“Path of nonviolence towards a culture of peace” workshop papers

In April 2019, approximately 75 Catholic theologians and activists gathered at the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development for a two-day workshop on the theme “Path of nonviolence: Towards a culture of peace,” sponsored by Pax Christi International.

This statement has been affirmed by the workshop participants.

Below are some of the materials and presentations shared at the workshop. 

Opening statement from Cardinal Peter Turkson

Opening remarks from Marie Dennis, Pax Christi International

Congratulatory letter from Cardinal Blase Cupich (Chicago, IL)

Cardinal Tobin’s opening remarks for Session 1

Emmanuel Katongole’s remarks in Session 1, the challenge, complexity, and failure of violence

Cardinal Joseph Tobin’s opening remarks for Session 2

Maria Clara Bingemer remarks in Session 3, elements of a systematic theology on peace and nonviolence

Terry Rynne’s remarks in Session 3, scriptural exegesis and biblical theology

Jeanette Rodriguez’s remarks in Session 3

Marie Dennis’ opening remarks in Session 4

Eli McCarthy’s presentation in Session 4: What is a just peace ethic?

Gerald Schlabach’s notes for his remarks in Session 4

Fr. Ikenna Ikechi’s remarks in Session 5, nonviolence and migration

Françoise Keller’s presentation on nonviolent communication (PowerPoint)

Ken Butigan’s presentation in Session 7, integrating nonviolence (PowerPoint)

Loreta Castro’s remarks in Session 7, integrating nonviolence into education

Photos from the first day

Photos from the second day

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