History of the Mir Centre for Peace
The Mir Centre for Peace vision began in 1966 when the college inherited the buildings and site, but the rich history of this magnificent piece of land and the people who have lived here, stretches back for centuries.
The Mir Centre was established in 1999 with the mandate of understanding and building cultures of peace through education. Mir, an ancient Russian word with the complex meaning of peace, community and world, encompasses and defines the following values:
- Peace and social justice for the individual, family, community and the world
- Respect for cultural, ethnic, philosophical, spiritual, religious and intellectual diversity
- Dignity of work and service to humanity
- Education and learning which advance these values
It is housed in a restored early 20th century Doukhobor communal dwelling.
Do you want to join the building and grounds working circle? Get involved by contacting Chair of the Mir Centre for Peace Jennie Barron.
Read Understanding and Building Cultures of Peace - A Brief Narrative History by Myler Wilkinson