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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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Teaching Peace, Social Innovation & Business Ethics in Post-Accord Colombia

June 18-22, 2018, Bogotá, Colombia


Co-sponsored by the Colleges of Higher Studies in Administration in Colombia, Notre Dame's Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies, and the U.S. Embassy in Colombia, this summer workshop is an adaptation of the annual Summer Institute for Faculty in Peace Studies Development. The program will offer a unique space for Colombia where different actors of different disciplines can converge to cooperate on crucial issues for the construction of peace in Colombia. Applications close June 6. See the program homepage for more information.



IFCU Peace Studies Network

Author: Caesar Montevecchio

Ifcu Network

International Federation of Catholic Universities launches new international research group on international relations, conflicts, and strategies for conflict prevention and sustainable peacebuilding.

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Statement from Caritas South Sudan

Author: Caesar Montevecchio

Caritas South Sudan held a partner meeting April 30-May 1 and issued a new statement on the crisis in South Sudan.

South Sudan is becoming a forgotten crisis and the international community has turned its attention away from the serious situation in which our nation is finding itself. 

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