Teachers of Peace

Teachers of PeaceBelow is a list of recipients of the Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace Award. The Teacher of Peace Award is given annually to the person who, in our opinion, gives outstanding witness to the theme of Pope Paul VI’s World Day of Peace message, “To reach peace, teach peace.” Pax Christi began giving this award in 1978.

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1978 – Dorothy Day

1980 – Msgr. Paul Hanly Furfey

1982 – Mary Evelyn Jegen, S.N.D.

1983 – Eileen Egan and Gordon Zahn

1984 – Maura Clarke, Ita Ford, Dorothy Kazel and Jean Donovan

1986 – Hildegard and Jean Goss-Mayr

1987 – Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen

1988 – Lawrence Martin Jenco

1989 – Daniel Berrigan, S.J.

1990 – Joan Chittister, O.S.B.

1991 – Bishop Thomas Gumbleton

1992 – Dom Helder Camara

1993 – Colman McCarthy

1994 – Jim and Shelley Douglass

1995 – Jim and Kathy McGinnis

1996 – Helen Prejean, C.S.J.

1997 – Roy Bourgeois, M.M.

1998 – Kathy Kelly

1999 – Martin Sheen

2000 – Dianna Ortiz, O.S.U.

2001 – Fr. Louis Vitale, Liz McAlister and Phil Berrigan

2002 – Fr. Peter Dougherty

2003 – William Quigley

2005 – Msgr. Ray East

2006 – Sr. Mary Lou Kownacki, OSB

2007 – Fr. John Rausch, Glmy

2008 – MJ and Jerry Park

2009 – Bishop Leroy Matthiesen

2010 – Jim Albertini

2011 – Colleen Kelly

2012 – Ruben Garcia

2013 – Mary Meg McCarthy