Nonviolence in Africa: Creating a Future of Hope, a Pax Christi International Conference of African member organisations, 5-9 December


Click here to read the final report from the African consultation.

From 5-9 December 2016, in Johannesburg, South Africa, Pax Christi International will be facilitating a conference gathering together representatives of its African member organizations to explore the theme, "Nonviolence in Africa: Creating a Future of Hope". Over 30 member organisations from nine African nations will be represented, in addition to presenters and facilitators from a number of other countries. The conference is divided into broad sections under the titles: 

  • Sharing Stories of Hope
  • A Time for Renewal
  • A Style of Politics for Peace
  • Moving Forward
  • A Lasting Commitment

Our onsite host for the conference is the Denis Hurley Peace Institute, a member organisation based in South Africa. The conference will include keynote presentations and respondents, small group discussion and activities, a visit to the Apartheid Museum, and trainings. 

As the conference continues, we will endeavour to post items gleaned from our days together on this page.

DAY ONE, Monday, 5 Dec. 2016


DAY TWO, Tuesday, 6 Dec. 2016


DAY THREE, Wednesday, 7 Dec. 2016


DAY FOUR, Thursday, 8 Dec. 2016


DAY FIVE, Friday, 9 Dec. 2016


Africa, South Africa, Pax Christi International