Marie Dennis

Co-president of Pax Christi International

"In response to a global epidemic of violence, which Pope Francis has labeled a “world war in installments,” women are bringing their experience and creativity to the challenging, long-term vocation of healing and reconciling both people and the planet."

Marie Dennis is Co-president of Pax Christi International, a position she shares with Bishop Kevin Dowling from South Africa. She is a prime organizer of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative and was previously director of the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, charged with bringing the global experience of Maryknoll missioners into the process of shaping policies of the U.S. and other governments, the United Nations and international financial institutions. She worked for Maryknoll from 1989 to 2012.

Marie was named the 2016 person of the year by the National Catholic Reporter and was a Public’ Peace Prize laureate, also in 2016. She is a lay woman, a mother of six and a member of Assisi Community in Washington DC. She received honorary doctorates from Trinity Washington University and Alvernia University and is author or co-author of seven books, including Oscar Romero: Reflections on His Life and Writings, St. Francis and the Foolishness of God and Diversity of Vocations.

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