Eugene J. Fisher
Catholic layman whose work changed minds and hearts
“Twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize…Gene Fisher attributes his achievement to the development of individual relationships in order to establish the level of trust necessary to promote open dialogue. His commitment to a policy of positive outreach and his sincere and unflagging devotion to his work have been recognized throughout his career by both Catholic and Jewish organizations. Most recently, he received the Anti Defamation League’s Dr. Joseph L. Lichten Award in Catholic-Jewish Relations for his leadership in social, political, and theological challenges facing Catholics and Jews.
For his outstanding legacy to the advancement of Catholic-Jewish relations, for his productive and faithful service to the Church for 30 years, and for his uncommon effort to find the common ground we all seek, the Catholic Common Ground Initiative proudly bestows the Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Award 2007 to Eugene Fisher.”
Award citation, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin Award, Catholic Common Ground Initiative, 2007
For more information see The Catholic Common Ground award page.