Honoring Jean Stokan & Scott wright
Jean Stokan and Scott Wright were honored with the 2019 CRISPAZ Peace Award. Last year’s ceremony was held at the Caldwell Hall at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC on November 12, 2019.
Inspired in the testimony of the Martyrs of El Salvador, the CRISPAZ Peace Award was established in 2009 to recognize individuals or organizations that embody the preferential option for the poor in their work for the promotion of peace and social justice.
CRISPAZ, the awarding organization, has for more than three decades enabled thousands of individuals, many from North America, to accompany the Salvadoran people in their ongoing struggle for peace rooted injustice and compassion.
- 2018 Fr. Jon Sobrino S.J. renowned Liberation Theologian and Professor since 1964 at The University of Central American in San Salvador.
- 2017 Fr. Paul Schindler Long-time missionary with Cleveland Mission Society in El Salvador
- 2016 Fr. Tom Smolich S.J. International Director of Jesuit Refugee Services
- 2015 Hospitalito The Carmelite sisters at the Divine Providence Chapel
- 2014 Asociacion ProBusqueda. Organization that investigates cases of the forced disappearances of children during El Salvador’s civil war.
- 2013 COFAMIDE The Salvadoran Committee of Relatives of Killed or Disappeared Migrants
- 2012 CoMadres Committee of Mothers and Relatives of Prisoners, the Disappeared and the Politically Assassinated of El Salvador
- 2011 The late Fr. Dean Brackley, S.J.theology professor at the UCA, and pastoral minister to the rural community of Jayaque, La Libertad
- 2010 Sr. Peggy O’Neill director of the Art Center for Peace in Suchitoto
- 2009 Centro Monseñor Romero at the University of Central America (UCA)
About Jean Stokan & Scott Wright
2018 Event Sponsors
- The Catholic University of America
- Cathy Cornell and Paul Knitter
- Fr. Peter Hinde, O.Carm. and Sr. Betty Campbell, RSM
- St. Thomas More Parish
- Fr. Kevin Quinn, S.J.
- Ann Bollheimer
- Rose Dennis
- Paul Dage
- Don Meiners
- Kim Redigan
- Gustavo Benedetti
- Larry Hufford
- Kelly Norton
- James Taylor