Catholic Peacebuilding Network

Enhancing the study and practice of Catholic peacebuilding

Graduate Student Conference

ON ESTABLISHING UNIVERSAL PEACE IN TRUTH, JUSTICE, CHARITY, AND LIBERTY: PEACEBUILDING 2013

Date
April 8, 2013

Location
The Catholic University of America
Washington, D.C.

The Graduate Student Pre-Conference on April 8, co-sponsored by the School of Theology and Religious Studies Student Association at CUA, included papers on the legacy of Pacem in Terris especially in regard to its central themes of peace, human rights, and development.

What is the place of peacebuilding in the Catholic Church in the United States and beyond? How can Catholic perspectives on peacebuilding contribute to the wider debate on the responsibilities and opportunities for peacebuilding in U.S. foreign policy? Paper proposals dealing with Pacem in Terris directly, the ethics and practice of peacebuilding, or related topics in the areas of theology, ethics, and political science are welcomed.

For more information, please contact Dr. Laurie Johnston at johnsla@emmanuel.edu or Dr. William Barbieri at barbieri@cua.edu.

Download the Call for Papers (188kb PDF).

Preliminary Program

PEACEBUILDING 2013
PACEM IN TERRIS AT 50: GRADUATE STUDENT PRE-CONFERENCE
April 8, 2013
The Pryzbyla Center
The Catholic University of America
Washington, D.C.
PRELIMINARY PROGRAM (as of 3/17/2013)

Monday April 8, 2013

2:00pm Opening and welcome

Joel Gallagher, School of Theology and Religious Studies Student Association, Catholic University
Laurie Johnston, CPN Steering Committee, Community of SantEgidio and Emmanuel College

2:15-3:45pm Panel 1: Pacem in Terris and the Limits of Discipleship

“‘Never Again War’: Recent Shifts in the Roman Catholic Just War Tradition and the Question of ‘Functional Pacifism’”
Kristopher Norris, University of Virginia

“Christian Discipleship: Just War Theory and Pacem in Terris”
Jennifer Adkins, St. Louis University

“Vatican II and the Dignity of the Human Person: Pacem in Terris, Gaudium et Spes, and Nostra Aetate in Dialogue.”
Elizabeth Smith, Catholic University of America

Moderator: Heather Dubois, Notre Dame

3:45-4:15pm Break

4:15-5:45pm Panel 2: Emerging issues in peacebuilding

“Peace on Earth: Pacem in Terris and the Practices of Just Peacemaking on a Changing Planet.”
Peter Sensenig, Fuller Theological Seminary

“’We Are God’s Co-workers’: On the Right and Duty to Work in Pacem in Terris and the Thought of St. Thomas Aquinas”
Marc Rugani, Catholic University of America

“Reconciliation: A Missionary Mandate of the Catholic Church in the United States”
Desmond Drummer, Mundelein Seminary

Moderator: William Kiptoo, Notre Dame

5:45-7:00pm Buffet Dinner

7:00-8:30pm Panel 3: Strategies of Resistance

Moderator: Carlota Ocampo (invited)

“Fighting For a Piece of Earth: The War over Natural Resources and the Church’s Response”
David O’Brien, University of Notre Dame

“‘Mujeres de La Guerra’: Illuminating the Struggles and Peacebuilding Experiences of Salvadoran Women of War in Light of Pacem in Terris”
Karen Ross, Loyola University Chicago

“Conscience and Peacebuilding: the Contribution of Pacem in terris.”
Christopher Spicer, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry