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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.


Upcoming Events

Religious Peacebuilding Amidst Political Polarization: A U.S.-Northern Ireland Dialogue


Location: Virtual Event

Religious actors in the United States and Northern Ireland each face ongoing challenges of conflict and violence tied to political polarization. While the two cases present distinct dynamics and call for distinct responses, what lessons might be learned about how religion can be a force for peace, justice and reconciliation in deeply-polarized societies? …

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Still Relevant: The Nuclear Exposure Compensation Act


Location: Virtual - Zoom

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Join us for the continuing series of monthly conversations, Creating a World without Nuclear Weapons, focused on the Catholic approach to nuclear weapons that will engage students from Catholic Universities, which include Notre Dame, Georgetown, Catholic University, Northwestern, and university partners in Japan, Africa, South America, Mexico, and more. Conversations will address the moral implications of using the bomb, current and critical nuclear issues, and what can be done to move forward toward the Papal vision of  “nuclear zero.…

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