|Come this summer and take your choice of five-day courses for personal inspiration, professional development or for academic credit. The sixth annual Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP), a program of Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), will be held in Winnipeg, MB, June 16-20 and June 23-27, 2014.The CSOP is for anyone interested in learning more about peace and justice.
The CSOP community is made up of stay-at-home moms, pastors, business people, farmers, teachers, grandfathers, nurses, students, and many others, from here in Winnipeg and from around the world. It’s a great place to learn together with a wildly diverse community and to find knowledge, skills and inspiration for the work of peacebuilding.
Here is what past participants have said about the School:
“My week at CSOP has been an incredible opportunity to meet and make friends with people whose stories I will take with me always. I have been inspired by the strength and trust amongst the community here, and have seen how quickly complete strangers can become a family. Although we may be separated by continents or oceans in the future, CSOP is a great reminder of how connected we all are through humanity and hope.”
“In my Reconciliation and Forgiveness course I learned skills that I can take back to my workplace, community and family. I was provoked at an intellectual and emotional level to be a better person. My understanding of conflict is increased by magnitudes.”
If you are still wondering if the CSOP is for you, check our new video of reflections by 2013 CSOP participants and instructors
on our Media, News and Resources page.
You can also check out our complete list of courses and full list ofrenowned local, national and international instructors. For more information, go to our website or e-mail [email protected]. Each 5-day course is $525 for personal or professional development or $725 for academic credit. You can apply online or by using aPDF registration form which you can fax, post or scan and e-mail back to us.
We hope you’ll join us.
Jarem Sawatsky and Valerie Smith
Co-Directors, Canadian School of Peacebuilding