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The Catholic Peacebuilding Network (CPN) is a voluntary network of practitioners and academics, clergy and laity, which seeks to enhance the study and practice of Catholic peacebuilding in areas torn by conflict. It is comprised of 23 affiliated organizations, but also works with many other individual and institutional partners worldwide. As a Catholic network, CPN believes that authentic and effective peacebuilding involves dialogue and collaboration with those of other religious traditions and all those committed to building a more just and peaceful world.

This site is hosted by the Secretariat of CPN, which is housed at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies in the Keough School of Global Affairs.


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Reconciliation and Peace in Colombia: Confidence-Building Developments and Continuing Challenges


February 2, 2018, UN Headquarters, New York


This event is co-sponsored by the Holy See Mission to the UN, the Permanent Mission of Colombia to the UN, Caritas Internationalis, CPN, and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. The panel will discuss progress in implementing Colombia's peace agreement with the FARC and possibilities for peace negotiations with the ELN. See our event page for more details.


Statement from Caritas South Sudan

Author: Caesar Montevecchio

Caritas South Sudan held a partner meeting April 30-May 1 and issued a new statement on the crisis in South Sudan.

South Sudan is becoming a forgotten crisis and the international community has turned its attention away from the serious situation in which our nation is finding itself. 

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