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Peacebuilding 2013: Pacem in Terris at 50 Conference


April 9-10, with affiliated graduate student conference on April 8

WHERE: The Catholic University of America
Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center
620 Michigan Ave. N.E.
Washington, D.C.

This conference is one of the principal commemorations of the 50th anniversary of Pacem in Terris in the United States. The conference will examine the ways in which Pacem in Terris
(Peace on Earth) is a living document that remains fresh today.

Leading scholars, policymakers, and practitioners will discuss topics such as human rights and development, nuclear agenda, reconciliation, the environment and peace, theology of peacebuilding, and more.

The conference begins April 9 with Mass and will include several speeches by key scholars and policymakers, alternated with 12 break-out sessions on conference topics, before concluding in the late afternoon on April 10.

For more information, click here. For a more detailed description of the conference, click here.

Confirmed plenary speakers include

• Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
• Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook, U.S. Ambassador for International Religious Freedom
• Bishop Richard Pates, chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on International Justice and Peace
• Carolyn Woo, president of Catholic Relief Services
• Rev. Bryan Hehir, professor, Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government
• Maryann Cusimano Love, associate professor of politics and fellow, Catholic University’s Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies
• Scott Appleby, director, University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
• Frank Rose, United States State Department’s Arms Control Bureau.

SPONSOR: Catholic Peacebuilding Network, and co-sponsors Catholic University’s Institute for Policy Research & Catholic Studies, Caritas Internationalis, Catholic Relief Services, Pax Christi International, Sant’Egidio Community in the United States, Trinity Washington University, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Office of International Justice and Peace, University of Dayton Gudorf Chair in Catholic Theology and Culture, University of Notre Dame Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of St. Thomas Department of Justice and Peace Studies, University of San Diego Joan B. Kroc School


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