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In the past the Pilgrimage has hosted an inspirational speaker during our time of fellowship after the walk.


1977  Richard Deats, Fellowship of Reconciliation

1978  Philip Berrigan

1979  Msgr. Robert Coll, Pastor St. Thomas More; Founder, Operation Rice Bowl

1980  Robert Raines, Author; Director, Kirkridge Retreat Center

1981  Richard McSorley, S.J., Prof of Peace Studies, Georgetown University; Author

1982  Ronald Sider, Prof., Eastern College, Author; President, Evangelicals for Social Action
Arbutus Sider, active in bettering Philadelphia schools

1983  Gordon Zahn, Prof. emeritus, U of Mass; Pres, Pax Christi Center on Conscience & War

1984  S. Mary Lou Kawnacki, OSB, Member, Benedictine Sisters of Erie; Founder, Pax Center

1985  Samuel Caldwell, General Secretary of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting

1986  Elizabeth Dickinson, "Peace Partner" Lancaster/Lebanon Assn United Church of Christ

1987  G. Clarke Chapman, Professor of Religion, Moravian College; author

1988  Thomas J. Gumbleton, Regional Bishop Detroit; active with Witness for Peace

1989  John K. Stoner, Secretary, Mennonite Central Committee Peace Section, U. S. A.

1990  Myron Augsburger, pastor, Washington Community Fellowship; professor; author

1991  Marian Claassen Frantz, Executive Director, National Campaign for a Peace Tax Fund

1992  C. Douglas Hostetter, Executive Secretary, Fellowship of Reconciliation

1993  Rev. William Callahan, Co-director of Quixote Center; Initiator, Quest for Peace

1994  Jim Wallis, Editor, Sojourners magazine; Founder, Sojourners Community, Washington

1995  Ursula Wuerth, Lehigh Valley peacemaker

1996  Lady Borton, Vietnam representative, American Friends Service Committee

1997  Molly Rush, Ploughshares Eight; co-founder, Thomas Merton Center, Pittsburgh

1998  George Lakey, director, Training for Change; founder, Movement for a New Society

1999  John Dear, S. J., Executive Director, Fellowship of Reconciliation; author

2000  Gene Stoltzfus, Coordinator of Christian Peacemaker Teams

2001  Jeff Garis, Director of Pennsylvania Abolitionists United Against the Death Penalty

2002  Susan Crane, member of the Jonah House community, Baltimore

2003  John Stoner, Every Church a Peace Church

2004  Bob Edgar, General Secretary, National Council of Churches

2005  Sr. Patricia Keefe, Outreach Coordinator for Nonviolent Peaceforce, USA

2006  Bob Edgar, General Secretary, National Council of Churches

2007  Alan Jennings, Executive Director, Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley

2008  Janet Chisholm, Peace, Justice and Training Coordinator at Kirkridge Retreat and Study Center

2009  Dr. Rev. James Forbes, President and Founder of the Healing of the Nations Foundation of New York and Senior Minister Emeritus of the Riverside Church.

2010  Nancy Tate, Coordinator of LEPOCO

2011  Kelly Denton-Borhaugh, Associate Professor and Chair of Religious Studies at Moravian College

2012 The Rev. Dr. Christine Nelson, Executive Dir. Lehigh County Conference of Churches

2013 Peter Lems American Friends Service Committee

2014 Rev. Gregory James Edwards  The Resurrected Life Community Church

2015 Shane Claiborne  Simple Way Community of Philadelphia

2016 Maryann  Cusimano Love Assoc. Prof. Catholic Univ. International Relations; Author

2017 Roberta Meek Dir. Afracana Studies Program Muhlenberg College

2018 J. Jondhi Harrell, Founder and Executive Director of The Center for Returning Citizens (TCRC) in Philadelphia.

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