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Naomi
Enns

Affiliate, Instructor

From: Canada

At LCC Since: 2021

Bio

Naomi Enns is serving as an instructor and resident peacebuilder in the faculty of International Relations and Development teaching in the field of Conflict and Peacebuilding Studies and in helping develop the Conflict and Peace Studies’ center at LCC.  She holds a graduate certificate in Humanitarian Action Leadership from Eastern Mennonite University with a focus on conflict and peace formation and received her Master of Education degree from Central Michigan University as a Well gates Scholar. Her thesis project researched adult narrative teaching modalities with marginalized communities and vulnerable persons experiencing conflict in Ndjamena, Chad.  Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of Science Registered Nursing (BSRN) degree from California State University Fresno. With over 20 years of experience in community health nursing and capacity building, she has taught at the University of Manitoba and Red River College in Winnipeg, Mb. Canada.   With extensive NGO leadership expertise internationally and experiences living in fragile societies, Naomi engages students as an instructor, peacebuilder and humanitarian practitioner skilled in empowering communities and training others in Conflict Transformation, Community Health, and Trauma Resiliency. Originally from the USA, she now resides permanently  in Canada,  and is married with 3 adult children and one grandson.  She has over 10 years of extensive grassroots contextual experience in peacebuilding, conflict transformation, nurturing dialogue processes that empower communities, leading workshops in peacemaking and trauma resiliency, providing leadership and program oversight while mentoring NGO partners and staff in relief, development and peacebuilding while living in N’djamena Chad (3 years), the Middle East (Lebanon and Syria – 4 years)  and West Europe (4 years).   In Europe, her NGO leadership nurtured networks for multiple peace centers and partnerships towards healing divisions through human encounters.  As a reflective humanitarian peace builder and trained trauma practitioner, she is passionate about building bridges between academic theory and praxis and the use of creative engagement and dialogical processes to build shared understandings between cultures and communities of conflict.

Publications

ESPOIR, RÉSPOIR, RÉSILIENCE ET PERTE : CINQ JOURS EN SYRIE

LCC author(s): Naomi Enns

Other author(s): Par Doug

Mennonite Central Committee , 2017.

ŒUVER POUR LA PAIX EN SYRIE

LCC author(s): Naomi Enns

Perspective Journal, Nr. 5, 2014.

PASSING COMFORT ON TO OTHERS

LCC author(s): Naomi Enns

Article for Mennonite Central Committee publications , 2018.

RÉFLEXIONS SUR LA CONSTRUCTION DE PONTS DE PAIX ET DE RÉSILIENCE AU MCC

LCC author(s): Naomi Enns

Christ Seul Journal; Août/Septembre Edition , 2020.