Catholic Peacebuilding Network

Enhancing the study and practice of Catholic peacebuilding

1st Conference on Catholic Peacebuilding at University of Notre Dame, May 17-19, 2004

The first CPN conference was held at University of Notre Dame. It was the beginning of a period of research, reflection and intellectual exchange to further the understanding of Catholic peacebuilding in a world ridden by deadly violence and endemic injustice.

Topics covered included:

  • Peacebuilding in an age of counter-terrorism;
  • Struggling for peace and justice in Colombia;
  • Experiences in building inter-faith bridges in The Philippines, with specific reference to Mindanao, and;
  • The role of the Church in bringing peace to troubled areas of Africa.