOP,” says Nagle. “I’ve gotten a lot […]

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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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