Each summer at least one courses will relate to restorative justice. This year in 2009 take a course with a member of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Piet Meiring. Piet Meiring has many similarities as Desmond Tutu. I recently had a student spend 4 months in South Africa meeting peace and justice folks. He returned and said that Piet Meiring was the most inspirational person he heard. It is a treat for us to have him come to Canada to teach the class, Truthtelling and Peace: An Insider’s Perspective on the South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (July 6-10, 2009).

In the summer 2010 take a course with Howard Zehr, a pioneer and “grandfather” of the restorative justice movement (June 29-July 2, 2010).

Check out our website to apply online and to see what other great course we are offering: www.cmu.ca/csop <http://www.cmu.ca/csop>.

Consider three things you can do to help shape this school:

1. APPLY for a course now. It only 2 months until the School starts. Apply online (<http://www.cmu.ca/csop/cost.html>) or download our brochure and application on our website (<http://www.cmu.ca/csop/files/ac10_csopbooklet.email.pdf>).

2. Forward this message to anyone you think may be interested - we want to equip the international restorative justice movement. Please help email this around the world.

3. Invite Restorative justice organizations to explore with us how they can be no-cost sponsors of this school. We want to help build the networks of the restorative justice movement. Contact us to see how you can be a no-cost sponsor (contact Valerie Smith vsmith@cmu.ca <mailto:vsmith@cmu.ca>, the Canadian School of Peacebuilding Program Facilitator).
Thanks for your consideration and help.

Jarem Sawatsky
Director of the Canadian School of Peacebuilding
Assistant Professor in Peace and Conflict Transformation Studies
Canadian Mennonite University
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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