A Student of Peace – Steve Killelea

by | May 31, 2016 | A Question of Faith, Justice Archive

Steve Killelea discusses the Global Peace Index, the cost of violence around the world and what can help create and sustain more peaceful societies.

This interview featured in Ep 34 of ‘A Question of Faith’ which was first broadcast on CatholicTV in the US on Mon 30th May 2016.

Steve Killelea


Steve Killelea is an accomplished entrepreneur in high technology business development and at the forefront of philanthropic activities focused on sustainable development and peace. After successfully building two international software companies, Steve decided to dedicate most of his time and fortune to sustainable development and peace.

In 2000 he established The Charitable Foundation (TCF), which specialises in working with the poorest communities of the world. TCF is one of the largest private overseas aid organizations in Australia. It aims to provide life-changing interventions reaching as many people as possible with special emphasis on targeting the poorest of the poor. TCF is active in East and Central Africa and parts of Asia and has substantially impacted the lives of over 2.3 million people.

In 2007 Steve founded the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), an international think tank dedicated to building a greater understanding of the interconnection between business, peace and economics with particular emphasis on the economic benefits of peace. IEP’s ground-breaking research includes the Global Peace Index, the world’s leading measure of peacefulness.