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Peacebuilding 2013: Pacem in Terris at 50

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Peacebuilding 2013: Pacem in terris at 50

Tuesday, April 9th

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013


You can view our conference online through Catholic University of America’s Youtube channel here.

Peacebuilding 2013: Pacem in terris at 50 is a major conference on the continuing importance of the 1963 encyclical Pacem in terris.  Co-sponsors for this conference include:





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Two Day Conference: April 9-10, 2013

  • Tuesday, April 9: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 10: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center – Great Rooms A, B & C
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20064




To download the Peacebuilding 2013 conference program, please click here.

Plenary Welcome

The Church as Artisan of Peace: Living the Vision of Pacem in Terris

Concurrent Sessions I:

  • Vocation of Peacebuilding
  • New Challenges for Peace: Natural Resource Conflicts & Global Warming
  • Migrants, Refugees, & Trafficking

Luncheon: Human Rights

Plenary: Development as Peacebuilding

Concurrent Sessions II:

  • Taking Religion Seriously in Policymaking
  • Human Rights in U.S. Foreign Policy
  • Just War, Nonviolence and Peacebuilding

Peacebuilding Mass at Caldwell Chapel

Plenary: The New Nuclear Agenda

Plenary: The Living Legacy of Pacem in Terris

Luncheon: Solidarity and U.S. Foreign Policy

Concurrent Sessions III:

  • Peacebuilding Praxis: Lessons from Africa

Plenary: The Way Forward


Cardinal Peter Turkson
Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
John Garvey
The Catholic University of America
John Carr
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (former)

Bishop Richard E. Pates
(Des Moines), U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Fr. Bryan Hehir
Harvard University
Carolyn Woo
Catholic Relief Services
Fr. Drew Christiansen S.J. Boston College Katherine Marshall Georgetown University Marie Dennis
Pax Christi International
Scott Appleby
University of Notre Dame
Joan Rosenhauer
Catholic Relief Services
Amb. Douglas Roche (ret.)
Maryann Cusimano Love The Catholic University of America Congressman Chris Smith R- NJ (invited)

Rose Gottemoeller
U.S. Department of State (invited)

Rajiv Shah
USAID (invited)

Mark Ensalaco
University of Dayton
Laurie Johnston
Sant’Egidio USA and Emmanuel College
Tom Bamat
Catholic Relief Services
Kevin Appleby
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Joseph C. Donnelly
Caritas Internationalis
Gerald Schlabach
University of St. Thomas in Minnesota
Gerard Powers
University of Notre Dame
Virginia Farris
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Amb. Suzan Johnson Cook
U.S. Department of State (invited)
Janice McLaughlin, M.M. Maryknoll Sisters Thomas Melia
U.S. Department of State
Meghan Clark
St. John’s University
Thomas F. Farr
Georgetown University
Fr. William Headley, C.S.Sp.
University of San Diego
Hippolyt Pul
Catholic Relief Services
William Barbieri
The Catholic University of America
Kevin Dugan
Fields of Growth International
Sean Tuohey
PeacePlayers International
Fr. Aniedi Okure, OP
Africa Faith & Justice Network/CUA
Steve Colecchi
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Daniel Philpott
University of Notre Dame
Joseph Capizzi
The Catholic University of America
Amb. Luis CdeBaca
U.S. Department of State
John Steinbruner
University of Maryland
  Patricia McGuire
Trinity Washington University
Alexis Lyras
Georgetown University

Liora Danan

U.S. Department of State


On April 8, 2013, there was a Graduate Student Conference, organized by The Catholic University of America graduate students with help from Prof. Bill Barbieri (CUA) and Prof. Laurie Johnston (Emmanuel College and Sant’Egidio USA).



CPN Upcoming Events page, available here.

Pacem in Terris – Pope John XXIII

Peace and Change: Pacem in Terris by Dr. Maryann Cusimano Love, IPR Fellow

Check out photos from Peacebuilding 2013: Pacem in Terris at 50 below. The conference was held at CUA on April 9-10, 2013.






Feature photo credit: oddsock