Catholic Relief Services Webinar on Peacebuilding Now Available

Now available: Catholic Relief Services recently partnered with Gerard Powers of the Kroc Institute at the University of Notre Dame and the Catholic Peacebuilding Network to host a webinar on peacebuilding. Kim Lamberty, Director of Mission and University Engagement at CRS, facilitated the webinar, which is now available to watch online.

Webinar Overview

The opening 20 minutes begins with an overview of Catholic peacebuilding and the role of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network, the Kroc Institute, CRS, and Caritas Internationalis.  During the remaining 20 minutes, Gerard and Kim respond to audience questions and share case studies of CRS’ approach in Sudan/South Sudan and Mindanao in the southern Philippines to highlight the following key concepts and their application to global conflicts:

  • Peace processes
  • Inter-religious dialogue
  • Reconciliation
  • How the Church works with civil society

 

Peace and Justice in ACCU’s Fall Newsletter

ACCU recently released the fall edition of Update, our quarterly newsletter. Read Update in full here. Peace and Justice highlights include:

Global Solidarity Grants Increase Awareness of Catholic Social Teaching at Benedictine University, Cabrini College, Dominican University, St. Norbert’s College, and the University of St. Thomas (TX).

Catholic Colleges Bring Higher Education to the Incarcerated: Saint Francis College, Donnelly College, Holy Cross College, University of Notre Dame, and La Salle University implement programs to bring higher education to those incarcerated.

Spring Hill Alumni Participate in Inaugural Service Trip to Belize where they worked building homes.

Loyola Chicago Students Donate Care Packages to Soldiers serving in Iraq through a partnership with Aramark by using the remaining balance on meal plan to purchase care package materials

Loras Student Wins Interfaith Leadership Award- Recent graduate Samantha Eckrich was awarded the Mike Hammer Interfaith Leadership Award, which recognized her effort in promoting interfaith cooperation on campus.

To subscribe to Update, please email Paula Moore.

University of Notre Dame to Host Summer Institute for Faculty Teaching Peace

The Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at The University of Notre Dame and the The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) will co-host the 8th Annual Summer Institute for Faculty in Peace Studies Program Development, entitled Teaching Peace in the 21st Century from June 13-17, 2016.

The Summer Institute seeks to gather academics hoping to launch peace studies programs at their colleges or universities, strengthen or develop a new dimension to a peace studies program, or take a peace studies program to the next level of design and rigor.

Directed by George A. Lopez, former Vice President of USIP and the Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, CSC, Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies at Notre Dame, the Summer Institute has hosted over 250 attendees since its inception.

The deadline to register for the Summer Institute is March 31, 2016, with early decision registrations due February 29, 2016. Register now to reserve your spot!