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 2021.
American-born, Israeli Jew for her unswerving devotion to the ideals of New Profile which strives to change the military mindset in Israel and create a civil society.
In honor of their extraordinary efforts that saved the lives of over twelve hundred innocent people at the Hotel Milles Collines during the genocide in Rwanda in 1994.
Mother, author, and ethical vegetarian for the power of her witness against the war as generated through her profound sense of loss following the death of her son Casey in Iraq.
Child psychiatrist, oral historian, social anthropologist, and teacher for the depth of his commitment to the health and well-being of children through their telling of their own stories.
Farmers, civil rights activists, pacifists, and war tax resisters for their love and generosity and their spirited life of service to the movements of social justice, activist non-violence, and peace.
Founder and director of Maiti Nepal, (“Mother’s House”) to rescue, rehabilitate, and support some of the thousands of girls and women who have been trafficked from Nepal to India to be sexual slaves in brothels.
For their promotion of reconciliation, their commitment to peace for the children of Gernika and the world, and for sharing their remarkable journey with grace and dignity.
For the passionate and driven direction women have given the peace movement through this organization that blends tenacity with hope, pranks of conscience with in-your-face challenges to war waging political figures in Washington.
For promoting peace and justice through his music and his unrelenting support for that which promotes non-violent solutions to problems both nationally and internationally.
For spreading an understanding of the many costs of our exploitation of animals through his book “The World Peace Diet” which furthers the vegan revolution and its outreach worldwide.
For engaging students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.
For their individual and collective efforts to give a voice for all indigenous peoples and Mother Earth through education and prayer.
Courageous individuals from Israel and Palestine who transformed their lives and now work together to educate the public and political leaders about how to create dialogue and stop the cycle of violence.
Author, filmmaker, and university lecturer for her immense social consciousness, spiritual courage, and devotion to telling the story of reclaiming Love Cemetery in Texas.
International peace and environmental organization for decades of engaged activism that serves to inspire citizens of the world to embrace their moral authority and bring about needed social change in the world.
Anti-apartheid spiritual leader of South Africa who provided his country and the world with a moral understanding of the evils of apartheid and the importance and power of truth and reconciliation on the path to healing his nation.
Visionary and founder of Camp Arrowhead and Camp Warren for working with the Amputee Veteran’s Association to create America’s first day camp for children with physical disabilities and creating camping opportunities for children and young adults for over a half a century.
U.S. Congressman from Ohio for speaking out against the obscenity of war, Wall Street greed, and materialism, while giving voice to the needs of all people as well as animals as a Vegan Peacemaker.
Anti-apartheid leader and first president of a free South Africa for his courage, commitment, and extraordinary willingness to forgive and reconcile after 27 years in prison.
Singer, songwriter, and musician for her extraordinary commitment to peace, social and economic justice, human rights, and the environment, on and off stage throughout the world, for over a half of century.
Occupational Therapist, educator, and founder of Calmer Choice for her impassioned commitment to address the urgent issues of violence, suicide, and self-destructive behaviors in young people through mindfulness training on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Culinary philanthropist and spiritual teacher for her commitment to the study and practical application of the principles of unconditional love and service through A Course in Miracles.
Impassioned Artist for his commitment to sharing the stories of soldiers who went to war in Iraq and Afghanistan through portraits and words that tell the true cost of war.
Educator and anti-nuclear activist for her decades-long challenge to Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station and her commitment to educating the public about the potential dangers and risks with nuclear energy.
Educator and camp founder for 25 years of encouraging the inherent talent, beauty, and creativity of young children through peace and environmental programs.