Set to the backdrop of the United Nations (UN) Plaza in New York City is Mennonite Central Committee’s (MCC) UN office. This office and its staff serve as a vein for MCC’s advocacy work to move the needle on important global humanitarian issues.
Thinking and working politically is a key ingredient for participants at the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA)—we believe this a fundamental process that ensures peacebuilding work is targeting the root of an issue rather than the symptoms.
Peace advancement has many intersecting layers, perspectives and possibilities. For the past two years, the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA) has invited Waterloo Region to celebrate peace in ways they find most meaningful.
Peace is not an absence of war, but the living process of freely interacting with others across borders seeking to understand their values and perspective, while striving for justice and truth.
Art has unique potential to advance peace in transformative ways. In this spirit, the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement invites the public to engage with an exhibit of hope and reconciliation on September 20, 2018 at 4:00 pm.
In 2015, the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA) launched our Peace Incubator program to support new peace-related initiatives. In the years since, we have differentiated our Incubator program within the innovation ecosystem on campus and beyond by bridging the fields of peacebuilding and social innovation.
Peace Week 2018 is fast approaching, and Waterloo region is getting ready to rally together in celebration of local initiatives for peace!
Throughout the week of September 17, you’re invited to mark the UN sanctioned International Day of Peace, which occurs on September 21 each year, by coming together with your community to celebrate in ways that are meaningful to you.
Join over a dozen community groups and businesses that are already preparing to host their own events, such as the Waterloo Public Library, Queen Street Yoga, and Seven Shores Community Café.