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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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KIPCOR offers help to anyone wanting skills for dealing with conflict

Monday, January 15th, 2018 NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Most people would agree it’s harder than ever these days to have a civil conversation when there’s disagreement. The staff of KIPCOR, Bethel College’s peacebuilding institute, has definitely seen this, says Sharon Kniss, director of education and training – and they want to help. “We’ve been recognizing […]

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Former KIPCOR student and Bethel graduate among journal’s list of quiet influencers in nonprofit world

Thursday, December 7th, 2017 NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – A Bethel College graduate is among the 30 people featured in the cover story of the December 2017 issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy. “The Influencers: People Quietly Changing the Nonprofit World” (published online Dec. 5) highlights 15 people – and more briefly lists 15 more – […]

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