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KIPCOR short course series serves both beginners and practitioners

As the school year gets underway, Bethel College’s peacebuilding institute, KIPCOR, is also starting up this year’s schedule of short courses. KIPCOR, the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, is once again offering a variety of educational opportunities, with the aim of both serving those with training in conflict mediation and those who simply […]

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For second straight year, Bethel speaker is first in binational contest

The judges for an annual peace oratorical contest, open to colleges in the United States and Canada, chose junior Sarah Balzer’s speech as this year’s overall winner. It would be possible to sum up her thesis as “Make peace through potlucks.” Balzer, Inman, wrote and gave the speech as part of the C. Henry Smith […]

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Making peace about creation care, lifestyle changes, speech winner says

Bethel’s C. Henry Smith Peace Oration contest winner, Sarah Balzer, has a simple suggestion: Make peace through potlucks. Balzer, a junior from Inman, Kansas, took first place in the annual event with “Environmental Inequalities in the Age of Plastics.” Balzer began her speech with a quote from “eco-poet” Craig Santos Perez, who called plastic “the […]

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Restorative Justice conference about creating community

If Restorative Justice is about “the community,” then the first RJ conference in Kansas was about creating community. Bethel College and its peacebuilding institute, the Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR), hosted that conference, Restorative Kansas: A Vision for Justice, April 19-20 on the Bethel campus. At the opening session for Restorative Kansas, […]

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KIPCOR to welcome author/storyteller for concluding anniversary event

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR) at Bethel College wraps up a year-plus-long celebration of its 30th anniversary with an event geared to the whole family. And KIPCOR will partner with Kauffman Museum and local elementary school student artists, art teachers and librarians for […]

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