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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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Institute on Peace and Justice Studies Program Development for African Universities 


November 7-9, 2017, Entebbe, Uganda


This institute, intended for leaders and faculty of Catholic universities and institutes, as well as faculty from other faith-based or state universities in Africa, aimed to enhance existing peace studies programs and further the development of new ones, mainstream peace studies across university curriculum, identify possible collaborations between universities for peace studies, and explore connections to peace and justice work by the wider Catholic community in Africa.  See our event page for the Institute to learn more and view the program, participant list, and presentations.