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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Marlena Books wins first place in AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge

Founder of Marlena Books, Rachel Thompson, at AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge

Since joining the Epp Peace Incubator in 2015, Rachel Thompson, founder of Marlena Books, has been busy growing her social enterprise.

Monday, October 22, 2018

A time to act: Project Ploughshares calls for a future without killer robotics

Marijan at killer robots during the United Nations General Assembly First Committee meetings in New York

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.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

13 Ways to Advance Peace: Reflections on Peace Week 2018

Two men shaking hands with art in background

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.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

South Korean Art Curator to Speak About His Exhibit on Peace in Korea

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.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Building pathways that bridge peacebuilding and social innovation in Canada

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.

Monday, July 23, 2018

How will you celebrate Peace Week 2018?

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.  

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Korean Art Exhibit Illustrates a New Era of Peace

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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.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Christian Social Innovation

The Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA) sits at the intersection of a number of fields. Peacebuilding, social innovation, and art for social change all find a home in the work of the CPA and our participants. In pursuit of our mission – to advance expansive and innovative understandings and practices of peace locally and globally – we have dug into these intersection points to see what new possibilities might emerge.