Radio — Learning for peace and justice: The Canadian School of Peacebuilding


On this week’s episode of Talking Radical Radio, co-directors Valerie Smith and Jarem Sawatsky talk about the work of the Canadian School of Peacebuilding to support students, professional peace workers, and ordinary people in developing skills and knowledge for the work of making the world more peaceful and just. Based at the Canadian Mennonite University in Winnipeg, they have drawn on their institution’s large and established academic program in peace and conflict studies, along with the long attention to questions of peace and justice in their faith tradition, to produce an annual summer program which draws people from a broad range of places and backgrounds — not only from Canada but from around the world; not only Mennonites but people from a wide range of faiths, philosophies, and worldviews — for intensive 5-day courses each June.

To learn more about the Canadian School of Peacebuilding, click here.

Talking Radical Radio brings you grassroots voices from across Canada through in-depth interviews that concentrate not on current events or the crisis of the moment, but on giving people involved in a broad range of social change work a chance to take a longer view as they talk about what they do, how they do it, and why they do it. To learn more about the show in general, click here.

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