Gerard Vanderhaar

Welcome
This website is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Gerard A Vanderhaar (1931-2005), author of six books on nonviolence as well as numerous articles and other publications. He was Professor Emeritus of Religion and Peace Studies at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee, where he taught for 28 years.

The Vanderhaar Symposium was founded in honor of Dr. Vanderhaar who spent his lifetime promoting peace through active nonviolence.
The symposium seeks to continue his legacy by bringing to Memphis a noted scholar or peace activist each year to address social and moral issues related to peace and justice and/or Catholic social teaching.

Also, as part of the symposium, a mid-south area college student will be honored with the Gerard A. Vanderhaar Student Peace Award. This award is presented to a student who best exemplifies the spirit and practice of active nonviolence, consistent with Dr. Vanderhaar’s life and work.

Tributes and Obituary

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Click here to view video of Ida-Maria Isasi-Diaz at the 2012 Vanderhaar Symposium


Read about our 2012 Vanderhaar Student Peace Award Winner, Samantha Sol Bownes

For more information on the Vanderhaar Symposium Speakers, please click here
Bishop Gumbleton Jeanette Rodriguez Bryan Massingale Jane Goodall Joan Chittister Patrick Ryan Isasi-Diaz
2006
Bishop Thomas
Gumbleton
2007
Jeanette
Rodriguez, Ph.D.
2008
Rev. Bryan
Massingale
2009
Jane
Goodall, Ph.D., DBE
2010
Joan
Chittister, OSB
2011
Patrick
Ryan, SJ
2012
Ida Maria
Isasi-Diaz, Ph.D.