Pax Christi opens nominations for Teacher of Peace

by Dennis Coday

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Just got the press release from Pax Christi:

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, 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."

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; and Martin Sheen. Last year's recipient was Colleen Kelly, a founding member of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. To see a complete list of Teacher of Peace Award recipients, click here.

All nominations must be postmarked by March 12, 2012 to be considered.

To see a list of criteria for nominations and to download the nomination form, click here.

In Christ's peace,

Johnny Zokovitch
Director of Communications, Pax Christi USA

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