Mir Centre for Peace, Castlegar

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Building Cultures of Peace

The Mir Centre for Peace builds cultures of peace through learning and dialogue. Our lecture series, trainings, workshops, films, research and collaborations with community organizations help advance peace and justice both locally and in our wider world.

Explore the work of the Mir Centre for Peace in the annual report. Discover the speakers, events and book clubs we hosted, the programming we offered, and the people who helped us make a difference.

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Promoting Learning & Dialogue

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Lecture Series

Listen to high-calibre speakers speak on a wide range of themes related to peace and justice.

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Peace Cafés

Engage in interactive discussions on issues related to peace, conflict-transformation and justice. 

Upcoming: Wounded Doves

Love in the Time of Fentanyl Cover

Film Series

Get inspired by stories about people who have championed social justice and change.   

Nonviolent Communication Training
Take a three-day compassionate communication skills training and learn to better connect empathically; increase your ability to live with choice, meaning and connection; and share resources so everyone is able to benefit.

 Research & Education 

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Applied Research

In Courageous Dialogues: Moving Beyond Polarization, we are learning about how polarization is affecting our communities and developing tools and interventions for overcoming it.

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Peace & Justice Studies

Earn a Liberal Arts Diploma in Peace & Justice Studies by studying nonviolence, social movements, civil resistance, conflict transformation, environmental justice and more.

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Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping

Support Gandhi's idea of Shanti Sena (Sanskrit for "peace army"). Become part of the global movement for nonviolent change and promoting peaceful conflict transformation.  

An image with a dove in the background and the words Gathering for Peace in the Middle East

On October 25, the Mir Centre for Peace hosted the Gathering for Peace in the Middle East as a forum for sharing feelings, thoughts and hopes for a peace that provides both security and justice for all. The event honoured all who are suffering and created a forum to share ideas about what it means to work for peace in a time of war.

Explore the Event