Resources on Faith, Ethics and Public Life

Pacem in Terris Lecture Series

In 1963 while the world was locked in a Cold War nuclear arms race, Pope John XXIII, a peacemaker of extraordinary influence, issued a Papal Encyclical entitled Pacem in Terris (Peace on Earth). In this powerful document, Pope John XXIII called on all peoples to begin an authentic dialogue in the quest for peace and human fulfillment. Inspired by the vision of Pope John XXIII, the Georgetown University community examined issues and prospects in the global imperative for peace with a series of presentations by distinguished scholars, religious leaders, and human rights activists from around the world.

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