Teachers of PeaceTODAY IS THE DEADLINE! All nominations must be received TODAY, April 11, 2016 to be considered. When sending in your nomination by email, please include “Teacher of Peace nomination” in the subject line.

In the tradition of Sr. Thea Bowman, Cesar Chávez, Dorothy Day, and Pope Paul VI, this award recognizes women and men whose lives and work exemplify the theme of Pope Paul VI’s World Day of Peace message, “To reach peace, teach peace.”

Eligibility criteria for nominations for the Teacher of Peace Award are:

  • A living person
  • A Catholic individual or group
  • A United States resident
  • Widely recognized for their contributions to Catholic peace with justice activities
  • A person who demonstrates an intentional and sustained effort to challenge & transform racist & sexist attitudes & actions that continue to separate & oppress God’s people
  • Officers of Pax Christi USA should be considered ineligible until at least three years have elapsed since leaving office

Past recipients of this award include: Dan Berrigan, SJ; Fr. Roy Bourgeois, MM; Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB; Msgr. Ray East; Bishop Thomas Gumbleton; Kathy Kelly; Helen Prejean, CSJ; Martin Sheen; and Ruben Garcia.

To download a PDF of the Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace Nomination Form, click here.

To download the form in Microsoft Word, click here.

2 thoughts on “TEACHER OF PEACE: Today is the deadline to nominate someone as the 2016 Teacher of Peace

  1. I’M SO SORRY – the Web Page – isn’t being displayed here – don’t know WHAT’S WRONG!! Guess I can’t vote for TEACHER OF PEACE this yr!! THANKS for ALL of Your WORK – for US! Eliz Salmon

    1. Hi, there isn’t voting for the Teacher of Peace. Only nominating. The national council of PCUSA than chooses for the award from among the people nominated. You can still nominate someone today.

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