Catholic Peacebuilding Network

Enhancing the study and practice of Catholic peacebuilding


Becoming a Peacebuilding Church

April 06, 2011 • Cathy Laake


A panel convened at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame on “Becoming a Peacebuilding Church.” Panelists were Scott Appleby, John M. Regan Jr. Director; Professor of History, Kroc Institute, John Katunga, Regional Technical Advisor for Peacebuilding and Justice, East Africa Region, Catholic Relief Services and Kroc Institute Visiting Scholar, John Paul Lederach, Professor of International Peacebuilding, Kroc Institute, Margaret Pfeil, Assistant Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame. Drawing on a recently completed four-year research project, the panel discussed current examples of effective Catholic peacebuilding in war-torn regions and how the practice of Catholic peacebuilding can inform and be informed by the further development of a Catholic spirituality, theology, and ethic of peacebuilding. Click for the audio recording of the panel.