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Daniel Berrigan

American Catholic priest, peace activist, and poet

Daniel Joseph Berrigan, S.J. (May 9, 1921 – April 30, 2016), was an American Jesuit priest, anti-war activist, and poet.[1] He moved to Syracuse, New York at age five. He was known for protesting against the Vietnam War during the 1970s. It also landed him on the FBI's "most wanted list", on the cover of TIME magazine,[2] and in prison.[3] In 1980, he founded the Plowshares Movement, an anti-nuclear protest group, that put him back into the national spotlight.[4]

Daniel Berrigan
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Berrigan in 2008
Born
Daniel Joseph Berrigan

(1921-05-09)May 9, 1921
DiedApril 30, 2016(2016-04-30) (aged 94)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationJesuit priest, peace activist, university educator
Known forAnti-Vietnam War activist
RelativesPhilip Berrigan (brother)

Berrigan died on April 30, 2016 in The Bronx, New York City after a long-illness, aged 94.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Goodman, Amy (June 8, 2006). "Holy Outlaw: Lifelong Peace Activist Father Daniel Berrigan Turns 85". Democracy Now!. Retrieved May 1, 2016. Starts at 35:00
  2. "TIME Magazine Cover: Philip and Daniel Berrigan". Time. January 25, 1971.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lewis, Daniel (April 30, 2016). "Daniel J. Berrigan, Defiant Priest Who Preached Pacifism, Dies at 94". The New York Times. Retrieved April 30, 2016.
  4. "US anti-Vietnam war priest Daniel Berrigan dies aged 94". BBC News.