Catholic Peacebuilding in Africa


After years of brutal conflict, there is new hope for peace in Northern Uganda, Burundi, and elsewhere in the region, while Nigeria and other African countries are trying to prevent internal tensions from erupting into violence. The Catholic Church plays a critical role in peacebuilding in Africa, helping to cement a peace agreement in Northern Uganda, encouraging Christian-Muslim understanding in Nigeria, and promoting reconciliation in Burundi and neighboring countries. Three Church leaders who are deeply involved in this and other peacebuilding work in Africa will speak about their experiences.

Archbishop John Onaiyekan, Archdiocese of Abuja, Nigeria
Bishop Joachim Ntahondereye, Muyinga, Burundi
Msgr. Matthew Odong, Gulu Archdiocese, Uganda