Peace Meals Lunch Discussion

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm


Peter Henriot, S.J. will speak on the peace movements in Africa. The 1972 quote of Pope Paul VI, "If you want peace, work for justice," is more true than ever as we face the task of "Living the Challenge of Peace."  This is especially relevant in speaking about Africa and the peace and justice responses necessary in the near future.”

Peter Henriot, S.J. is a Jesuit educator, speaker and writer on social justice, social teaching of the Church and Africa. He worked in Zambia and Malawi since 1989, serving as director of the Jesuit Center for Theological Reflection (JCTR) in Lusaka from 1990 to 2010. JCTR assisted the local church and other groups in matters of political, economic and social justice concerns, through research, education, advocacy and consultation. Its work focused on constitutional reform, good governance, poverty eradication, debt cancellation, education for justice, theological reflection. Since 2011, Henriot has served as Director of Development of Loyola Jesuit Secondary School, Malawi, a co-educational boarding school in a poor rural area.

Henriot was also at the Center of Concern in Washington, DC, from 1971 to 1988, serving as Director from 1978 to 1988. The Center of Concern is a project founded by the United States Catholic Conference and the Society of Jesus to promote study and advocacy on social issues. He is the author of numerous articles, scholarly and popular, on socio-economic development and on church’s social teaching. He is the co-editor of The Pastoral Circle Revisited: A Critical Quest for Truth and Transformation; co-author of  Catholic Social Teaching: Our Best Kept Secret; co-author of Social Analysis: Linking Faith and Justice, and author of Opting for the Poor: The Challenge for the Twenty-First Century.

Henriot has a Master’s degree in theology from the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, a Master’s degree in Philosophy from St. Louis University, a PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago, and a post-doctoral research year at Harvard University.  


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