Announcing organizations and individuals in our region that have contributed to mutual understanding, conflict resolution and peacemaking.
Peacemaker in Our Midst
Awards – Local leaders honored for peacemaking
Heeding God’s Call — for its efforts to remember victims of gun violence in Harrisburg.
Project Peace — A partnership of the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney
General, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Foundation,
is a peer-mediation, anti-bullying and youth court training program that
enhances in Pennsylvania schools and communities the skills of non-violent
conflict resolution and active civic engagement that are necessary for
Rev. Dr. Donna
King, Pastor of St. Paul A.M.E., Bellefonte, PA —
for attempts to save church as symbol of interracial collaboration to abolish
John Dernbach, Co-Director of the Environmental Law Center at Widener Law School and author of new book on solutions to global warming.
Rev. Tunde Oyelowo because of his outstanding leadership in the Religious
Community. His church, which is located at 3600 Vartan Way, Harrisburg,
PA, has 500 members, representing 26 countries from the continent of
Africa. The church building also houses an African American congregation,
a Hispanic congregation and a french speaking congregation.
Rev. Dann Caldwell, Chaplain of Homeland Hospice and Homeland Center, and
Pastor of Shopes United Methodist Church — for efforts to promote
religious harmony and interfaith dialogue
Posthumously — Ned
Smith –– for his efforts to
support peacemaking in the Harrisburg region as founder of Heeding
God’s Call. He was active in interfaith and non-violence activities. He
died by suicide in May of this year.