CPA August e-newsletter

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Peace Week 2020: Shaping Peace Together
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The theme for the United Nation's International Day of Peace 2020, "Shaping Peace Together," calls us to unity, collaboration, and kindness in the face of the violence and isolation we are seeing in our world right now.

This call for connection resonates with the Centre for Peace Advancement community, which is catalyzing meaningful connection around issues of justice and peace. We will be commemorating Peace Week 2020 by hosting conversations with Centre for Peace Advancement participants, partners, and staff that highlight their journeys as peacebuilders. These stories will be shared with our community through short, documentary-style videos throughout the Fall of 2020.

Learn more on our website.


Grebel team pursues solutions with Pandemic Challenge
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The Pandemic Challenge wrapped up its competition earlier this month, with the top 3 teams receiving $3K investments to further pursue their ideas.

Over 130 students participated in the Challenge, and 25 teams prepared submissions for the Pandemic Challenge Fund. A team made up of Grebel students was among the top 10 finalists.

Read more about the Grebel team's experience with the Pandemic Challenge.

Kicking off Peace Innovators 2020-2021!
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The Ripple Effect Education (TREE)  and Kindred Credit Union kicked off the 2020-2021 cohort of Peace Innovators over the weekend with an end-of-summer retreat!

Students and organizers gathered to learn from experts on topics such as peacebuilding and community organization. The 9 students are excited to get started on their projects and enjoyed getting to meet their new community of young peacebuilders.

Stay tuned for updates as the students begin their projects.
Commitment to community for Fall 2020
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Following the lead of Grebel and UWaterloo, the Centre has created community guidelines that will inform and shape the Centre's workplace response to COVID-19 in the coming months.

While there will be no in-person activities,  the Centre is moving ahead with intentionality and actively working to engage our community and participants in new ways.
Celebrating 100 years of shared values with MCC
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Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a core collaborator at the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement and longtime partner of Kindred Credit Union, is celebrating 100 years of peacebuilding this year!

Kindred Credit Union reflected on their many years of shared values, and how MCC's commitment to peacebuilding is deeply tied to both the mission of Kindred and the Centre for Peace Advancement.

Read the blog post here. 

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Fall 2020 Applications for Grebel upper year students due by August 31st, 2020.
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Aligned values and shared commitment to incubate and advance collaborative, inter-disciplinary, multi-sector peacemaking is at the heart of our partnership with the Kindred Credit Union, and continues to inspire our work.

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