|Born||Thomas C. Cornell
|Other names||Thomas C. Cornell|
|Education||Fairfield Univ AB 1956; Univ of Bridgeport, MS Sec Ed 1962; Fairfield DLH hc 1990|
|Occupation||peace activist, poverty worker|
|Known for||organizing the first demonstration against the war in Vietnam, July 16, 1963 and the first corporate act of resistance to the Vietnam draft, November 6, 1965, both in New York City.|
|Movement||Catholic Worker Movement|
|Criminal penalty||6 months incarceration at Danbury FCI, Conn.|
|Children||T. Christopher Cornell, Deirdre Cornell Gould|
|Website||homilies sermons harangues|
Opposition to the War in Vietnam
He is a co-founder of the Catholic Peace Fellowship and Pax Christi, USA, a former member of the executive staff of Fellowship of Reconciliation and executive committee of Pax Christi USA and the War Resisters League and the Workers Defense League. He led the first protest against the Vietnam War, which started with only two people from the Catholic Worker, himself and Chris Kearns, July 16, 1963. In ten days their protest grew to 250 and the first nationally televised Vietnam War protest. He also called the first corporate act of resistance to the Vietnam draft, when he and five others, including David McReynolds, burned their draft cards, Nov. 6, 1965, in Union Square, New York City.
Opposition to the war in Iraq
He continues in his opposition to the Iraq War, having visited that country before the Invasion in Dec.-Jan. 2003 and again after in 2004. His reports were published in The Catholic Worker. He has urged that military chaplains be trained in the law regarding conscientious objection and give positive support to claimants.
- Cornell, Tom; Ellsberg, Robert; Forest, Jim, eds. (1995). A Penny a Copy: Writings from The Catholic Worker. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books.
A Penny a Copy: Readings from The Catholic Worker Edited by Thomas C. Cornell ad James H. Forest Macmillan, 1968 Revised by the same with Robert Ellsberg Orbis, 1995
Protest: Pacifism and Politics James Finn Random House, 1967
The Resistance Michael Ferber and Staughton Lynd Beacon, 1971
With Clumsy Grace: the American Catholic Left, 1961-1975 Charles A. Meconis Seabury, 1979
A Harsh and Dreadful Love William D. Miller Liveright, 1973
Dorothy Day: a Biography William D. Miller Harper & Row, 1982
Breaking Bread: The Catholic Worker and the Origin of Catholic Radicalism in America Mel Piehl Temple, 1982
The Universe Bends Toward Justice: a Reader on Christian Nonviolence Edited by Angie O’Gorman New Society, 1990
Dorothy Day: con Dio e con i Lavoratori: antologia e testimonianze di R. Ellsberg e T. Cornell Don Gianni Fornero Editrice Esperienze, 1997
The Church and Revolution Thomas Bokenkotter Image Doubleday, 1998
Who Spoke Up? American Protest against the War in Viet Nam, 1963-1975 Zaroulis and Sullivan Holt Rinehart Winston 1985
A Revolution of the Heart: Essay on the Catholic Worker Edited by Patrick G. Coy Temple, 1998
Voices from the Catholic Worker Rosalie Riegle Temple, 1993
Dorothy Day: Portraits by Those Who Knew Her Rosalie Riegle Orbis 2003
Catholic Voices in a World on Fire Edited by Stephen Hand TCR News, 2005
JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters James W. Douglass Orbis, 2008
The Catholic Worker Movement: Intellectual and Spiritual Origins Mark and Louis Zwick Paulist Press, 2005
The Duty of Delight: Diaries of Dorothy Day Edited by Robert Ellsberg Marquette Univ. Press, 2008
Selected Letters of Dorothy Day Edited by Robert Ellsberg Marquette Univ. Press, 2010
Love is the Measure: a Biography of Dorothy Day Jim Forest Orbis, 2010
- Chantikian, Joseph (2 February 1669). "Prisoners of Conscience". New York Times.
- “No Income Tax For War!” archived at Horowitz Transaction Publishers Archive
- Cornell, Tom (17 November 2008). "The Chaplain's Dilemma". America. Retrieved 2 May 2010.