From cell phones to computers to life-saving medical technologies, the day-to-day lives of people across the globe are intertwined with materials produced by the global mining industry. A new book growing out of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network (CPN) makes the case that building an “ecological just peace” is an issue all Catholics should care about, and that Catholic peacebuilders are uniquely positioned to address.
The book, Catholic Peacebuilding and Mining: Integral Peace, Development, and Ecology (Routledge), was co-edited by Caesar Montevecchio, CPN assistant director, and Gerard Powers, director of Catholic peacebuilding studies and CPN coordinator, and grows out of a series of conversations convened by CPN in response to concerns from CPN partners around the world about the ways mining is driving conflict in their local contexts.
Join us for a book launch featuring conversations with several of the authors featured in the book.
- Caesar Montevecchio (moderator), Assistant Director, Catholic Peacebuilding Network
- Raymond Offenheiser, William J. Pulte Director, Pulte Institute for Global Development, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame (book contributor)
- Anna Floerke Scheid, Associate Professor of Theology, Duquesne University (book contributor)
- Rev. Peter-John Pearson, Director, Catholic Parliamentary Liaison Office, Southern African Bishops' Conference