Sunday, April 15, 2012

Pax Christi USA recognizes immigration activist Ruben Garcia

Ruben Garcia is well known by many CCVIs and associates on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border for his compassionate and courageous ministry with immigrants.  The following Pax Christi press release describes the honor conferred on Ruben.

Washington, D.C.—Pax Christi USA, the national Catholic peace movement, has recognized the life and witness of Ruben Garcia, naming him the 2012 recipient of the Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace Award. Pax Christi USA first gave the award to Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, in 1978 and has since recognized some of the most significant U.S. Catholic activists for peace and justice of the past 3 decades, including actor Martin Sheen; poet and priest Daniel Berrigan, S.J.; and Dead Man Walking author Sr. Helen Prejean, C.S.J. Garcia is one of the founders and the current director of Annunciation House in El Paso, Texas.  READ MORE

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