Marie Dennis has been co-president of Pax Christi International since 2007. From 1989-2012, 15 years as director, Marie worked with the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns, charged with bringing the global experience of Maryknoll missioners into the process of shaping public opinion in the United States and policies of the U.S. and other governments, the United Nations and international financial institutions. She holds a masters degree in moral theology from Washington Theological Union and honorary doctorates from Trinity Washington University and Alvernia University.
She is the author or co-author of seven books. She also serves on the steering committee of the Catholic Peacebuilding Network and as a contributing editor to Sojourners magazine, and was on the board of JustFaith Ministries. She has served on the White House Task Force on Global Poverty and Development; the advisory committee of Orbis Books; and the boards of the Washington Office on Latin America, the Latin America Working Group, the International Resource Center, the Washington Office on Africa and the Jubilee USA Network. A Pax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace, Marie has served on the board of Pax Christi International since 1999.