Peacebuilding 2013: Pacem in Terris at 50

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


Cardinal Turkson, 2013

Over 300 attendees came to hear from leading scholars, policymakers, and practitioners and to discuss how to translate Pope St. John XXIII's Pacem in Terris for the twenty-first century. The conference included several speeches by key scholars and policymakers alternated with breakout sessions on compelling topics in peacebuilding today, such as human rights today, development, nuclear weapons, reconciliation, the environment and peace, theology of peacebuilding, and more.  Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, was a featured plenary speaker.

See The Catholic University of America's conference page for the conference program, videos, select presentation texts, and participant list.

Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
"The Legacy of Pacem in Terris for Catholic Peacebuilding"

Bishop Richard Pates, Bishop of Des Moines, Chairman, USCCB Committee on International Justice and Peace
"Solidarity and U.S. Foreign Policy"

Fr. Drew Christiansen, S.J., Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Global Development, Georgetown University
"Peacemaking Today in Light of Pacem in Terris"

Donald Steinberg, Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development
Conference Remarks

Sr. Janice McLaughlin, M.M., President of the Maryknoll Sisters
"The Call of Religious Communities to Peace Building and their Role in It"


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