“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. Below are some of the materials and presentations shared at the workshop. This page will be updated.

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 — 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, Session 4: What is a just peace ethic?

Françoise Keller’s presentation on nonviolent communication (PowerPoint)

Ken Butigan’s presentation on integrating nonviolence (PowerPoint)