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In 2017, on the 50th anniversary of the Vatican's first World Day of Peace message, Pope Francis issued the groundbreaking statement, "Nonviolence: A Style of Politics for Peace." It was perhaps the Vatican's first official statement on active nonviolence, and it raises a number of important questions for the world Church: Is God nonviolent, and does God want us to renounce violence as well? In a violent world, does nonviolence work?
In this conference, speakers from around the world—Kenya, India, Brazil, Italy, Croatia, the U.S., and the Philippines—will explore these questions through five different lenses, each a different roundtable discussion:
Head of International Relations Community of Sant'Egidio (Rome)
Professor of humanities, Hampshire College Author of Killing from the Inside Out: Moral Injury and Just War (Amherst, MA, U.S.A.)
Organized by DePaul University's Center for World Catholicism & Intercultural Theology (CWCIT), World Catholicism Week is now in its 11th year; an annual event, it gathers scholars from around the world to explore a single topic. CWCIT is grateful to its conference cosponsors here at DePaul: