Resource Development for Local Churches and Community-Based Non-Profits

Summary: When we answer the call of leadership to an NGO, a community-based non-profit or a local church, we accept the responsibility to raise the necessary financial resources to fulfill its mission. This course focuses on learning and applying resource development good practices within local churches and community-based non- profits. Its premise is that any …
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A Spirituality of Race for Children and Youth (and Those Who Love Them)

This course will explore the history and development of race in North American contexts, including the role of Christianity. It will demonstrate the importance and execution of race conversation with children and youth. It will include personal practices to engage children, youth, and adults in productive work toward racial justice. Course will be taught in …
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Canadian Political Theology

What is Canadian Political Theology? Join hosts Jon Coutts and Ryan Turnbull as they and other expert presenters tackle various approaches to political theology and ask what, if anything, is distinctive about Canadian approaches to this tradition. New Leaf is excited to be offering this session of the Learning Centre in collaboration with Ambrose University. …
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Canadian School of Peacemaking

Each year Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP), an institute of Canadian Mennonite University, invites the peacebuilders of the world to gather in Winnipeg, Canada, for a selection of courses in June. Come take a course or two for professional and personal development or for academic credit. We offer courses from local, national and international peacebuilders, …
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Formation in Soul Care (Formation program for spiritual directors)

An online 15-month program Addressing the needs of anyone Called to the ministry of spiritual direction Desiring to serve and companion people in poverty or Seeking renewal in their service of others Important Dates for 22-23 Cohort Application Deadline – April 13, 2022 (application at bottom of this page) Opening Webinar – June 14, 2022 …
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“Palestine-Israel: Is this Settler Colonialism?”

with Esther Epp-Tiessen, Joanna Hiebert Bergen, Byron Rempel-Burkholder, and Kathy Bergen In recent years, many people have begun to describe the reality of Palestine-Israel as “settler colonialism”—a form of colonialism in which the settler colonists “come to stay” and to assert their sovereignty over Indigenous land and people. (Canada is also a settler colonial state). …
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Intersectionality & Justice

This class  will provide students with an introduction to intersectionality as a tool for social analysis and critical theological reflection, as a way to inform liberative praxis in various ministry and community contexts. We will engage questions and discussions of race, class, gender, and sexuality as they are treated theologically, emphasizing works from U.S. scholars …
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