Do you know a person or an organisation that has done something to promote reconciliation or peace this year? Nominations are now sought for the 2020 Wilson Hinkes Peace Award. The Award is part of the Week of Prayer for World Peace (WPWP), which encourages people of all faiths to pray for peace.
The Award was established by the WPWP to recognise significant contributions by individuals, organisations or projects in furthering peace, justice and reconciliation at local levels. Focused on recognising grassroots initiatives, the Award enables otherwise untold stories to be told and honoured and seeks to inspire others to work for peace. Recent awards have been made to a woman who helps organise an annual peace walk, someone promoting peace education, two community groups supporting refugees, and someone in Burundi helping returning refugees. The Award carries a value of £500.
Named in honour of Revd. Gordon Wilson and Revd. Sidney Hinkes, both former Chairs of the WPWP, the Award is made annually.
Nominations can come from any individual or group. Submissions in the form of a letter describing the nominee’s contribution to peace and justice issues should be sent to the WPWP Committee members: Sue Gale firstname.lastname@example.org and Sue Claydon email@example.com
The closing date for nominations is 30 August 2020.