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The Catholic Peacebuilding Network (CPN) is a voluntary network of practitioners and academics, clergy and laity, which seeks to enhance the study and practice of Catholic peacebuilding in areas torn by conflict. It is comprised of 23 affiliated organizations, but also works with many other individual and institutional partners worldwide. As a Catholic network, CPN believes that authentic and effective peacebuilding involves dialogue and collaboration with those of other religious traditions and all those committed to building a more just and peaceful world.

This site is hosted by the Secretariat of CPN, which is housed at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies in the Keough School of Global Affairs.

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Upcoming Events

The Peace Dimensions of Fratelli Tutti

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Location: Virtual Event

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Pope Francis’ new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, has much to contribute to the theory and praxis of peace, but this is a theme that has received relatively little attention since its release in October 2020.

How can it be a resource for peacebuilding and impact the practice of peacebuilding? Does it change teaching on just war? How does it open dialogue on peace with Muslims? How does its Franciscan influence deepen the understanding of peacebuilding? …

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March Student Conversation - Creating a World without Nuclear Weapons

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Location: Virtual

Join us for a series of monthly conversations beginning at 7:30  - 8:30 p.m. EST (US), that will engage students from Catholic Universities around the world in a series of monthly discussions focused on topics related to the Catholic approach to nuclear weapons. Current and critical nuclear issues will be discussed at each session as well as what can be done to move forward toward the Papal vision of  “nuclear zero.” …

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