Pacem In Terris Past Recipients 

 

 

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.

 

L'Arche Communities receive Pacem in Terris Award -By Quad City Times.  

A community brought together by love and faith sailed forth in song Sunday during the annual Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom award ceremony at St. Ambrose University, Davenport.

Members of the communities known as “L’Arche,” which is French for “the ark,” gathered as part of the audience at the university's Rogalski Center, when Joan Mahler, national director of L’Arche USA, received an award from Bishop Martin Amos of the Diocese of Davenport. Earlier this summer, Amos, along with Barb Arland-Fye, editor of The Catholic Messenger, awarded the Pacem in Terris to Jean Vanier in the village of Rosly-Breuil, France, where Vanier began L’Arche 50 years ago. More....

 

Bishop Amos delivers award to Jean Vanier in France

By Barb Arland-Fye

TROSLY-BREUIL, France — Inside a rustic chapel 4,000 miles away from his Diocese of Davenport, Iowa, Bishop Martin Amos presented a peace award to Jean Vanier for fostering total acceptance of people as they are — with and without disabilities.


The 84-year-old philosopher, writer and man of prayer accepted the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award in the French village where he began L’Arche a half-century ago. Inspired by the Gospels and social justice activists such as Dorothy Day, he has made it his mission to create a sense of home, of belonging, of family, for adults with intellectual disabilities More...

 

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Pacem In Terris (Peace On Earth) Award Recipients


 

1.  John F. Kennedy 1964 21. Mairead Corrigan Maguire 1990
2. John Howard Griffin's 1964 22. Maria Julia Hernandez 1991
3. Dr. Martin Luther King, JR. 1965 23. Cesar Chavez 1992
4. R.Sargent Shriver 1966 24. Father Daniel Berrigan 1993
5. A. Philip Rondolph 1967 25. Jim Wallis 1995
6. Father James Groppi 1968 26. Bishop Samuel Ruiz 1996
7. Saul David Alinsky 1969 27 & 28. Jim & Shelley Douglass 1997
8. Dorothy Day 1972 29. Sister Helen Prejeans 1998
9. Senator. Harold Hughes 1974 30. Adolfo Perez Esquivel 1999
10. Dom Helder Camara  1975 31. Msgr George G. Higgins 2000
11. Blessed Mother Teresa 1976 32. Lech Walesa 2001
12. Bishop Thomas Gumbleton 1979 33 & 34. Gwen & Dorothy Marie Hennessy, OSF 2002
13. Cristal Lee Sutton 1980 35. Arthur Simon 2004
14. Bishop Ernest Unterkoefler 1980 36. Don Mosley 2005
15. George F. Kennan 1982 37. Bishop Salim GhazaL 2007
16. Helen M. Caldicott 1983 38. Msgr. Marvin Mottet 2008
17. Cardinal Joseph Bernardin 1985 39. Hildegard Goss-Mayr 2009
18. Bishop Maurice Dingman 1986 40. Rev. John Dear, SJ 2010
19. Archbishop Desmond Tutu 1987 41. Bishop Alvaro Ramazzini  2011
20. Eileen Egan 1989 42. Kim Bobo 2012
  43. Jean Vanier 2013

 

JOHN F. KENNEDY awakened in us a hope that no problem was too great to conquer -race relations, violence or poverty - when citizens work together. (1964, posthumous presentation)

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JOHN HOWARD GRIFFIN'S (1964) Powerful book, "Black Like Me," showed us how we are too often judged not by the content of our character but by the color of our skin. (1964)

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DR MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.  challenged us to dream of a world transformed through nonviolent civil rights activism. (1965)

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R.SARGENT SHRIVER, first director of the Peace Corps, taught us that one person can indeed make a difference. (1966)

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A.PHILIP RANDOLPH'S efforts to organize railway employees convinced us that the dignity of work must be rewarded with a just wage. (1967)

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REVEREND JAMES GROPPI awoke people to the injustice of unfair housing and racial prejudice in Milwaukee. (1968)
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SAUL DAVID ALINSKY taught people how to organize and to act together in promoting justice in society. (1969)

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DOROTHY DAY founded the Catholic Worker Movement and reminded us to look for Christ in the faces of the poor. (1972)

 

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HAROLD HUGHES brought the message of the Gospel to the cause of equal education, civil rights and opposition to capital punishment. (1974)

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DOM HELDER CAMARA, gentle shepherd of the poor of northwestern Brazil, embraced the impoverished and gave sharp prophecy to the wealthy. (1975)

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MOTHER TERESA OF CALCUTA gave hope to the desperate and offered light to those living in abject poverty. (1976)

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BISHOP THOMAS GUMBLETON challenged church leadership to embrace nonviolence instead of the just war theory. (1979)

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CRISTAL LEE SUTTON organized labor in the South and reminded us that equal work demands equal pay. (1980)

 

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BISHOP ERNEST L. UNTERKOEFLER advocated for the rights of workers and helped to buoy the labor movement among the poor in Appalachia. (1980)

 

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GEORGE F. KENNAN ,statesman and diplomat, realized that the only hope for solving the world's problems lies in abandoning violence. (1982)

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HELEN M.CALDICOTT ,Australian physician and peace advocate, spoke on behalf of the world's children in the face of possible nuclear holocaust. (1983)

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CARDINAL JOSEPH. BERNARDIN through his notion of the  "consistent ethic of life" and the "seamless garment" taught us that all life is God-given and therefore precious. (1985)

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BISHOP MAURICE DINGMAN through his love for the land worked for peace and justice and reminded all of us of our roots in the soil. (1986)

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ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU has helped free South Africa from the yoke of apartheid, teaching the entire world that racial injustice is sacrilege. (1987)

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EILEEN EGAN through her work with Pax Christi and Catholic Relief Services addressed the world's problems through missionary zeal and creative nonviolence. (1989)

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MAIREAD CORRIGAN MAGUIRE, peace advocate in Ireland, has become a global force against violence in the name of religion. (1990)

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MARIA JULIA HERNANDEZ directed the Human Rights Committee and spoke for the victims of the long civil war in El Salvador. (1991)

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CESAR CHAVEZ led the United Farm Workers to become a passionate voice for workers who have long been disenfranchised. (1992)
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DANIEL BERRIGAN, SJ, American poet, peace activist and Catholic priest, has offered powerful witness on behalf of peace and justice. (1993)
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JIM WALLIS ,founder of the Sojourners Christian Community, has brought people of faith to espouse radical social engagement. (1995)
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BISHOP SAMUEL RUIZ has lent great courage to his fight against violence and injustice inflicted against the poor and oppressed of Chiapas, Mexico. (1996)
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JIM & SHELLEY DOUGLASS - the only married couple to receive the award - have been steadfast in their efforts to build a world of peace based on justice. (1997)

 

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HELEN PREJEAN, CSJ, through her loving presence on death row has fostered reconciliation and spiritual healing. (1998)

 

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ADOLFO PEREZ ESQUIVEL has inspired the world with his Gospel-rooted work on behalf of Argentina's "disappeared ones." (1999)
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MONSIGMOR GEORGE G. HIGGINS wove together communities of faith and organized labor to support economic justice. (2000)
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LECH WALESA, defender of the rights of workers in the face of Communist repression in Poland, has become a global leader for freedom and democracy. (2001)

 

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DOROTHY MARIE AND GWEN HENNESSEY, OSF, sibling sisters and Dubuque Franciscans, have devoted their lives and ministry to local activism on global issues of peace and justice. (2002)

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ARTHUR SIMON, founder of Bread for the World, has shown how one person can make a difference alleviating world hunger. (2004)
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DON MOSLEY of Jubilee Partners has served others by offering hospitality to refugees, housing for the homeless and mediation to situations of war. (2005) 

 

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BISHOP SALIM GHAZAL has worked with Muslims and Christians to promote reconciliation, peace and hope for young people and others displaced by Lebanon's civil war. (2007)

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MSGR. MARVIN MOTTET has devoted his life to walking the two feet of social action: direct service and social justice. (2008)
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HILDEGARD GOSS-MAYR is 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. (2009)
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REV. JOHN DEAR, SJ, a Jesuit priest, has delivered the message of the nonviolent Jesus in word and deed in confronting nuclear arms manufacturing and use. (2010)
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BISHOP ALVARO RAMAZZINI for his continuing efforts on behalf of Guatemala's most vulnerable communities, the indigenous people of Guatemala. (2011)
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KIM BOBO executive director and founder of the nonprofit Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ), has educated a nation about the prevalence of wage theft and injustice that disproportionately affects the poor amongst us. (2012)
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JEAN VANIER A philosopher, writer, and religious and moral leader, Jean Vanier, PhD, is best known as the founder of L’Arche, an international, faith-based federation of communities where people with and without intellectual disabilities share life together. (2013)
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