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Catholic Peacebuilding

Department: Theology
Teachers: Thomas Cendejas
Open to: Seniors
Length: 1 Semester

The theology of peace has its roots in the earliest of Hebrew Scriptures, and continues in the teachings of Jesus and the early Church. In this course, students will have the opportunity to explore this theology in three main areas: inner peace, inter-personal peace, and peace between nations and within communities. The promise of “peace that passes all understanding” will also be examined in the writings of St. Ignatius as well as notable theologians and inspiring peacemakers. A particular focus will be on the study of Christian nonviolence.  Students with an interest in Catholic Social Teaching will be able to continue their study with “Catholic Peacebuilding” while at the same time developing an interior life that can meet the profound challenges of life with serenity and grace.

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