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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.


Catholic Peacebuilding in Times of Crisis: Hope for a Wounded World

An international virtual conference, June 20-23

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Catholic Responses to the War in Ukraine

With the rest of the world, CPN is watching closely and praying as the situation unfolds in Ukraine after Russia launched its invasion of the country on February 24, 2022. 

Keep up to date with our resource page on Catholic responses to the crisis.


NOW AVAILABLE AS AN OPEN-ACCESS E-BOOK: 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.

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New book explores the role of Catholic peacebuilders in addressing global mining issues

Author: Hannah Heinzekehr

From cellphones 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 by the Catholic Peacebuilding Network (CPN) makes the case that the Catholic community can make a distinctive contribution by addressing mining issues through the lens of peacebuilding. Considerable work has been done on mining and development ethics, environmental ethics and corporate social responsibility, but little has been done to integrate this work, relate it to the practices of the Catholic community in conflict zones, and consider it from a Catholic peacebuilding perspective.

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