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Teachers of Peace Award

Teachers of Peace Award

Each year, Pax Christi USA honors an outstanding peacemaker with the Teacher of Peace Award, in the tradition of Sr. Thea Bowman, Cesar Chávez, Dorothy Day, Pope Paul VI, and other contemporary Catholic figures who have shone a light for us on our journey toward solidarity and justice, to be each other’s keepers and stewards of creation. This award began in 1978 as a recognition of 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.” Today we continue to honor those people who, as Pope Francis stated in his 2021 World Day of Peace message, “educate for a culture of care,” providing the compass which points the way on the path of peace to renewed encounter and healing.

SlName CountryFlagYearAwarded For
1Dorothy DayUSA1978Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
2Paul Hanly FurfeyUSA1980Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
3Mary Evelyn JegenUSA1982Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
4Eileen EganRomania1983Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
5Gordon ZahnUSA1983Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
6Sr. Maura ClarkeUSA1984Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
7 Sr. Ita FordUSA1984Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
8 Sr. Dorothy KazelUSA1984Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
9Sr. Jean DonovanUSA1984Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
10Jean Goss and Hildegard Goss-MayrFrance1986Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
11Archbishop Raymond HunthausenAustralia1987Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
12Fr. Lawrence JencoUSA1988Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
13Fr. Daniel BerriganUSA1989Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
14Sr. Joan ChittisterUSA1990Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
15Bishop Thomas GumbletonUSA1991Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
16Dom Hélder CâmaraBrazil1992Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
17Colman McCarthyUSA1993Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
18James and Shelley DouglassUSA1994Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
19Jim and Kathy McGinnisUSA1995Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
20Sr. Helen PrejeanUSA1996Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
21Fr. Roy BourgeoisUSA1997Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
22Kathy KellyUSA1998Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
23Martin SheenUSA1999Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
24Sr. Dianna OrtizUSA2000Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
25Fr. Louis VitaleUSA2001Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
26Elizabeth McAlisterUSA2001Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
27Philip BerriganUSA2001Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
28Fr. Peter DoughertyUSA2002Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
29William P. QuigleyUSA2003Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
30Msgr. Ray EastUSA2005Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
31Sr. Mary Lou KownackiRomania2006Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
32Fr. John S. Rausch, GLMYUSA2007Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
33MJ Park and Jerry ParkUSA2008Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
34Bishop Leroy MatthiesenUSA2009Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
35Jim AlbertiniIsreal2010Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
36Colleen KellyUSA2011Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
37Ruben GarciaUSA2012Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
38Mary Meg McCarthyUSA2013Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
39Art LaffinUSA2016Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
40Fr Bryan MassingaleUSA2021Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
41Marie DennisBelgium2022Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."
42Fr Joe NangleUSA2023Exemplified Pope Paul VI's World Day of Peace message: "To reach peace, teach peace."

Teachers of Peace Award Laureates (1978 ~ 1990)

Dorothy Day

Teachers of Peace Award 1978

Paul Hanly Furfey

Teachers of Peace Award 1980

Mary Evelyn Jegen

Teachers of Peace Award 1982

Eileen Egan

Teachers of Peace Award 1983

Gordon Zahn

Teachers of Peace Award 1983

Maura Clarke

Teachers of Peace Award 1984

Ita Ford

Teachers of Peace Award 1984

Dorothy Kazel

Teachers of Peace Award 1984

Jean Donovan

Teachers of Peace Award 1984

Jean Goss & Hildegard Goss-Mayr

Teachers of Peace Award 1986

Raymond Hunthausen

Teachers of Peace Award 1987

Lawrence Jenco

Teachers of Peace Award 1988

Daniel Berrigan

Teachers of Peace Award 1989

Joan Chittister

Teachers of Peace Award 1990

Teachers of Peace Award Laureates (1991 ~ 2000)

Thomas Gumbleton

Teachers of Peace Award 1991

Dom Hélder Câmara

Teachers of Peace Award 1992

Colman McCarthy

Teachers of Peace Award 1993

James & Shelley Douglass

Teachers of Peace Award 1994

Jim & Kathy McGinnis

Teachers of Peace Award 1995

Helen Prejean

Teachers of Peace Award 1996

Fr. Roy Bourgeois

Teachers of Peace Award 1997

Kathy Kelly

Teachers of Peace Award 1998

Martin Sheen

Teachers of Peace Award 1999

Dianna Ortiz

Teachers of Peace Award 2000

Teachers of Peace Award Laureates (2001 ~ 2015)

Louis Vitale

Teachers of Peace Award 2001

Elizabeth McAlister

Teachers of Peace Award 2001

Philip Berrigan

Teachers of Peace Award 2001

Fr. Peter Dougherty

Teachers of Peace Award 2002

William P. Quigley

Teachers of Peace Award 2003

Raymond G. East

Teachers of Peace Award 2005

Mary Lou Kownacki

Teachers of Peace Award 2006

John S. Rausch, GLMY

Teachers of Peace Award 2007

Mary Joan & Jerry Park

Teachers of Peace Award 2008

Leroy Matthiesen

Teachers of Peace Award 2009

Jim Albertini

Teachers of Peace Award 2010

Colleen Kelly

Teachers of Peace Award 2011

Ruben Garcia

Teachers of Peace Award 2012

Mary Meg McCarthy

Teachers of Peace Award 2013

Teachers of Peace Award Laureates (2016 ~ 2025)

Art Laffin

Teachers of Peace Award 2016

Bryan Massingale

Teachers of Peace Award 2021

Marie Dennis

Teachers of Peace Award 2022

Fr. Joe Nangle

Teachers of Peace Award 2023