Earth Peace, by Carol Ann Weaver, recently composed and compiled in South Africa and Namibia, tells global stories of conflict, pain, resolution and joy. The work contains choral music, string quartet, and readings which represent various troubled parts of our world.
Educators, parents, youth and community members are invited to join in the launch reception of The Ripple Effect Education (TREE), a peace education initiative based in the Epp Peace Incubator in the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement.
Whether you're a music buff or a movie buff, a student or a community member, Grebel's Peace Week offers you meaningful ways to acknowledge the 2016 International Day of Peace.
Mark your calendar for an action-packed week of peace-related activities at Conrad Grebel University College. Events for the week are listed below:
This photo exhibit celebrates everyday acts that deepen our sense of community and empower us to collectively change the world for good. Photographers from Waterloo Region and beyond have captured moments of caring, working together, laughing together, and acting together with purpose – the fabric of community life and collective impact.
Amazing student musicians perform a selection of classical music. Free admission, with a reception to follow. Directed by Ben Bolt-Martin.
Please join Grebel President Susan Schultz Huxman, Board Chair Geraldine Balzer and Director of Advancement Fred Martin at Little Bird Patisserie & Cafe (258 Ave B South, Saskatoon - only a 6 minute walk from TCU Place) to celebrate the 90th birthday of Grebel's founding Chaplain Walter Klaassen.
The story of Canada’s conscientious Objectors of the Second World War.
A Concert of the Global Mennonite Peacebuilding Conference and Festival, featuring choirs, gamelan, and an original composition titled “Earth Peace” by Carol Ann Weaver, Professor Emerita of Music.
If you are a Global Mennonite Peace Building Conference participant, your ticket to this event is included with your registration.
Mennonites are known across the globe for their historic peace positions and, more recently, for proactive conflict transformation and peacebuilding activity. This conference and festival will bring together academics, practitioners, artists, and church workers from around the world, to dialogue and reflect on Mennonite peacebuilding accomplishments, failures, challenges, and opportunities in varied international settings, past and present.
On the island of Bali, Indonesia the idea of community and the spirit of interaction are highly valued and extend to music-making. Being an aural/oral tradition, repertoire—from ritual pieces to modern compositions, instrumental or dance—is learned through imitation and repetition, by listening and watching (i.e., without the use of notation). Students experience this communal process of creating a unified sound on a gamelan semara dana (one of several types of gamelan found in Bali) consisting of gongs, metallophones, drums, and flutes.
Can Mennonite literature move beyond its longstanding preoccupation with cultural identity?
Join editor Robert Zacharias and contributors Hildi Froese Tiessen, Paul Tiessen, Julia Spicher Kasdorf, Ann Hostetler, Jeff Gundy, and Royden Loewen for an evening of conversation.
"The Messiness of Becoming the People of God"
With Arli Klassen, Mennonite World Conference
Please click here to be redirected to the MCEC website where you can purchase tickets which are $50/each. ($25 receiptable)
Join us for a leisurely afternoon of bike riding.
Students with offers of admission to University of Waterloo are invited to attend a special open house with a focus on finding the right place to live!
Come experience what residence life at Grebel is like! Onsite applications to residence and interviews will be offered.
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The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), in partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University, Conrad Grebel University College and Global Peace Centre Canada, is pleased to present a lecture and discussion with Pakistani diplomat Ziauddin Yousafzai.
This exhibit explores story-telling through art by people now living in Iraqi Kurdistan as a result of displacement. Iraqi Kurdistan
(northern Iraq) hosts a diverse group of people brought together in a very small geographical area. This region is home to the Iraqi Kurds, Syrian Kurds, Yazidis, Assyrian Christians, and Iraqi Arabs who have offered their stories in this exhibit.
Enjoy a wide selection of classical music, from 6 different chamber groups. Includes one brass group as well. Bach, Schubert, and Weber are among the composers that will be featured.
Chiaroscuro: Contrasts in Light and Dark. The University of Waterloo Chamber Choir sings music spanning five centuries, by composers R. Murray Schafer, James MacMillan, Joaquin des Prez, Carlo Gesualdo, Dolly Parton and others!
Enjoy a break from winter, with delightful jazz classics. Reception to follow.
Reaching out: a unique exploration of cross-cultural and inter-cultural community song. The University choir will sing works from within our own community, originating in Estonia, Iran, Senegal, New Zealand, and Bali. Join us for a unique choral experience.
UWaterloo Balinese Gamelan and Grebel Community Gamelan with Balinese Artist-in-Residence I Dewa Made Suparta
On the island of Bali, Indonesia there is a plethora of musical ensembles called gamelan, the local term for a set of instruments made primarily of bronze or bamboo. The UWaterloo Department of Music at Conrad Grebel University College is home to a gamelan semara dana consisting of bronze gongs and metallophones, drums, and bamboo flutes.