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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.

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER: Catholic Peacebuilding and Mining: Integral Peace, Development, and Ecology

This new book, edited by CPN Assistant Director Caesar A. Montevecchio and CPN Coordinator Gerard F. Powers, explores the role of Catholic peacebuilding in addressing the global mining industry.


Upcoming Events

Book Launch: Catholic Peacebuilding and Mining


Location: Zoom Webinar

From cell phones to computers to life-saving medical technologies, the day-to-day lives of people across the globe are intertwined with materials produced by the global mining industry. A new book growing out of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network (CPN) makes the case that building an “ecological just peace” is an issue all Catholics should care about, and that Catholic peacebuilders are uniquely positioned to address. …

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