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.

Read the Report!

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.

Coming up: Monique Gray Smith

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Peace Cafés

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

Watch: Disrupting Disinformation

Love in the Time of Fentanyl Cover

Film Series

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

 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.  

Upcoming Course: Nonviolent Communication
Learn to listen more deeply and connect to people in a more meaningful way, without judgement or blame, so you can reduce conflict and resentment in your relationships while ensuring everyone’s needs get met.