Women peacebuilders

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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CSOP Participant Profile – Iryna Dehtiarova

by  //  Wednesday, May 9, 2018 @ 8:06 AM  //  News, Profiles

by Alison Ralph CSOP gives Ukrainian peacebuilder tools to help those affected by war Conflict in Ukraine led Iryna Dehtiarova to the 2017 Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP). “The war started three years ago, and people have experienced so much trauma,” says Dehtiarova, who works as a project coordinator for health, education and now peace […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Fareeha Iftikar

by  //  Wednesday, April 11, 2018 @ 8:05 AM  //  News, Profiles

by Alison Ralph “It’s like home,” at the CSOP, says inter-faith peacebuilder from Pakistan When Fareeha Iftikhar’s plane landed in Winnipeg last June, she says it felt like coming home. Although she currently lives in Pakistan, Iftikhar was born in Abbotsford, BC. It was her desire to study at the Canadian School of Peacebuilding that […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Ashley Hayward

by  //  Wednesday, April 4, 2018 @ 8:05 AM  //  News, Profiles

by Alison Ralph Peacebuilder bridges gap between undergrad and master’s studies at the CSOP Growing up Ashley Hayward was told that she could do anything. It was a positive message, but an overwhelming one as well, with enough options and opportunities to get lost in. She knew she had to find something that fit with […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Tirzah Maendel and Doris Wurtz

by  //  Tuesday, February 27, 2018 @ 3:16 PM  //  News, Profiles

by Aaron Epp Hutterites learn about the Islamic faith at Canadian School of Peacebuilding ‘This is my effort to bring real knowledge… to my community,’ teacher says When you engage in interfaith dialogue, you can end up finding strong similarities between what you and your dialogue partners believe. That’s one of the biggest things Tirzah […]

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CSOP Participant Profile – Duha Alassaf

by  //  Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 3:18 PM  //  News, Profiles

by Aaron Epp ‘Everybody is accepted’ at the CSOP, Jordanian peacebuilder finds Duha Alassaf is passionate about peacebuilding. “Peacebuilding is a subject that should be mandatory in schools and universities for how to deal with others,” she said. “If people only knew peacebuilding, we wouldn’t have these conflicts and wars.” It’s this interest that led […]

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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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CSOP Participant Profile – Bridget Crisp

by  //  Wednesday, April 19, 2017 @ 1:01 AM  //  News, Profiles

By Aaron Epp New Zealand nun starts her sabbatical at the Canadian School of Peacebuilding Ask Bridget Crisp what the best part of being a nun is and she’s quick to answer. “It’s never boring,” said Crisp, 46, who is a Sister of Mercy in Auckland, New Zealand. “People’s perception is that religious life is […]

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