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May 2017

Sites of Nonresistance: Ontario Mennonites and the First World War

May 15, 2017 @ 8:30 am - May 15, 2019 @ 4:30 pm EDT
Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G6 Canada
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War monuments, cenotaphs and honour rolls remind us daily of the most dramatic and familiar stories of war.  This exhibit tells war stories of a different kind, and lays out an alternative memorial landscape—the landscape of nonresistance. These stories are gleaned from letters, diaries, newspapers, photographs, government documents and family histories found in the Mennonite Archives of Ontario. Together, they paint a picture of the Great War from a “peace church” perspective. Underlying this exhibit are the questions: Why are…

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September 2018

Peace Week 2018 at Conrad Grebel University College

September 17 - September 22

  Every year, on September 21, the world celebrates the International Day of Peace. Peace Week began when Conrad Grebel University College initiated a series of community events for the week surrounding the International Day of Peace. Since 2017, we have been opening up this initiative to Kitchener-Waterloo and beyond. We invite you to continue to make Peace Week a region-wide celebration by attending an event in your community or planning your own event to mark the occasion your way! Check out the Community…

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International Day of Peace #peaceday

September 21

The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace. This year's #peaceday celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: "The Right to Peace- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70." Learn more about this important…

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#NoWar2018 Conference: Designing a World BEYOND War: Legalizing Peace

September 21 @ 5:00 pm - September 22 @ 7:30 pm EDT
OCAD University, 100 McCaul St.
Toronto, Ont M5T 1W1 Canada
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Join World BEYOND War for its annual global conference in Toronto on September 21 and 22, 2018, at OCAD University (Ontario College of Art and Design University), 100 McCaul St, Toronto, ON M5T 1W1, Canada. At #NoWar2018 we will explore how the rule of law has been used both to restrain war and to legitimize it — and how we can re-design systems to abolish the institution of war and uphold human and ecological justice. The conference will take place on Friday September 21 (5:00…

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PJSA2018: “Revolutionary Nonviolence in Violent Times: 50 years since 1968”

September 27 - September 30
Arcadia University, Philadelphia, PA United States + Google Map

Both today and fifty years ago, violence and nonviolence were used as tactics as well as strategies. One might argue progress towards peace evades us. It isn’t particularly clear how to bring about sustainable change and progress. Are our notions and definitions of what constitutes violence and nonviolence oversimplified?

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