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.
Forgiveness: Unveiling an Asset for Peacebuilding
Ugandans approve of and practice forgiveness widely in the wake of armed conflict. If widely practiced, promoted and complemented with appropriate transitional justice mechanisms, forgiveness can be a strong asset for peace-building.
The research project, conducted by Prof. Daniel Philpott, consisted of focus groups, interviews, and a 600-person survey in five districts of Uganda. Read the final report.