Cardinal Turkson Makes Strong Plea for Nonviolence and Just Peace



The University of San Diego’s Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture hosted a conference recently. It was entitled “The Catholic Church Moves Towards Nonviolence? Just Peace/Just War in Dialogue,” and brought together peace activists, theorists and military educators for the purpose of dialogue, listening and to gain a better understanding of each other’s viewpoints.

Highlighting the weekend was the participation of Ghanaian Cardinal Peter Turkson, archbishop emeritus of the Cape Coast and current prefect of the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, and his Oct. 7 talk, “Christian Nonviolence and Just Peace.”