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Catholic Peacebuilding and Mining
Peacebuilding, Development, and Ecology

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ISBN 9780367545086
November 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
296 Pages

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Book Description

This book explores the role of Catholic peacebuilding in addressing the global mining industry. Mining is intimately linked to issues of conflict, human rights, sustainable development, governance, and environmental justice. As an institution of significant scope and scale with a large network of actors at all levels and substantial theoretical and ethical resources, the Catholic Church is well positioned to acknowledge the essential role of mining, while challenging unethical and harmful practices, and promoting integral peace, development, and ecology. Drawing together theology, ethics and praxis, the volume reflects the diversity of Catholic action on mining and the importance of an integrated approach. It includes contributions by an international and interdisciplinary range of scholars and practitioners. They examine Catholic action on mining in El Salvador, Peru, Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the Philippines. They also address general issues of corporate social responsibility, human rights, development, ecology, and peacebuilding. The book will be of interest to scholars of theology, social ethics, and Catholic studies as well as those specializing in development, ecology, human rights, and peace studies.

Table of Contents


Caesar A. Montevecchio And Gerard F. Powers

1 Mining And Peace: A Scriptural Reflection

Cardinal Peter K. A. Turkson

Section 1 Catholic Engagement On Mining In Conflict Zones

2 Extractive Industries: Ethics, Practice, And Religious Engagement
Katherine Marshall

3 The Catholic Approach To Extractives In Colombia: Pastoral Accompaniment Using An Eco-Theology Of Peace

Sandra Polanía-Reyes And Héctor Fabio Henao
The Mining Industry, Conflict, And The Church’s Commitment In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo
Rigobert Minani, SJ
5 Catholic Peacebuilding And Mining In The Philippines
Karl M. Gaspar, CSSR

6 Dynamics Between The State, Mining Companies, And Indigenous Peoples In Peru
José Bayardo Chata Pacoricona
7 The Prolonged Struggle Against Metallic Mining In El Salvador And The Role Of The Catholic Church
Andrés Mckinley

Section 2 Mining And Peace In Catholic Theology And Ethics

8 A Just Mining Framework For The Ethics Of Extraction Of Natural Resources And Integral Peace
Tobias Winright
9 Integral Ecology, Just Peace, And Mining
Anna Floerke Scheid And Daniel P. Scheid
10 Mining, Catholic Social Teaching, And International Human Rights
Douglass Cassel
11 Development As Depth: Towards A Theology Of Integral Human Development
Clemens Sedmak
12 Catholic Development Ethics, Mining, And Peace: Attending To The Market’s Limitations
Albino Barrera, OP

13 Good Governance For Mining And The Promotion Of Peace In Africa
Elias O. Opongo, SJ

14 Mining And The Call For Solidarity: The Networks We Have And The Synodal Network The Church Is Called To Be.
Vincent J. Miller
15 The Mining Industry: The Journey From Impunity To Consent

Raymond Offenheiser
16 Hardrock Mining, Climate Change, And Conflict: Reflections Through The Lens Of Catholic Social Thought
William N. Holden And Caesar A. Montevecchio

Concluding Reflections
Laurie Johnston

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Caesar A. Montevecchio is Assistant Director of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network based in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies of the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, USA.

Gerard F. Powers is Coordinator of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network and Director of Catholic Peacebuilding Studies in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies of the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame, USA.