Our sincere appreciation to all of you for your ongoing support to Shalom Center for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation here in Africa.  A big thank you to the St. John Vianney Parish for facilitating the event.

The entire Shalom Team here in Africa are enthused by your vision and magnanimous  solidarity towards the noble cause of ending the violence and alleviating poverty in the tribal lands of Eastern Africa.  Your peacebuilding and development efforts are particularly evident in conflict transformation and the establishment of interethnic and interreligious schools. We also thank the board and management of the Shalom Center of Africa (USA) for their cooperation and liaison in facilitating this partnership.

Shalom-SCCRR, Fundraising Dinner in USA




Fr. Patrick Devine Ph.D (Chairman, Shalom-SCCRR) to deliver lecture in Chicago

‘On the Ground in Eastern Africa: Creating Peace Amid Conflict & Religious Extremism’ 

Forgiving Offenses Willingly (1st Nov, 2018)

Fr. Patrick Devine Ph.D, a missionary and social entrepreneur, gives this second talk in CWCIT’s new Spiritual Works of Mercy Series on peace and reconciliation in Eastern Africa. This region of the world is increasingly plagued by religious ideological extremism, which generates a hostile cultural environment that suffocates tolerance, freedom, mercy, and reconciliation. To create and implement conflict management and peacemaking policies, it’s critical to have a comprehensive knowledge of the continuum of conflict/peace, tolerance/intolerance, and more. Fr. Devine explores these topics, drawing on the work of the Shalom Centre for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation, which he founded in Eastern Africa.

About the Speaker
Fr. Patrick Devine, SMA, Ph.D, is the founder and international chair of the Shalom Center for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation (SCCRR), an interreligious organization pioneering conflict resolution and development work in strife-ridden areas of Eastern Africa. For his work, he has received the 2013 International Caring Award, succeeding the Dalai Lama, and was also recently nominated for the Tipperary International Peace Award. He holds a Ph.D, in Political Science and Public Administration and M.A. in Peace Studies and International Relations.

About the Photo
Women in Eastern Africa who participated in an SCCRR peacebuilding workshop. Courtesy of SCCRR.

Street parking (both free & metered) is sometimes available on campus, but there are also 2 parking garages available for visitors**:

~ Sheffield Parking Garage (2331 N. Sheffield Ave.)
~ Clifton Parking Deck (2330 N. Clifton Ave.)

**For a discounted rate, please ask for validation at the event’s information table. Discounted rates are as follows:

Entrance before 4:00pm = $9.25
Entrance after 4:00pm = $7.25

 Thursday, November 1 at 6:30pm to 8:30pm

 Student Center (Lincoln Park), 314A
2250 N Sheffield Ave

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Award Winning Roscommon Solstice Choir are holding a Christmas Concert in Roscommon Parish, 3rd December, 2017 at 7pm along with the renowned St.Brigid’s Choir in aid of Shalom Center for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation (SCCRR), founded by Rev. Dr. Patrick Devine.




Are You in the Donegal Area? We welcome you all to come and show your support for Shalom on the 24th and 25th of June, 2017 Click Here for More Information!









Irish Cyclists Raise Funds for Peace

The annual Shalom Cycle event – the Northwest Cycle Challenge – is taking shape in Ireland, and planning is well underway among the committee based in Derry. This year’s rally will be held April 25-26th. Click here for more information!

A Night of Peace in New York Benefits Shalom!

“A Night of Peace” at the Tiro A Segno was a wonderful evening of friendship and fundraising for Shalom and Father Patrick Devine, hosted by Nucor Construction and the Pollaci family and bringing together about 200 friends and colleagues to raise money for peace in Africa.

Screen Shot 2014-11-29 at 12.41.11 PMThe funds raised that evening will directly benefit Shalom’s efforts for conflict resolution in war-torn African nations.The gaming-themed festivities included dinner, game tables, poker tournament, target shooting competition, silent auction, live auction and raffles. The night was capped with a moving speech by Fr. Patrick, who described Shalom’s progress toward peace and reconciliation.

Enjoy the pictures below – and stay tuned for more events to benefit Shalom and its crucial mission.