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Pacem in Terris Peace & Freedom Award

Pacem in Terris Peace & Freedom Award

The Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award is a Catholic peace award which has been given annually since 1964, in commemoration of the 1963 encyclical letter Pacem in terris (Peace on Earth) of Pope John XXIII. It is awarded "to honor a person for their achievements in peace and justice, not only in their country but in the world", and has been granted to people of many different creeds. The award was begun in 1963 by the Davenport Catholic Interracial Council of the Diocese of Davenport in the U.S. state of Iowa. Since 1976, the award has been presented each year by the Quad Cities (Davenport and Bettendorf in southeastern Iowa, Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline in northwestern Illinois) Pacem in Terris Coalition. In 2010, sponsors of the award were the Diocese of Davenport, St. Ambrose University, Augustana College, Churches United of the Quad-Cities, Pax Christi, The Catholic Messenger, the Congregation of the Humility of Mary, the Sisters of St. Benedict, the Muslim Community of the Quad Cities, and the Sisters of St. Francis.

SlName CountryFlagYearAwarded For
1John Howard GriffinUnited States1964for his "powerful book, Black Like Me, which has showed us how we are too often judged not by the content of our character but by the color of our skin."
2John F. KennedyUnited States1964for having "awakened in us a hope that no problem was too great to conquer — race relations, violence or poverty — when citizens work together" (posthumously awarded)
3Martin Luther King Jr.United States1965for having "challenged us to dream of a world transformed through nonviolent civil rights activism."
4Sargent ShriverUnited States1966for having "taught us that one person can indeed make a difference."
5A. Philip RandolphUnited States1967for his "efforts to organize railway employees convinced us that the dignity of work must be rewarded with a just wage."
6James GroppiUnited States1968for "waking people to the injustice of unfair housing and racial prejudice in Milwaukee."
7Saul AlinskyUnited States1969for having "taught people how to organize and to act together in promoting justice in society."
8Dorothy DayUnited States1972for having "founded the Catholic Worker Movement and reminded us to look for Christ in the faces of the poor."
9Harold HughesUnited States1974for having "brought the message of the Gospel to the cause of equal education, civil rights and opposition to capital punishment."
10Hélder CâmaraBrazil1975as "gentle shepherd of the poor of northwestern Brazil, who embraced the impoverished and gave sharp prophecy to the wealthy."
11Mother Teresa, M.C.India1976who "gave hope to the desperate and offered light to those living in abject poverty."
12Thomas GumbletonUnited States1979for having "challenged church leadership to embrace nonviolence instead of the just war theory."
13Crystal Lee SuttonUnited States1980for having "organized labor in the South and reminded us that equal work demands equal pay."
14Ernest Leo UnterkoeflerUnited States1980for having "advocated for the rights of workers and helped to buoy the labor movement among the poor in Appalachia."
15George F. KennanUnited States1982for having "realized that the only hope for solving the world's problems lies in abandoning violence."
16Helen CaldicottUnited States1983for having " spoken on behalf of the world's children in the face of possible nuclear holocaust."
17Joseph BernardinUnited States1985"through his notion of the consistent ethic of life and the seamless garment taught us that all life is God-given and therefore precious."
18Maurice John DingmanUnited States1986"through his love for the land worked for peace and justice and reminded all of us of our roots in the soil."
19Desmond TutuSouth Africa1987for having "helped free South Africa from the yoke of apartheid, teaching the entire world that racial injustice is sacrilege."
20Eileen EganUnited States1989"through her work with Pax Christi and Catholic Relief Services addressed the world's problems through missionary zeal and creative nonviolence."
21Mairead MaguireUnited States1990for having "become a global force against violence in the name of religion."
22María Julia HernándezEl Salvador1991for having "directed the Human Rights Committee and spoke for the victims of the long civil war in El Salvador."
23Cesar ChavezUnited States1992for having "become a passionate voice for workers who have long been disenfranchised."
24Daniel Berrigan, S.J.United States1993for having "offered powerful witness on behalf of peace and justice."
25Jim WallisIreland1995for having " brought people of faith to espouse radical social engagement."
26Samuel RuizMexico1996for having "lent great courage to his fight against violence and injustice inflicted against the poor and oppressed of Chiapas, Mexico."
27James W. DouglassUnited States1997for having "been steadfast in their efforts to build a world of peace based on justice."
28Shelley DouglassUnited States1997for having "been steadfast in their efforts to build a world of peace based on justice."
29Helen Prejean, C.S.J.United States1998"through her loving presence on death row has fostered reconciliation and spiritual healing."
30Adolfo Pérez EsquivelArgentina1999for having "inspired the world with his Gospel-rooted work on behalf of Argentina's 'disappeared ones.'"
31George G. HigginsUnited States2000for having "wove together communities of faith and organized labor to support economic justice."
32Lech Wa??saPoland2001for having "become a global leader for freedom and democracy."
33Gwen Hennessey, O.S.F.United States2002for having "devoted their lives and ministry to local activism on global issues of peace and justice."
34Dorothy Hennessey, O.S.F.United States2002for having "devoted their lives and ministry to local activism on global issues of peace and justice."
35Arthur SimonUnited States2004for having "shown how one person can make a difference alleviating world hunger."
36Donald MosleyUnited States2005for having "served others by offering hospitality to refugees, housing for the homeless and mediation to situations of war."
37Salim GhazalLebanon2007for having "worked with Muslims and Christians to promote reconciliation, peace and hope for young people and others displaced by Lebanon's civil war."
38Marvin MottetUnited States2008for having "devoted his life to walking the two feet of social action: direct service and social justice."
39Hildegard Goss-MayrAustria 2009"one of the world's leading experts on nonviolence, a teacher, visionary and pioneer who helped forge a new path toward peace on earth for all humanity."
40John DearUnited States2010for having "delivered the message of the nonviolent Jesus in word and deed in confronting nuclear arms manufacturing and use."
41Álvaro Leonel Ramazzini ImeriGuatemala2011"for his continuing efforts on behalf of Guatemala's most vulnerable communities, the indigenous people of Guatemala."
42Kim BoboUnited States2012for having "educated a nation about the prevalence of wage theft and injustice that disproportionately affects the poor amongst us."
43Jean VanierCanada2013for having "founded L’Arche, an international, faith-based federation of communities where people with and without intellectual disabilities share life together."
44Simone CampbellUnited States2014for having "organized the "Nuns on the Bus" Campaign in 2012 that riveted the nation's attention. She is the driving force for programs and policies that support faith, families and fairness."
45Thích Nh?t H?nhVietnam2015"honored for his lifelong commitment to peace and for his inspired, dedicated work to bridge Eastern and Western spiritual traditions."
46Gustavo Gutiérrez, O.P.Peru2016"recognized as a prominent figure in Latin American Catholicism with his book A Theology on Liberation led many to view him as the founder of liberation theology."
47Widad AkrawiIraq2017for having "cofounded the human rights organization, Defend International."
48Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai LamaTibet2019for having "worked tirelessly for peace and justice and advocates for human dignity for all in Asia."
49Munib YounanPalestine2019for having "committed to cultivating peace by building bridges among religions."
50Norma Pimentel, M.J.United States2022"for her dedication to serving asylum seekers as executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley in the Brownsville Diocese in Texas."

Pacem in Terris Peace & Freedom Award (1964 ~ 1980)

John Howard Griffin

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1964

John F. Kennedy

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1964

Martin Luther King Jr.

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1965

Sargent Shriver

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1966

A. Philip Randolph

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1967

James Groppi

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1968

Saul Alinsky

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1969

Dorothy Day

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1972

Harold Hughes

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1974

Hélder Câmara

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1975

Mother Teresa

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1976

Thomas Gumbleton

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1979

Crystal Lee Sutton

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1980

Ernest Leo Unterkoefler

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1980

Pacem in Terris Peace & Freedom Award (1981 ~ 2000)

George F. Kennan

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1982

Helen Caldicott

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1983

Joseph Bernardin

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1985

Maurice John Dingman

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1986

Desmond Tutu

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1987

Eileen Egan

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1989

Mairead Maguire

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1990

María Julia Hernández

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1991

Cesar Chavez

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1992

Daniel Berrigan

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1993

Jim Wallis

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1995

Samuel Ruiz

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1996

James W. Douglass

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1997

Shelley Douglass

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1997

Helen Prejean

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1998

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 1999

George G. Higgins

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 2000

Pacem in Terris Peace & Freedom Award (2001 ~ 2020)

Lech Wałęsa

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 2001

Gwen Hennessey

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 2002

Dorothy Hennessey

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 2002

Arthur Simon

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 2004

Donald Mosley

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 2005

Salim Ghazal

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 2007

Marvin Mottet

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 2008

Hildegard Goss-Mayr

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 2009

John Dear

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 2010

Álvaro Leonel Ramazzini Imeri

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 2011

Kim Bobo

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 2012

Jean Vanier

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 2013

Simone Campbell

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 2014

Thích Nhất Hạnh

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 2015

Gustavo Gutiérrez

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 2016

Widad Akrawi

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 2017

Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 2019

Munib Younan

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 2019

Pacem in Terris Peace & Freedom Award (2021 ~ 2030)

Norma Pimentel

Pacem in Terris Peace Award 2022