Pacem In Terris 



The Pacem in Terris  Peace and Freedom Award was created in 1964 by the Davenport Catholic Interracial Council.  An Award is presented by the Diocese in collaboration with other organization to honor a person for their achievements in peace and justice, not only in their country but in the world.

Previous Pacem In Terris Recipients Encyclical letter Pacem in Terris  (Peace on Earth)

Kent Ferris
Director of Social Action & Catholic Charities
Phone: 563-888-4211

Esmeralda Guerrero
Administrative Assistant Social Action & Catholic Charities
Phone: 563-888-4210

2014 Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award

Sister Simone’s book, A Nun on the Bus will be available at the St. Ambrose Book Store for purchase prior to the event.


Informational Flyer


Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, a nonprofit Catholic social justice lobby based in Washington, D.C., organized the “Nuns on the Bus” campaign in 2012 that riveted the nation’s

A member of the Sisters of Social Services, an international Roman Catholic religious community rooted in the Benedictine tradition, she has devoted her ministry to advocate for social and economic justice.


She is a driving force for programs and policies that support faith, families and fairness.


Following the first “Nuns on the Bus“ tour of nine states, Sister Simone followed up a year later with a tour dedicated to bringing about
immigration reform.

She is also the author of  A Nun on the Bus: How  All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community that was published in April of 2014.

Sister Simone Campbell, SSS
Executive Director of NETWORK











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'Nun on the Bus' named peace award recipient


By Barb Arland-Fye
The Catholic Mesenger

Sister Simone Campbell, whose “Nuns on the Bus” tours for social and economic justice drew national attention, has been named recipient of the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award. The executive director of NETWORK, a nonprofit Catholic social justice lobby, Sr. Simone will receive the award Sept. 21 in Christ the King Chapel at St. Ambrose University in Davenport.  More...


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