Catholic Peacebuilding Network

Enhancing the study and practice of Catholic peacebuilding

Conference Papers & Videos

Please visit the playlist of conference videos (link) to view full length videos of each plenary panel, most concurrent sessions, and Bishops Pates’s April 10th homily.

Brian J. Grimm, Director of Cross-National Data and Senior Researcher in Religion and World Affairs at the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life in Washington, D.C., previewed his TEDx presentation on religious freedom at the conference. His complete presentation, TEDx:Religious Freedom by the Numbers (Youtube link)was presented at TEDxViaDellaConciliazione at the Vatican, April 26, 2013.


Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, on The legacy of Pacem in Terris for Catholic peacebuilding (PDF)

Bishop Richard Pates, Bishop of Des Moines, Chairman, USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace, Address of April 10, 2013 on Solidarity and U.S. Foreign Policy (Word file)

Fr. Drew Christiansen, S.J., remarks on human rights and peacebuilding, Peacemaking Today in Light of Pacem in Terris (Word file)

Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook, Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, U.S. Department of State, reflects on Pacem in terris in her prepared remarks on promoting international religious freedom as integral to U.S. foreign policy (webpage)

Frank A. Rose, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau or Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, U.S. Department of State, prepared remarks on The Future of U.S. Nuclear Policy (webpage)

Donald Steinberg, Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, prepared remarks reflecting on the call of Pacem in terris and development as peacebuilding in US policy, Remarks by Donald Steinberg, Deputy Administrator, at Peacebuilding 2013: Pacem in Terris at 50 (webpage)

Sr. Janice McLaughlin, M.M., President of the Maryknoll Sisters, remarks on the vocation of peacebuilding, “The Call of Religious Communities to Peace Building and their Role in it (Word file)

Pacem in terris full text (webpage)