Centre for Peace and Justice
For more information, contact Glen Graham, Director, Centre for Peace and Justice
Why Do We Need A Centre for Peace and Justice?
We live in an age of increasing political and economic instability. More and more political leaders and extremist groups across the globe now routinely feed on this instability to scapegoat and demonize, divide and conquer. What path will we as Albertans take in this time of uncertainty? Will we unite as a province and use our diversity as a strength? Will we draw on our collective wisdom to build a fairer, more equitable and prosperous future together? Or will we succumb to the forces of division and hatred? Now, more than ever, we need a vision for a better future. Help us make Alberta and Canada models for peace and justice in the world today.
The Vision for Alberta
A province where every community is welcoming, inclusive and compassionate, and every individual is respected.
To promote inclusive and harmonious communities that respect the rights and dignity of of all through education and dialogue.
Our approach is to build bridges - not walls - between diverse cultures, estranged social groups and political adversaries. We believe that communities prosper when diverse traditions, social practices, and visions of the good are allowed to thrive. We believe that dialogue and collaboration empower individuals to move beyond their private interests, flourish as active citizens, and contribute to the collective wisdom, economic prosperity and spiritual wellbeing of their communities.
Peacebuilders is an engaging and transformative leadership program for young people ages 16-28 who are interested in building a human rights community in Central Alberta. Participants create and implement positive actions for change in the community. They play a critical role in advancing the voice of Central Alberta’s younger generation on issues related to peace and human rights. Participants deepen their understanding of Central Alberta’s diverse cultures, faiths, perspectives and ways of being, through local study tours and engaging workshops. Participants develop skills in communication, critical thinking and leadership. Peacebuilders is collaborative project of the John Humphrey Centre of Edmonton and the Centre for Peace and Justice. For more information and to register visit: www.burmanu.ca/peacebuilders
Our team of experienced facilitators help individuals, organizations and businesses respond in creative and positive ways to everyday conflict situations. We provide professional development training and community workshops in Central Alberta. We teach individuals how to manage disputes, improve their communication skills and build healthy relationships at work, at home and in the community. Attend our information sessions and introductory workshops on October 17, 2018 and November 7, 2018 register at www.burmanu.ca/conflictmanagement.
The Herr Lecture Series brings leading experts to Central Alberta to address the most pressing social and political issues facing Canadians today. In an age of partisan politics, extremism and widespread misinformation, the Herr Lecture series provides an invaluable forum for rational, compassionate and informed discussion.
Humanitarian Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Conference
The Humanitarian Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Conference introduces youth and young adults to the humanitarian community of Central Alberta. The bi-annual conference gives students the tools needed to become leaders in humanitarian causes through a variety of lectures, workshops, and activities led by prominent philanthropic trailblazers. The Humanitarian Leaders of Tomorrow Conference is a collaborative project of A Better World Canada and the Centre for Peace and Justice.
Central Alberta Interfaith Network
The Central Alberta Interfaith Network brings together community leaders of all faiths throughout Central Alberta to promote peaceful coexistence and interfaith collaboration. The Central Alberta Interfaith Network is a collaborative project of the city of Red Deer’s Welcoming and Inclusive Community’s Network initiative and the Centre for Peace and justice.