Catholic Peacebuilding Network

Enhancing the study and practice of Catholic peacebuilding

Conference Papers

Virginia M. Bouvier, U.S. Institute of Peace, Colombia: Building Peace in a Time of War

Lisa Sowle Cahill, Boston College Department of Theology, Creating a Climate of Reconciliation in Colombia

Olga Consuelo Velez Caro, Como construir paz en tiempos de guerra? (text in Spanish)

Fr. Francisco de Roux, SJ, A Culture of Peace and Reconciliation: ways to build the country we want (Powerpoint presentation in Spanish), Development and Peace Program in Magdalena Medio (DPMM)

Fr. Mauricio Garcia Duran, The Role of Civil Society in Peacebuilding in Colombia—in English

Fr. Mauricio Garcia Duran, El Papel de la Iglesia Catolica (Document in Spanish)

Fr. Mauricio Garcia Duran, Peace Mobilization in Colombia and the Role of the Roman Catholic Church

Fr. Mauricio Garcia Duran, Colombia: Challenges and Dilemmas in the Search for Peace (London: Conciliation Resources, 2004).

Monseñor Héctor Fabio, “Lessons Learned in Peacebuilding in Colombia: Reflections from the Perspective of the Social Ministries/Caritas,” Hector Fabio Lessons Learned in Peacebuilding in Colombia (Keynote in English), and Hector Fabio, Lessons Learned in Peacebuilding in Colombia (Keynote in Spanish)

Fr. Dario Echeverri, CCN, The Global Context of Colombian Peace Processes (Powerpoint in Spanish)

Monseñor Héctor Fabio, The Colombian Church and Peacebuilding, (PDF document), chapter from Colombia: Building Peace in a Time of War edited by Msgr. Hector Fabio Henao Gaviria "Hector Fabio Henao Gaviria

Liliana Maldonado, Colombia, Commentary (Paper in Spanish)

Closing Remarks by Archbishop John Onaiyekan, Archdiocese of Abuja, Nigeria

Closing Remark Bishop Leonardo Gomez Serna, Diocese of Magangué (Document in Spanish)

Plenary Notes from Colombia Conference Wednesday, June 27 (Document in Spanish)

Plenary Notes from Colombia, Thursday, June 28 (Document in Spanish)

Notes from the Bishops’ Session in Colombia Spanish (Document in Spanish).

In 2002, the Colombian Bishops issued a plan for peace, see Colombian Bishops Plan for Peace 2002.

International Crisis Group’s 2006 Report provides helpful background (Used with permission, PDF File).