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 Stephan’s presentation in Session 2, the experience and power of nonviolence (PowerPoint)
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