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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.


August 6-8, 2018, Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines
Theology and Practice of Just Peace and Pluralism

"Theology and Practice of Just Peace and Pluralism: Dialogue Among Religious Leaders, Youth and Women Peacebuilders" was the title of the most recent in a series of Interreligious Dialogue Learning Conferences led by Catholic Relief Services in the Philippines. This year's conference was co-sponsored by Catholic Peacebuilding Network, the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding. It was attended by around 80 religious and spiritual leaders, dialogue practitioners, youth and women peacebuilders from different regions in Mindanao. The conference aimed to help galvanize faith-based approaches in peacebuilding and nonviolence. It also sought to affirm the shared values and commitment of religious peacebuilders to demand justice, foster solidarity and sustain peace amidst the continuing challenges of conflicts and violence in the region.


The Learning Document produced by the event is now available:
Learning Document-Theology and Practice of Just Peace and Pluralism



Statement from Jesuits of Africa and Madagascar

Author: Caesar Montevecchio

Statement from the Jesuits of Africa and Madagascar after the murder of Fr. Victor-Luke Odhiambo, S.J., on November 15 in South Sudan.


In fidelity to our mission of reconciliation and justice, we renew our commitment to continue collaboration with the local church and all people of goodwill for the advancement of the reign of God through our ministries and works in South Sudan. 

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