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Alumna will speak on peacebuilding, women’s empowerment

Palwasha Kakar, who has dedicated her life to building peace and resolving conflict, will speak on campus Sunday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium. Her presentation wraps up a week of events at Bethel and in the community as part of the annual national Campaign Nonviolence, and is free and open to the public. […]

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KIPCOR, Bethel and community partners plan Nonviolence Week

The arts, service projects, and “beating swords into plowshares” (almost literally) will come together on campus and in the wider community in special events Sept. 16-22. The Kansas Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (KIPCOR), Bethel’s peacebuilding institute, is leading a group of sponsors for a series of events marking the nationwide Campaign Nonviolence National […]

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Film connects homeless advocacy to nonviolent social action

The opening film for this school year’s KIPCOR Film Series also opens a series of special events looking at nonviolence and action. Lost Angels: Skid Row Is My Home screens Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. in Krehbiel Auditorium in Luyken Fine Arts Center. It is free and open to the public, with a freewill offering taken […]

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Faculty learn how to build first-year community through circles

As Bethel gears up to welcome new students, one group of faculty spent a recent morning in circles. They weren’t running in circles – they were sitting in them, learning the basics of the “circle process,” with the ultimate goal of transforming conversations on the Bethel campus. All Bethel freshmen are divided into First-Year Seminar (FYS) […]

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KIPCOR’s Director Sheryl Wilson Speaks Out on the Need for Peace

If someone told me 30 years ago that mass shootings would become a norm in society, I would not have believed it. In fact, a Washington Post article highlights the “trend” of mass shootings over time since 2015:https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/more-deadlier-mass-shoot…/… . It saddens me that current mass shootings have become a topic to be studied. Up until last […]

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