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Peacebuilders Initiative Launches New Webiste

March 17, 2011


Peacebuilders Initiative Launches New Website

CHICAGO, IL, March 17, 2011– Peacebuilders Initiative, a program that prepares youth for active leadership roles in peacemaking and reconciliation, is pleased to announce the launch of their brand new website, A program of the Bernardin Center at Catholic Theological Union at Chicago, Peacebuilders Initiative draws high school students from across Chicagoland for a yearlong formation program that prepares them to bring the theology and ministry they experience back to their homes, schools, neighborhoods, and parishes through student-led peace projects.

Peacebuilders Initiative’s new website is designed to provide up-to-date information and resources to all those who are involved with the program or who are interested in learning more about high school peacemakers. Additionally, the site will provide ongoing information on how to get involved with their annual fundraising event, Peace Groove, which is held each November.

Founded in 2001 with a major grant from the Lily Endowment, Peacebuilders Initiative has served over 400 high school youth, and counting, as well as 33 high schools, 24 Catholic parishes, 16 community organizations, and the countless underserved children and adults with whom the peacebuilders work.

For more information about Peacebuilders Initiative visit or contact Andy Duran, program director, at or at 773.371.5434.


Media Contact:
Elizabeth Jennings White
773.371.5415/ cell: 617.548.7794