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2019 Schedule

All conference sessions will be held at the following location on DePaul University's Lincoln Park Campus:

DePaul Student Center, Room 314B (map)
2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614


​3:30-5:00pm Pre-Conference Session: Undergraduate Research Poster Presentation
​As a prelude to the conference, this interactive session features undergraduates from DePaul's Catholic Studies courses who are presenting their own research on Gospel nonviolence in the global Church; their research was evaluated by their professors as among the top in their courses. In addition, three of our conference speakers will be on hand to offer their feedback and comments following the poster session:

  • Teresia Wamuyu Wachira (Pax Christi International—Nairobi)
  • Daniel F. Pilario, CM (St. Vincent School of Theology—Quezon City, Philippines)​
  • Maria Clara Bingemer (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro—Rio de Janeiro)
  • ​6:00-7:00pm Registration/Check-In*
    ​7:00-8:30pm Words of Welcome: William T. Cavanaugh, CWCIT director
    KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Peace is an Open Workshop

    Mauro Garofalo
    Head of International Relations
    Community of Sant'Egidio

    Moderator: Ken Butigan​ (Senior Professional Lecturer in Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies Program—DePaul University)

    ​8:30-9:00pm ​Reception*
      *We are working with the DePaul University Bookstore to have select titles of our speakers' books available for purchase during this time.

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    SATURDAY, May 4

    8:00-9:00am ​Continental Breakfast + Registration/Check-In*
    9:00-11:00am ROUNDTABLE: Gender and Nonviolence

  • Jasmin Nario-Galace—Mainstreaming Gender in Peace & Disarmament Policies: The Role of Nonviolent Persuasion
  • Teresia Wamuyu Wachira—Exploring Nonviolent Indigenous Approaches to Building Peace: The Case of Women in the North Rift & Coast Regions of Kenya
  • Martha Inés Romero—In Defense of Mother Earth: The Contribution of Latin American Women in Nonviolent Civil Resistance

  • Moderator: Kathy Kelly ​(Co-c​oordinator, Voices for Creative Nonviolence—Chicago)
    11:00am-12:30pm ​Break for Lunch (on your own)*
    12:30-2:30pm ROUNDTABLE: Theology of Nonviolence

  • Erico Hammes—The Spirit Christology of Nonviolence
  • M. T. Dávila—Confessions of a Just Warrior: My Challenges Embracing a God of Absolute Nonviolence
  • Fadi Daou—The Theology of Violent & Nonviolent Politics

  • Moderator: TBA
    2:30-3:00pm​ ​Coffee Break*
    3:00-5:00pm ​ROUNDTABLE: Peacebuilding and the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)

  • Eliseo Mercado, OMI—The Peace Process and Active Nonviolence:​ The Southern Philippines' Experience
  • Michael L. Budde—TBA
  • Elias Omondi Opongo, SJ—Humanitarian Military Intervention, Responsibility to Protect, and Nonviolence Discourse: Implications for State Fragility in South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Moderator: Slavica Jakelić (Assistant Professor of Humanities and Social Thought, Christ College at Valparaiso University—Valparaiso, IN)
    ​5:00-6:00pm ​Reception*
    6:00-7:3​0pm KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Just War—A Convenient Untruth

    Robert Emmet Meagher
    Professor of humanities, Hampshire College
    Author, Killing from the Inside Out: Moral Injury & Just War
    (Amherst, MA, USA)

    Moderator: TBA
      *We are working with the DePaul University Bookstore to have select titles of our speakers' books available for purchase during this time.


    SUNDAY, May 5

    12:00-1:00pm ​Registration/Check-In*
    1:00-3:00pam ROUNDTABLE: Martyrdom and the Cross

  • Daniel F. Pilario, CM—Rethinking Martyrdom in the Age of Violent Populist Regimes: A Report from the Philippines
  • Maria Clara Bingemer—Christian Nonviolence for Secular Causes: The "Case" of Two 20th-Century Religious Communities ​
  • Ernesto Valiente—Christian Martyrdom: Jesus’ Self-Giving, Nonviolent Response to a Violent World

  • Moderator: Joel Hodge​ (Senior Lecturer of Theology, Australian Catholic University—Melbourne)
    3:00-3:30pm Coffee Break*
    3:30-5:30pm ROUNDTABLE: Grassroots Church Formation in Nonviolence

  • Ana Raffai—Believers for Peace: Christians, Muslims, and Nonviolent Peacebuilding in Europe
  • Francis Gonsalves, SJ—Toward an Interfaith Theology of Peace
  • Elizabeth Kanini Kimau—The Catholic Church's Unexploited Power in Connecting People at the Grassroots

  • Moderator: TBA

    5:30-6:00pm​ ​Closing Reception*
      *We are working with the DePaul University Bookstore to have select titles of our speakers' books available for purchase during this time.