Catholic Peacebuilding Network

Enhancing the study and practice of Catholic peacebuilding

Why CPN?

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Catholic peacebuilding employs the theology, institutional relationships, and spiritual strength provided through the Catholic Church to bring greater justice and peace in the world. It involves both clergy and laity. 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.


Some 30 peace studies scholars and practitioners gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, June 5-7 for the conference “Peace from the Ground Up: Post-conflict Socialization, Religion, and Reconciliation in Africa.”  

“Peace from the Ground Up,” which fostered mutual learning between academics and peacebuilding practitioners, convened with support from the Catholic Peacebuilding Network