News and Events

Women at the Third Annual International Catholic Peacebuilding Conference in Burundi, 2006

Along with its affiliated institutions and other partners, CPN regularly supports different kinds of convenings to advance the study of peacebuilding, to enable networking among peacemaking scholars and practitioners from around the world, and to support and accompany universities, institutions, and organizations working to foster peace in areas beset by violence and conflict. These international gatherings are a vital instrument for CPN to accomplish its aims. They allow peacebuilders to forge solidarity and share best practices, aid the building of capacity by supplying universities and other institutions with training and resources, and provide space for dialogue about the development of a theology of peacebuilding. 

See information for past events and conferences.

We were a state that was emerging from conflict. They were there to witness this moment and to be a support to us as the country emerges from war.

-Archbishop Evariste Ngoyagoye, Archbishop of Bujumbura, Burundi, speaking of the Third Annual CPN Conference in Burundi in 2006, comments from a 2008 interview with Gene Stowe of the Catholic News Service

Upcoming Events

Institute on Peace and Justice Studies Program Development for African Universities 

November 7-9, 2017, Hekima College, Nairobi Kenya


This institute, intended for leaders and faculty of Catholic universities and institutes, as well as faculty from other faith-based or state universities in Africa, aims to enhance existing peace studies programs and further the development of new ones, mainstream peace studies across university curriculum, identify possible collaborations between universities for peace studies, and explore connections to peace and justice work by the wider Catholic community in Africa.  The institute is being co-sponsored by Hekima College Institute of Peace Studies and International Relations, the Centre for Social Justice and Ethics as the Catholic University of East Africa, the Association of Catholic Universities and Higher Institutes of Africa and Madagascar, the Catholic Peacebuilding Network, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, the Berkely Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University, Catholic Relief Services, the Institut für Theologie und Frieden, MISEREOR, and the Joan B. Kroc Scool of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego.