© Caesar Montevecchio, University of Notre Dame
The Africa Institute for Peace and Justice was held in Entebbe (Uganda) between November 7th and 9th, sponsored by 12 institutions including the International Federation of Catholic Universities, the Kroc Institute and the Catholic Peacebuilding Network (CPN).
This meeting brought together 18 institutions involved in setting up academic programs on the theme of peace and justice. These institutions came from 16 different countries, from various parts of the world (Europe, North America, Africa).
First of all, we must emphasize the richness of reflection and debates. This meeting permitted to exchange good practices between the different academic programs of the institutions present. Also, this event made possible the identification of potential areas of collaboration between universities, in order to generalize studies on the theme of peace. The Africa Institute has also allowed reflection on the link between peace studies and Catholic education.
Finally, it also showed a concrete dimension, since those present were able to reflect on how these academic programs could contribute to justice and peace, within the Catholic community on the African continent.
After this meeting, the activities will be handled by the Africa Peace Studies Working Group, whose CPN will supervise the work.
During this meeting, the International Federation of Catholic Universities was represented by the presence of Prof. Luc Pasquier (education and pedagogical innovation), and General Paul Neyral de Puybusque (prospective).
Interviews will soon be available on this website.