Catholic Peacebuilding Network

Enhancing the study and practice of Catholic peacebuilding

Conference Program

Conference on the Future of Catholic Peacebuilding

April 13-15, 2008
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN

Preliminary Program
(all events at McKenna Hall, unless noted)

SUNDAY, APRIL 13

10 a.m. Mass
Presider & Homilist: Archbishop John Onaiyekan, Archdiocese of Abuja, Nigeria
Location: Basilica of the Sacred Heart
11:45 a.m. Mass
Presider & Homilist: Archbishop Antonio Ledesma, SJ, Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro, the Philippines
Location: Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Noon – 4 p.m. Colloquium for Book Authors (invitation only)
Location: Hesburgh Center for International Studies
3 p.m. Conference Registration
5:15 p.m.
Welcome to Conference
Gerard Powers, Catholic Peacebuilding Network & University of Notre Dame
Sean Callahan, Catholic Relief Services

5:30 p.m.
Prayer Service

6 p.m.
Dinner
Invocation: Fr. John Jenkins, President, University of Notre Dame

7:30 p.m.
Opening Plenary: Peace as the Church’s Vocation: The Role of Bishops
Archbishop Luis Augusto Castro Quiroga, Archdiocese of Tunja, Colombia
Archbishop Antonio Ledesma, SJ, Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro, the Philippines
Archbishop John Onaiyekan, Archdiocese of Abuja, Nigeria
Archbishop Evariste Ngoyagoye, Archdiocese of Bujumbura, Burundi
Moderator: Bishop John Ricard, SSJ, Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee

9 p.m. Dessert Reception
9:45 p.m. Film Showing: “One Border, One Body: Immigration and the Eucharist”
ETS Theatre, McKenna Hall
Hosted by Fr. Daniel Groody, University of Notre Dame

MONDAY, APRIL 14

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.
Plenary: The Many Dimensions of Catholic Peacebuilding
R. Scott Appleby, University of Notre Dame
Msgr. Hector Fabio Henao, Caritas Colombia
Fr. Emmanuel Ntakarutimana, Director of Ubuntu, Burundi
Myla Leguro, Catholic Relief Services, Mindanao, the Philippines
Moderator: Stephen Colecchi, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

10 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m.
Concurrent Session I

Panel 1:

Catholic Intermediaries and Armed Actors
John Paul Lederach, University of Notre Dame
Respondents: Msgr. Hector Fabio Henao, Caritas Colombia
Msgr. Matthew Odong, Archdiocese of Gulu, Uganda
Fr. Eliseo “Jun” Mercado, OMI, National Peace Council, the Philippines
Moderator: Laura Olson, University of Notre Dame

Panel 2:

Relating Justice and Peace: Challenges to the Tradition
Todd Whitmore, University of Notre Dame
Respondent: Martha Ines Romero, Catholic Relief Services, Colombia and Pax Christi International
Fr. Emmanuel Katongole, Duke University Divinity School
Moderator: Sheila McLaughlin, Catholic Theological Union

Panel 3:

Political Reconstruction and Reconciliation
Fr. Peter-John Pearson, Southern Africa Catholic Bishops’ Conference
Respondents: Thomas Banchoff, Georgetown University
Fr. Eugene Goussikindey, SJ, Provincial, West Africa Province of the Society of Jesus
Moderator: Don Pope-Davis, University of Notre Dame

Panel 4 :

Emerging Norms of Peacebuilding in Key Political Institutions
Maryann Cusimano Love, The Catholic University of America
Respondents: Joseph Donnelly, Caritas Internationalis
Jamie Price, Sargent Shriver Peace Institute
Moderator: George Lopez, University of Notre Dame
Noon
Lunch
Welcome & Introduction:Dennis Jacobs, University of Notre Dame
Invocation & Remarks: Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, CSC, President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame

1:30 p.m.
Concurrent Session II

Panel 1:

CRS: Catholic Social Teaching and the Practice of Building Peace
Fr. William Headley, CSSp, University of San Diego
Reina Neufeldt, University of Notre Dame
Respondents: Fr. David Hollenbach, SJ, Boston College
Fr. Ferdinand Muhigirwa, SJ, Centre d’Etudes Pour I’Action Sociale (CEPAS), Democratic Republic of Congo
Moderator: Patricia Abozaglo, Trocaire, Ireland

Panel 2:

Inter-Religious Peacebuilding
Fr. Thomas Michel, SJ, Georgetown University
Respondents: Sr. Marianne Farina, CSC, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology
Iman Rashied Omar, University of Notre Dame
Moderator: John Borelli, Georgetown University

Panel 3:

Reconciliation: A Catholic Political Ethic for Peacebuilding
Daniel Philpott, University of Notre Dame
Respondents: Stephen Pope, Boston College
Cesar Villanueva, Pax Christi Philippines
Moderator: Jonathan Van Antwerpen, Social Science Research Council

Panel 4:

From Conflict Prevention to Conflict Transformation
Fr. Cedric Prakash, PRASHANT, Centre for Human Rights, Justice and Peace, India
Susan Hayward, U.S. Institute of Peace
Tobias Winright, St. Louis University
Moderator: Jayne Docherty, Eastern Mennonite University
3 p.m.
Break

3:30 p.m.
Concurrent Session III

Panel 1:

A Practical Theology of Reconciliation
Fr. Robert Schreiter, CPPS, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago
Respondents: Rev. Elizabeth Carmichael, St. John’s College, Oxford, UK
Fr. Emmanuel Ntakarutimana, OP, Center Ubuntu, Burundi
Moderator: Laura Taylor, University of San Diego

Panel 2:

Catholic Peacebuilding and Political Institutions
Maryann Cusimano Love, The Catholic University of America
Respondents: Joseph Donnelly, Caritas Internationalis
Jamie Price, Sargent Shriver Peace Institute
Moderator: George Lopez, University of Notre Dame

Panel 3:

Human Rights and Peacebuilding
Bishop Joachim Ntahondereye, Diocese of Muyinga, Burundi
Laura Vargas, Comision Episcopal de Accion Social, Peru
Catherine Halvey Goodwin, Washington Theological Union
Moderator: Fr. David Hollenbach, SJ, Boston College

Panel 4 :

Educating for Peace
Loreta Castro, Miriam College, the Philippines
Rachel Tomas Morgan, University of Notre Dame
Andria Wisler, Columiba University
Moderator: Michael Duffey, Marquette University
5 p.m.
Adjourn

5:15 p.m.
Mass for Peace
Homily: Archbishop Luis Augusto Castro Quiroga, Archdiocese of Tunja, Colombia
Location: Basilica of the Sacred Heart

6:30 p.m.
Dinner

8 p.m.
Plenary: Is There Anything Distinctive that Catholic Peacebuilding Can Offer the Wider World?
José Casanova, Georgetown University
Cecelia Lynch, University of California, Irvine
Moderator: Maryann Cusimano Love, The Catholic University of America

9:30 p.m. Reception
9:45 p.m. Film Showing: “Holy Land, Common Ground”
ETS Theatre, McKenna Hall
Hosted by Edward Gaffney, Valparaiso University

TUESDAY, APRIL 15

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m.
Break out session IV

Panel 1:

Interfaith Dialogue, Peacebuilding and Catholic Spirituality
Peter Phan, Georgetown University
Respondents: John Katunga, Catholic Relief Services
Fr. Eliseo “Jun” Mercado, OMI, National Peace Council, the Philippines
Moderator: John Borelli, Georgetown University

Panel 2:

The Ethics of War and the Ethics of Peacebuilding
Marie Dennis, Pax Christi International and Maryknoll
William Barbieri, The Catholic University of America
Heinz-Gerhard Justenhoven, Institut fur Theologie und Frieden, Germany
Moderator: Fr. Drew Christiansen, SJ, America

Panel 3 :

Models of Church Engagement with Peacebuilding
David O’Brien, College of the Holy Cross
Respondents: Fr. Mauricio Garcia Duran, SJ, Centro de Investigation Educacion Popular, Colombia
Laurie Johnston, Emmanuel College and Sant’ Egidio USA
Panel 4 :
Peacebuilding and Conflicts over National Resources
Archbishop Francois Xavier Maroy, Archdiocese of Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo
Fr. Ferdinand Muhigirwa, SJ, Centre d’Etudes Pour l’Action Sociale (CEPAS), Democratic Republic of Congo
Rees Warne, Catholic Relief Services
Steve Hilbert, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Moderator: Fr. Michael Perry, OFM, Catholic Relief Services

10 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m.
Concurrent Session V

Panel 1:

Peacebuilding as a Developing Norm in Catholic Social Teaching
Fr. Kenneth Himes, OFM, Boston College
Respondent: Fr. Drew Christiansen, SJ, America
Moderator:Heinz-Gerhard Justenhoven, Institut fur Theologie und Frieden, Germany

Panel 2:

Ritual, Liturgy, Spirituality and Peacebuilding
Fr. Robert Schreiter,CPPS, Catholic Theological Union
Respondents: Margaret Pfeil, University of Notre Dame
Marie Dennis, Pax Christi International and Maryknoll
Moderator: Fr. Paulinus Odozor, CSSp, University of Notre Dame

Panel 3:

Solidarity and the Future of Catholic Peacebuilding
Archbishop Antonio Ledesma,SJ, Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro, the Philippines
Gerard Powers, University of Notre Dame
Thomas Bamat, Catholic Relief Services
Moderator: Angela Senander, Washington Theological Union

Panel 4 :

Catholic Intermediaries and Armed Actors
John Paul Lederach, University of Notre Dame
Respondents: Msgr. Hector Fabio Henao, Caritas Colombia
Msgr. Matthew Odong, Archdiocese of Gulu, Uganda
Fr. Eliseo “Jun” Mercado, OMI, National Peace Council, the Philippines
Moderator: Laura Olson, University of Notre Dame
Noon
Lunch
Book Launch: Thomas Bamat, Catholic Relief Services

1:30 p.m.
Plenary: Towards a Theology of Peacebuilding
Lisa Sowle Cahill, Boston College
Respondents: Myla Leguro, Catholic Relief Services, Mindanao, the Philippines
Elias Omondi, Jesuit Hekimina Center, Kenya
Moderator: Maura Ryan, University of Notre Dame

3 p.m.
Break

3:15 p.m.
Plenary: Future Directions for Catholic Peacebuilding
Archbishop John Onaiyekan, Archdiocese of Abuja, Nigeria
Fr. Robert Schreiter, CPPS, Catholic Theological Union
Claudette Werleigh, Pax Christi International
Moderator: Andrea Bartoli, Sant’ Egidio USA and George Mason University

4:30 p.m.
Adjourn

5:15 p.m.
Mass for Peace
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Homily: Bishop Francis Daw Tang, Diocese of Myitkyina, Myanmar

7:45 p.m. Catholic Peacebuilding in Africa
Location: Hesburgh Center for International Studies Auditorium
Archbishop John Onaiyekan, Archdiocese of Abuja, Nigeria
Bishop Joachim Ntahondereye, Muyinga, Burundi
Msgr. Matthew Odong, Gulu, Uganda
Moderator: Fr. Elias Omondi, Jesuit Hakimani Centre, Kenya

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16
9 a.m. – Noon CPN Steering Committee Meeting (by invitation)
Location: C-103,Hesburgh Center for International Studies

Noon Pre-Lecture Luncheon (open to the public)
Location: Hesburgh Center for International Studies, Great Hall
12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Colombia: The Church as Peacebuilder
Location: Hesburgh Center for International Studies, Auditorium
Archbishop Luis Augusto Castro Quiroga, President, Episcopal Conference of Colombia
Moderator: Fr. Robert Pelton, CSC, University of Notre Dame
2 – 4 p.m. CPN Steering Committee Meeting (by invitation)
Location: C-103,Hesburgh Center for International Studies