Catholic Peacebuilding Network

Enhancing the study and practice of Catholic peacebuilding

Conference Papers

SUNDAY, APRIL 13

Homily by Archbishop John Onaiyekan, Archdiocese of Abuja, Nigeria

Peace as the Church’s Vocation: The Role of Bishops
Presentation (PDF document) by Archbishop John Onaiyekan, Archdiocese of Abuja, Nigeria, and presentation (PDF document) by Archbishop Evariste Ngoyagoye, Archdiocese of Bujumbura, Burundi

MONDAY, APRIL 14

The Many Dimensions of Catholic Peacebuilding
Presentation (PDF document) by R. Scott Appleby, University of Notre Dame and presentation (PDF document) by Myla Leguro, who was then on the staff of Catholic Relief Services, Mindanao, the Philippines

Catholic Intermediaries and Armed Actors
Presentation (PDF document) by Msgr. Hector Fabio Henao, Caritas Colombia and presentation (PDF document) by Fr. Eliseo Jun Mercado, OMI, National Peace Council, the Philippines

CRS: Catholic Social Teaching and the Practice of Building Peace
Presentation (PDF document) by Fr. David Hollenbach SJ, Boston College amd Powerpoint presentation by Fr. Ferdinand Muhigirwa, SJ, Centre d’Etudes Pour I’Action Sociale (CEPAS), Democratic Republic of Congo

From Conflict Prevention to Conflict Transformation
Presentation (PDF document) by Fr. Cedric Prakash, PRASHANT, Centre for Human Rights, Justice and Peace, India and presentation (PDF document) by Susan Hayward, U.S. Institute of Peace

A Practical Theology of Reconciliation
Presentation (PDF document) by Rev. Elizabeth Carmichael, St. John’s College, Oxford, UK and presentation (PDF document) by Fr. Emmanuel Ntakarutimana, OP, Center Ubuntu, Burundi

Emerging Norms of Peacebuilding in Key Political Institutions
Presentation (PDF Document) by Joseph Donnelly, Caritas Internationalis

Human Rights and Peacebuilding
Presentation (PDF document) by Laura Vargas, Comision Episcopal de Accion Social, Peru

Mass for Peace
Homily (PDF document) delivered by Archbishop Luis Augusto Castro Quiroga, Archdiocese of Tunja, Colombia

TUESDAY, APRIL 15

Interfaith Dialogue, Peacebuilding and Catholic Spirituality
Presentation (PDF document) by Fr. Eliseo Jun Mercado, OMI, National Peace Council, the Philippines

The Ethics of War and the Ethics of Peacebuilding
Presentation (PDF document) by Marie Dennis, Pax Christi International and Maryknoll and presentation (PDF document) by Heinz-Gerhard Justenhoven Institut fur Theologie und Frieden, Germany

Models of Church Engagement with Peacebuilding
Presentation (PDF document) by Laurie Johnston, Emmanuel College and Sant’ Egidio USA

Peacebuilding and Conflicts over National Resources
Presentation (PDF document) by Fr. Ferdinand Muhigirwa, SJ, Centre d’Etudes Pour l’Action Sociale (CEPAS), Democratic Republic of Congo

Peacebuilding as a Developing Norm in Catholic Social Teaching
Presentation (PDF document) by Fr. Drew Christiansen, SJ, America

Ritual, Liturgy, Spirituality and Peacebuilding
Presentation (PDF document) by Marie Dennis, Pax Christi International and Maryknoll

Towards a Theology of Peacebuilding
Presentation (PDF document) by Lisa Sowle Cahill, Boston College and presentation (PDF document) by Myla Leguro, then with Catholic Relief Services, Mindanao, the Philippines

Future Directions for Catholic Peacebuilding
Presentation (PDF document) by Fr. Robert Schreiter, CPPS, Catholic Theological Union

Mass for Peace
Homily (PDF document) by Archbishop John Onaiyekan, Archdiocese of Abuja, Nigeria

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16

Colombia: The Church as Peacebuilder
Presentation (PDF document) by Archbishop Luis Augusto Castro Quiroga, President, Episcopal Conference of Colombia