Christian Peacemaking, Truth, and Reconciliation in Ukraine

April 1, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Berkley Center Third Floor Conference Room

The war in Ukraine presents a fundamental challenge to the project of European integration, aimed at making war within Europe obsolete. The conflict also threatens the Ukrainian population’s aspirations to construct a political order and a civil society in accordance with traditional European norms and values. Two expert panels discussed Ukrainian peace-making traditions, current conflict trends, and paths toward reconciliation. 

Panel 1: The Twentieth-century Tradition of Peacemaking, Non-Violent Resistance, and Truth and Reconciliation
Drew Christiansen, S.J., Georgetown University
Etienne De Jonghe, Pax Christi
David Little, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs
José Casanova, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs (moderator)

Panel 2: War, Peacemaking, and Reconciliation in Ukraine
José Casanova, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs
Volodymyr Turchynovskyy, Ukranian Catholic University, L'viv
Fr. Cyril Hovorun, Moscow Patriarchate
Melanne Verveer, Georgetown University (moderator)

The event is co-sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and the International Institute for Ethics and Contemporary Issues of the Ukrainian Catholic University in L’viv.