Paul Redekop

Associate Professor of Conflict Resolution Studies

Paul Redekop


Conflict Resolution Studies







Paul has been a long-standing member of the Conflict Resolution Studies program at Menno Simons College. He was involved in the development of many of the courses that now form the core curriculum of the CRS program, including Conflict Theory, Models for Conflict Transformation, Culture and Conflict, Conflict and Communication, Ethics in Conflict Resolution, Restorative Justice and others. In terms of research and writing, Paul has been a passionate advocate of restorative justice over the years. His involvement with restorative justice began in the 1980’s with his work as a volunteer with, and then director of the then fledgling Mediation Services victim offender mediation program in Winnipeg.  He has written numerous articles as well as a book on the subject. His current passion involves the application of the knowledge and skills of conflict resolution studies to the resolution and transformation of inner conflict.

Paul has also played an active role in the administration of the College, having served for six years as Coordinator of the CRS program and four years as Dean of Menno Simons College. He also served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Concordia Hospital in Winnipeg and on the Church Council of the First Mennonite Church in Winnipeg, where he has been a member for many years.

Paul is married to Sheilah and they have two children, Laura and Brian, both living in Santiago, Chile, and two grandchildren.

VIDEO Paul Redekop comments on his latest book, Inner Peace Through Conflict Transformation (2015). This groundbreaking guide aids readers in achieving a more peaceful relationship with themselves by applying basic strategies of conflict resolution to inner conflict.

Areas of Teaching

Conflict Resolution Studies


B.A. (Sociology), University of Winnipeg, 1968. M.A. (Sociology), Carleton University, 1972. Ph.D (Sociology), York University, 1978

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