03 Jul 2024
Nominations Open for Gen Z Panel on Nonviolence with Marie Dennis

The Franciscan Peace Center, in collaboration with Living Peace 365, is excited to announce an exclusive event aimed at empowering young social justice advocates. The "Gen Z Panel on Nonviolence" will feature a one-hour dialogue with renowned author and nonviolence activist Marie Dennis, tailored specifically for Gen Z changemakers.


Event Details:


  • Date: Wednesday, July 24
  • Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Location: Clinton Community College
  • RSVP by: July 15 to Laura Anderson at center@ClintonFranciscans.com


This unique event invites a select group of Gen Z young adults (born between 1996 and 2012) who are passionate about systemic change. Participants will have the opportunity to voice their hopes and concerns on critical issues such as war, racial justice, the climate crisis, income inequality, and threats to democracy and human dignity. The discussion, led by Marie Dennis, will explore how nonviolence can be a powerful tool for creating a better world for current and future generations.


Marie Dennis is a distinguished leader in global peace initiatives. She currently chairs Pax Christi’s Catholic Nonviolence Initiative and has served as co-president of Pax Christi International. Recognized for her dedication to justice, she received the 2022 Robert M. Holstein Faith Doing Justice Award and the Peter Hinde Peace Award.


Marie has dedicated over 23 years to working with the Maryknoll Missioners and has made significant contributions to peace literature. Her experiences, particularly in El Salvador during its civil war, have deeply influenced her advocacy for nonviolence. Marie’s extensive service includes roles on the steering committee of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network and numerous boards related to peace and social justice. She was instrumental in organizing the 2016 and 2019 Vatican conferences on nonviolence, pivotal in promoting nonviolence within the Catholic Church.


As a mother of six and grandmother of nine, Marie continues to work towards social transformation and peace. She currently serves as a senior advisor to the secretary general of Pax Christi International and as a contributing editor to Sojourners magazine.


The discussion will be recorded and posted on the Sisters of St. Francis website in September 2024, in recognition of the International Day of Peace and allowing a broader audience to benefit from the insights shared during the event.


For nominations and further information, please contact: 

Laura Anderson
Email: center@ClintonFranciscans.com


Join us for this inspiring and transformative dialogue. Together, let's explore how we can harness the power of nonviolence to create meaningful change.

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