Conflict and Peace in Central Africa
Ferdinand Muhigirwa, S.J. examined the underlying sources of conflict—actual and potential—in Central Africa's Great Lakes Region (which generally includes Rwanda, Burundi, and Uganda). Those sources include social and ecological conditions, HIV/AIDS, and patterns of economic exploitation. Securing a sustainable peace in the region, Muhigirwa argued, requires a shared commitment to basic human dignity, the promotion of moral and religious values, democratization, and economic justice.
This was co-sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown Jesuit Community, and the Woodstock Theological Center.