The Peace Abbey Award Trophy
Muhammad Ali

Recipients of the Courage of Conscience Award

The Courage of Conscience Award has been presented to deserving individuals and organizations worldwide for their various peace and humanitarian activism work. On this page, we take pride in giving recognition to these awardees for their noble advocacies. The following are the honorees of the award from 1988 to 2022.

151. L’Arche International

L’Arche International is a movement for building a world of human love, generosity, and inclusion for people with disabilities.

152. Cheri and Jim Vandersluis

Co-founders of Maple Farm Sanctuary for their extraordinary commitment to loving and caring for food production animals destined for the slaughterhouse.

153. Noam Chomsky

Linguist, political theorist, and philosopher for his unrelenting critique of U.S. foreign policy, capitalism, and the globalization of systems and structures of profit and greed.

154. Kathleen Denevan, Osf and Ruth Raichle

Founders of The Bethany House for their extraordinary devotion and service as Samaritans on the path of community acceptance and Christian love.

155. James W. Gould

Professor, author, feminist peace educator, and former Director of the Peace Corps in Malaysia for seven decades of leadership in the peace movement in the tradition of Quaker Pacifism.

156. Harold L. Hering

Former U.S. Air Force helicopter pilot in the Air Rescue Service in Vietnam and Minuteman missile crewman for asking the forbidden question regarding the checks and balances on the President when ordering the launch of a nuclear missile.

157. Padraig O’Malley

Professor, author, and activist for playing a major role in breaking the gridlock and promoting peace in South Africa, Northern Ireland, and the Middle East.

158. Mary Margaret Earl

Executive Director and Senior Minister of the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry and social justice activist for her commitment to integrating vegan ethics into her decades-long ministry in Boston.

159. Philip Murphy

Writer, animal justice activist, vegan spokesperson and founding member of Animal Rebellion NYC for his decades-long commitment to spreading the message of anti-speciesism and cruelty-free living.

160. Carol Coakley

Writer, union organizer, peace and social justice, anti-nuclear activist and MassPeaceAction Board Member for her life-long commitment to the moral authority of nonviolent, direct action to bring about social change.

161. Lillian Gregory

Social justice and peace activist for her unswerving commitment to civil rights and racial equality for over a half-century alongside her husband, Dick Gregory, risking her personal freedom through nonviolent actions of civil disobedience.