The Community of Christ International Peace Award
was established to honor and bring attention to the work of peacemaking
and peacemakers in the world. It has been bestowed on an individual each year since 1993 (except 1996).
The award was instituted as part of the peace and justice ministries associated with the Independence Temple
, which was dedicated in 1994, the year following the inaugural award. The Community of Christ International Peace Award includes a cash gift for the benefit of the recipient's project or endeavor.
The Community of Christ International Peace Award has been given annually (with the exception of 1996) since 1993 at Community of Christ World Headquarters during significant events, including the annual Peace Colloquy, the biennial World Conference, and the International Youth Forum (held every four years). In terms of cash value, the Community of Christ International Peace Award has been placed among the top 20 international, non-governmental peace awards in the world (in a list topped by the Nobel Peace Prize) and among the top seven in the United States. As of 2006, the award includes $20,000 for the recipient to donate to a charity of his or her choice.
Recipients represent diversity in terms of ethnicity, gender, and faith. The Community of Christ International Peace Award honor... Read More