Aid workers visit campus for Summer Institute on Peacebuilding

by Julie Hail Flory

Some 40 international aid workers for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) are visiting the University of Notre Dame for the third annual Summer Institute on Peacebuilding, a program of the University’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.p. The intensive 10-day program, which began June 22 and continues through July 1, is designed to strengthen the peacebuilding skills of the CRS workers, who are involved in humanitarian projects in various war-torn regions of the world. The institute is designed to train participants in conflict analysis and resolution, to deepen their understanding of Catholic social thinking, and to establish a long-term network and build relationships between U.S.-based Catholic peacebuilders and their counterparts overseas.p.

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