Changing Church: Missional Practices and/for Beloved Community

What does it mean to lead during a time of religious, sociocultural, and environmental upheaval? What can churches do differently to better reflect and nurture gospel values and God’s dream of a just, reconciled, Spirit-filled world? This course in missional leadership will ask these and related questions. We will explore concepts and experience practices of …
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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion: Nurturing a Community of Belonging

Recognizing that our social structures and personal biases can get in the way of commitment to respecting our colleagues and community members, this interactive workshop will engage themes of prejudice, power and privilege in a manner that honours all voices in the room while also challenging the biases and structures that privilege some over others …
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Indigenous Ways of Knowing – Cultural Celebration and Drum Making

Start your spring with a weekend of indigenous ways of knowing and traditional drum-making for adults! Our Friday evening begins after dinner with a smudge and a story by First Nations Knowledge Keeper, Bernice Jensen. Over the weekend, Bernice will guide authentic First Nations drum and rattle making while sharing traditional knowledge about the drum …
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Race, Racism & Christian Identity

Living in modern nation-states, intensified by globalization, our personal lives and relationships and everyday activities are unavoidably embedded in the complex realities of societal racial disparities and tensions, but in ways often unrecognized and unaddressed. How should we engage Christianly with the historical, political, economic, and cultural factors that condition and either restrict or expand …
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Intergenerational Wholeness for Asian Americans

Integrative Approaches to Christian Spiritual and Mental Health Formation Is migration a form of trauma? How does the migration experience of the first generation continue to affect the second and third generation family members? How do these formative social conditions challenge our Christian practices of spiritual formation, discipleship, and leadership for the Asian American faith …
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CE3 Land Based Relationality: Community and Reconciliation Learning Circle & Continuing Education Opportunity

Instructor: Adrian Jacobs. This course will explore an Indigenous framework for relationship building and nurturing in the context of community well-being on the land. This is a land-based reconciliation course offered by CMU Canadian School of Peacebuilding over 5-days, with CSOP participants attending on-site at SSSC.  We welcome guest learners to join our students in …
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Grassroots Peacebuilding-ONLINE

This 7-week online certificate is an introduction to peace and conflict while examining the nature, effectiveness, and challenges of grassroots peacebuilding. Grassroots Peacebuilding focuses on the theory, models, and frameworks relevant to peacebuilding and conflict resolution which may be applied in post-conflict situations, humanitarian emergencies, and long- term peacebuilding and reconciliation initiatives. The course uses …
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Forgiveness–What is it and why is it so hard?

Have you experienced deep disappointment, hurt or betrayal in an important relationship? Do you continue to suffer from a conflict or trauma that occurred long ago? Are unresolved issues affecting your health, finances or relationships? This interactive workshop identifies the stumbling blocks to forgiveness, and then provides positive, practical methods to work through anger, blame …
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