Understanding Conflict Foundations

Credence and Co.

Facilitator: Paul Okoye This highly interactive and educational workshop invites you to consider the building blocks that create conflict and those that assist or detract in conflict’s resolution. The workshop includes reflection, conversation, and exercises as conflicts are studied and models for addressing conflicts are considered. Significant time will be given to skill building for …
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Understanding Conflict Advanced

Credence and Co.

Facilitator: Betty Pries This workshop uses the two lenses of conflict drivers and conflict paradoxes and considers seemingly intractable conflicts and their transformation. Questions for consideration include the nature of intractability, de-escalation strategies, transforming intractable conflicts, and engaging emotions. This workshop builds on Understanding Conflict: Foundations. It is highly interactive, insightful, engaging, and critical for all …
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Violence, War, and Christian Peacemaking

Stevenson School of Ministry in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

Jesus is clear that it is the peacemakers who are blessed, and this is what his disciples are to be. But Christians have disagreed for centuries as to just what it means to be a peacemaker. Does it mean that Christians are obligated to refuse the use of all violence? Does it allow for participation …
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Conflict Coaching Skills

Credence and Co.

Facilitator: Betty Pries There is no greater satisfaction than to see another person flourish and to know that one’s presence has helped a person come to this place. While conflict can cause people to struggle, a conflict coach partners with those in a conflict, empowering them to be at their best, to engage their conflict well, …
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Informal Coaching and Mediation Skills for Church Leaders

Credence and Co.

Instructor: Marg Van Herk-Paradis Conflict within churches can involve complex dynamics and highly-charged emotions, leaving those involved with deep hurt and pain. Often people from all “sides” of the conflict look to their pastors and lay leaders for assistance in helping to resolve these tensions. Being an “insider third party” – that is knowing the …
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Understanding Conflict Foundations–ONLINE

Credence and Co.

Facilitator: Paul Okoye  This highly interactive and educational workshop invites you to consider the building blocks that create conflict and those that assist or detract in conflict’s resolution. The workshop includes reflection, conversation, and exercises as conflicts are studied and models for addressing conflicts are considered. Significant time will be given to skill building for …
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Make Me an Instrument of Peace: Civil Discourse Training

Stevenson School of Ministry in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

Civil discourse is a critical part of engaging in our civic life together, as it can help us to bridge partisan political divides, learn from one another, and create better solutions to the problems in our communities. But what is civil discourse? Is it different from civility? Based on the online class created by The …
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Navigating Conflict: Speaking the Truth in Love

Center for Anglican Learning & Leadership (CALL)

Reconciliation is the mission of the Church; and reconciliation is not the absence of conflict but rather the navigation of it. When approached with skill and grounded in Christ’s love, conflict is a healthy process through which we fully encounter our neighbor, we learn about ourselves, and ultimately leads to unity amidst difference. In this …
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Pacifism with the War in Ukraine in Mind and Heart

Canadian Mennonite University

With Harry Huebner, CMU Professor Emeritus of Theology and Philosophy There are those who say that nothing has challenged their pacifist convictions more than the war in Ukraine. This course will create a forum for expressing thoughts and feelings about the horrors of war and will consider again what Christian pacifism is about.  

Mennonites in Canada—from 1970 to the Present

Canadian Mennonite University

With Brian Froese, CMU Professor of History This course will explore what life was like in 1970 to the present and how Mennonites faced changes with respect to topics such as women in leadership, worship, music, education, missions, Indigenous relations, and politics in the context of larger social pressures.