Catholic Peacebuilding Network

Enhancing the study and practice of Catholic peacebuilding

Conference Program

Monday, May 17

4:00 p.m. Welcome and Discussion of CPN
Scott Appleby, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
Ben Schennink, Pax Christi International
Fr. Ferdinand Muhigirwa, S.J., Central African Social Apostolate (DRC)
Claudette Werleigh, Life and Peace Institute, Uppsala

5:00 p.m. Reception and Dinner

7:00 p.m. Keynote session"Peacebuilding in an Age of Counter-terrorism"
Chair: Tom Bamat, Maryknoll
Panel:
John Paul Lederach, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
George Lopez, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
Marie Dennis, Pax Christi International

Tuesday, May 18

8:30 a.m. Colombia Presentations
Chair: John Paul Lederach, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
Panel:
Monsignor Hector Fabio Henao, Social Ministries Episcopal Conference
Amanda Romero, American Friends Service Committee (Andes)
Martha Ines Romero, Catholic Relief Services, Colombia

10:00 p.m. Break

10:30 p.m. Discussion of Colombia Case

Noon Lunch

1:30 p.m. Philippines Presentations
Chair: Mary Ann Cejka, Maryknoll
Panel:
Myla Leguro, Catholic Relief Services, Mindanao
Grace Rebollos, Peace Advocates Zamboanga (PAZ)
Rudy Buhay Rodil, Kalinaw Mindanaw (Peace to Mindanao)

3:00 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. Discussion of Philippines Case

5:30 p.m. Dinner

7:00 p.m. Sharing Stories of Africa
Chair: Andrea Bartoli, Community of Sant’Egidio
Panel: Peter-John Pearson, South African Catholic Bishops’ Conference
Christina Lee, Catholic Relief Services, Uganda
Sr. Specioza Kabahuma, Justice & Peace Commission, Uganda Catholic
Secretariat

Wednesday, May 19

8:30 a.m. Rwanda Presentations
Chair: Fr. Bill Headley, Catholic Relief Services
Panel:
Bishop Kizito Bahujimihigo, Diocese of Ruhengeri
Antoine Kambanda, Justice and Peace Commission, Kigali
Therese Nduwamungu, Caritas Rwanda
Paul Rutayisire, Catholic Relief Services, Rwanda

10:00 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Discussion of Rwanda Case

Noon Lunch

1:30 p.m. Sharing Stories of Africa
Chair: Jerry Powers, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Presenter: Fr. Ferdinand Muhigirwa, S.J., Central African Social Apostolate
(Democratic Republic of Congo)

2:30 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. Plenary Discussion: What We Have Learned; What is the Role of CPN?
Chair: Maryann Cusimano Love, Catholic University of America

4:45 p.m. Evaluation of the Consultation
Chair: Reina Neufeldt, Catholic Relief Services

5:30 p.m. Liturgy of Thanksgiving

7:00 p.m. Closing Festivity