Catholic Perspectives on Conflict Resolution

This two credit seminar offers an historical and contemporary account of Catholic perspectives on conflict resolution, war and peace.  It examines the evolution of the just war theory from St. Augustine until the present time with particular emphasis on papal documents.  Other topics for the course include:  the role of the Holy See in international relations and in transitional justice regimes; Catholic peacemaking and peace building traditions; U.S. Catholic approaches to war and peace; the doctrine of humanitarian intervention; Catholic international mediation efforts; and, Catholic non-violence theory.
Credits: 2

Type: SEM