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 Peace Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow



March 21–23, 2013    University of Notre Dame






The core purpose of the 50th Anniversary of Pacem in Terris conference is to explore thematic peace and justice issues that have been addressed by modern Catholic social thought, especially those within the encyclical such as human rights, political structures, ecumenism and environmentalism. One of the reasons for bringing in speakers from around the world is because of the international and interfaith approach to peacemaking and promotion of human rights that profoundly affected Catholic teaching and practice. 

The Center for Social Concerns at the University of Notre Dame requests proposals regarding the development of the Catholic Social Tradition in the following areas:

  • Historical development and critique of the document and social doctrine
  • Address present social issues in light of the teaching of the encyclical
  • How the Church can forward the promotion of peace in a pluralistic world

The deadline for submitting proposals for review is November 30, 2012.

Submissions must include an abstract limited to 500 words.

Send proposals to:

Bill Purcell (

Center for Social Concerns
228 Geddes Hall
University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN 46556

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Keynote Speakers
Rev. Kenneth R. Himes, O.F.M.

Associate Professor,Theology Department, Boston College

Rev. James Channan, O.P.

Director, Peace Center of the Dominican Order in Pakistan; Regional Coordinator, United Religions Initiative (URI)
Ms. Amina Rasul

President, Philippine Center for Islam Democracy; Managing Trustee, Magbassa Kita Foundation, Inc.

Mr. Julian Filochowski, C.M.G., O.B.E.

Former Director of CAFOD, England & Wales

Mr. Ken Butigan

Director, Pace e Bene (Education, Resources, and Action for Nonviolent Change)

Ms. Kathy Kelly

Coordinator, Voices for Creative Nonviolence (Campaign to end U.S. military and economic warfare)



Center for Social Concerns; Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities; Catholic Relief Services; Catholic Social Tradition Minor; Center for Civil and Human Rights; Center for the Study of Religion and Society; Cushwa Center for American Catholicism; Department of Political Science; Department of Theology; College of Arts & Letters, Henkels Lecture Series, Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts; Institute for Church Life; Institute for Latino Studies; Kellogg Institute for International Studies; Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies; National Center for the Laity; Office of Sustainability; Poverty Studies Interdisciplinary Minor


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