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The Pope and the Bomb: Beyond Deterrence

January 30-31, 2020, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, Washington,D.C.

In an address at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial on November 24, 2019, His Holiness Pope Francis declared that “the use of atomic energy for purposes of war is today, more than ever, a crime not only against the dignity of human beings but against any possible future for our common home.”

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Thursday, January 30:  Lecture by Archbishop Tomasi           

Friday, January 31:  Schedule of Events


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Summer Institute 2020 - Creating a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

Monday, May 25 through Friday, May 29, 2020, Keough School of Global Affairs, Washington, D.C. 

The application is now open for the 2020 Summer Institute - Creating a World Free of Nuclear Weapons, to be held at the Keough School of Global Affairs in Washington, D.C. - May 25 to 29, 2020. Please see website for the preliminary schedule and application. Please email or for additional information.

Past Conferences

Myla Laguro Welcomed The Delegates

Theology and Practice of Just Peace and Pluralism

Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines
August 6-8, 2018

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Perspectives for a World Free from Nuclear Weapons and for Integral Disarmament

The Vatican, Italy
November 10-11, 2017

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Africa Institute on Peace and Justice Studies Program Development

Entebbe, Uganda
November 7-9, 2017

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Colloquium on US-European Approaches to Nuclear Disarmament

House of Lords and University of Notre Dame Global Gateway, London, UK
May 24-25, 2016

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Colloquium on Revitalizing Catholic Engagement on Nuclear Disarmament

Hoover Institute, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
April 24-25, 2014

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Peacebuilding 2013: Pacem in Terris at 50

The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA
April 9-10, 2013

Rome 2012

Seminar on New Challenges for Catholic Peacebuilding

The Vatican, Italy
May 29-30, 2012

Great Lakes 2010

Conference of the Catholic Episcopate of the Great Lakes Region for Peace and Reconciliation

Bujumbura, Burundi
October 19-21, 2010

Choir at Future of Catholic Peacebuilding Conference, Notre Dame 2008

Fifth Annual CPN Conference

University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, USA
April 13-15, 2008

Colombia Conference-2007

Fourth Annual CPN Conference: Creating a Climate of Reconciliation: Opening Space for Truth, Justice and Reparation

Bogotá, Colombia
June 24-29, 2007

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Third Annual CPN Conference: Archbishop Michael Aidan Courtney Memorial Conference on Catholic Peacebuilding in Africa’s Great Lakes Region

Bujumbura, Burundi
July 24-28, 2006

Philippines 2007

Second Annual CPN Conference

Davao City, Mindanao, the Philippines
July 11-15, 2005

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First Annual CPN Conference

University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, USA
May 17-19, 2004

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