Nelson Mandela Nominated to Receive Courage of Conscience Award

On July 18, 2011, to celebrate and honor Nelson Mandela on this his 93rd birthday, the Peace Abbey announces that September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows has nominated him to receive the Courage of Conscience Award.

The courage of Conscience Award has been awarded to 153 individuals and organizations working for peace, social justice and nonviolence, including the Dalai Lama, Muhammad Ali, Arun Gandhi, and most recently, Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows is an organization whose members all lost family members in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and who came together to speak out against further suffering, war, violence and terrorism and to work for justice and solutions to conflict though nonviolence means.