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A Celebration of Peacemaking

When: Saturday, April 11, 2015, 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: First Parish Church in Duxbury • 842 Tremont Street • Duxbury


Greetings Peace Abbey Friends,

In the spirit of 25 extraordinary years of peace and social justice work at The Peace Abbey in Sherborn, we invite you to the 2015 Courage of Conscience Awards which will be held in Duxbury this year. Recipients will be receiving the award in the areas of social activism, spirituality and the arts. The awards ceremony and concert will take place at the historic First Parish Church in Duxbury on Saturday evening, April 11, 2015.



The 2015 recipients are:

MATT MITCHELL of Amherst MA, portrait artist, who after nine years completed the 100 Faces of the War Experience, which is on exhibit at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago for bringing about a deeper, more personal understanding of the true costs of war;

MARY LAMPERT of Duxbury, along with Pilgrim Watch and Pilgrim Coalition, for educating the general public for decades on the dangers and risks of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, MA;

GEORGE GREENAMYER of Marshfield, MA, retired activist professor who taught sculpture and design for over 30 years at the Massachusetts College of Art for creating major public installations of social commentary art;

JANE O'HARA of Little Compton, RI, animal-rights artist and activist and curator of Beasts of Burden Art Exhibition - Our Complex Relationship with Animals, for producing images that challenge our belief system regarding all categories of animals with whom we share our planet;

VICKI POPPE of Quincy, MA, former restaurateur of Blazing Salads in Boston and culinary philanthropist for her decades long commitment to the study and practical application of the principles of unconditional love and service through A Course in Miracles.

This years honorees will join the list of distinguished recipients of the Courage of Conscience Award that includes Rosa Parks, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Barry Crimmins, the 14th Dalai Lama, Dr. Helen Caldicott, Pete Seeger, Muhammad Ali, Joan Baez, Fiona Jensen and Calmer Choice, Arun Gandhi and Dr. Paul Farmer and Partners in Health. (A complete list can be found at

Our amazingly talented friends from Seattle, Philip and Pam Boulding of MAGICAL STRINGS, will be performing again this year as part of the awards ceremony. The evening is dedicated to the memory of Philip's mother, Quaker Scholar and past recipient of the Courage of Conscience Award, Elise Boulding.

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We hope you can make it to this celebration of peacemaking in the wonderful Peace Abbey tradition of honoring extraordinary contributions to the Peace Movement.


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