Training opportunities in mediation and conflict transformation in ministry

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Lombard Mennonite Peace Center (LMPC) is hosting Mediation Skills Training Institute for Church Leaders in Huron, Ohio, May 27-31 at Christ Episcopal Church. This 32-hour training is for clergy looking to increase or improve their mediation skills. If these dates are not convenient, there will be other trainings in Pennsylvania and Illinois this summer. LMPC is also offering Leadership Development…

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Grant supports conflict transformation program

Eastern Mennonite University has been awarded a grant of $998,606 from Lilly Endowment Inc. to support Eastern Mennonite Seminary’s development of a new interdisciplinary pastoral leadership institute that will offer workshops, courses and trainings on conflict transformation. The institute opens this fall. For more information about this grant, see the EMU website:

Workshop to focus on conflict transformation

Lombard Mennonite Peace Center is offering a one-day work­shop, “Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches.” This train­ing event will be held in person in September and online in No­vember. “Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches” will be offered in person on Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Trinity Cathedral in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition, the same training will be…

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Online Workshop – Transforming Conflict: Tools for the Toolbox


Conflict abounds in our society, our communities, our churches, and our families.  But how do you respond to it?  Do you immediate­ly see conflict as negative? This workshop seeks to provide practical and proven methods for approaching conflict as an oppor­tunity for growth, improvement, and restoration of right relation­ships. Through stories and familiar scenarios, Lydell Steiner and Craig Mast of…

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Conflict transformation is workshop topic

Lombard Mennonite Peace Center (LMPC) is offering an online workshop, “Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches,” on Feb. 13 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET. Although a normal part of life, conflict is usually seen as something negative. Participants in this workshop will acquire the knowledge and skills to transform conflict into a force for positive change and spiritual growth.…

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Connexus offers conflict transformation resources

When conflict occurs, how do we respond? Connexus, an organization serving Wayne County and Holmes County, is working to transform the culture of conflict by reconciling relationships and developing community. Leaders from Connexus will present information about conflict transformation to two Wayne County congregations this month. Lydell Steiner and Craig Mast will lead “An Introduction to Connexus and Conflict Transformation”…

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Online course to focus on transforming conflict

Online short course: Transforming Congregational Conflict and Communication: April 11 – May 22. In this online Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary short course, Betty Pries will introduce Anabaptist conflict transformation techniques for leading in the midst of difference and disagreement — drawing from biblical, theological and practical sources. Cost is $200 before March 21, and $250 after. For details, see

Peace center offers conflict transformation training

You are invited to attend the one-day workshop Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches on Oct. 21 in Indianapolis, Ind. This workshop will focus on the biblical basis for conflict transformation, styles of responding to conflict, communication skills necessary to resolve conflict peacefully, strategies to prevent destructive conflict in churches, and a model for working at congregational decision-making in a win-win…

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