Catholic Peacebuilding Network

Enhancing the study and practice of Catholic peacebuilding

Conference at the UN Headquarters on the Role of Religion, October 7, 2008

UN Headquarters

At a time when the UN is giving new attention to peacebuilding, including the role of religion in promoting reconciliation, an event was organized at the United Nations, in partnership with the Holy See’s Permanent Observer Mission to the UN. The conference considered a broad spectrum of peacebuilding initiatives of the Catholic Church around the world and lessons learned from its peacebuilding work, especially in the Great Lakes region of Africa. Panelists offered insights about how a Catholic perspective can contribute to the wider discussion of religion and peacebuilding at the UN.

Participants included:

Archbishop Celestino Migliore
Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations

Gerard Powers
Coordinator, Catholic Peacebuilding Network
Director of Policy Studies, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
University of Notre Dame

John Katunga
Regional Technical Advisor for Peacebuilding
East Africa Region, Catholic Relief Services

Maryann Cusimano Love
Associate Professor of International Politics
The Catholic University of America

Papers presented at this event are available on the right.

Sponsored by:
Holy See’s Permanent Observer Mission to the UN
Catholic Peacebuilding Network