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World Methodist Peace Award

World Methodist Peace Award

The World Methodist Peace Award was proposed by Dr. Stanley Leyland at the Thirteenth World Methodist Conference held in Dublin, Ireland in 1976. The Conference heard a stirring address by Rev. Eric Gallagher who was then in ministry at the heart of the conflict in Belfast. Rev. Gallagher’s positive suggestions about what the World Methodist Council could do in an effort to promote peace prompted Dr. Leyland to present a resolution establishing the World Methodist Peace Award. The Council agreed that the first award should go to a person in Northern Ireland. Subsequent awards would go to persons in areas where the concern for peace is of great importance. It was also decided at the 1976 Conference that a World Methodist Peace Award Committee would be established to decide on future recipients. The Officers of the Council, being a representative body, were named as the World Methodist Peace Award Committee, and criteria were written for the award

SlName CountryFlagYearAwarded For
1Saidie PattersonIreland1977significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
2Anwar SadatEgypt1978significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
3Abel HendricksSouth Africa1980significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
4Donald Soper, Baron SoperGreat Britain1981significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
5Kenneth MewZimbabwe1982significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
6Tai-Young LeeKorea1984significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
7Jimmy CarterUnited States1985significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
8Sir Alan WalkerAustralia1986significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
9Lady Winifred WalkerAustralia1986significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
10Bert BissellUnited Kingdom1987significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
11Woodrow Bradley SealsUSA1987significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
12Gordon WilsonNorthern Ireland1988significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
13Mikhail GorbachevUSSR1990significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
14Bärbel BohleyGermany1991significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
15Zdravko BeslovBulgaria1992significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
16Bishop Elias ChacourPalestine1994significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
17Stanley MogobaSouth Africa1996significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
18Community of Sant'EgidioItaly1997significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
19Kofi AnnanGhana1998significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
20Grandmothers of the Plaza de MayoArgentina1999significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
21Nelson MandelaSouth Africa2000significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
22Evangelist Joseph Rice HaleUSA2001significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
23Boris TrajkovskiMacedonia2002significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
24Casimira RodríguezBolivia2003significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
25Millard FullerUSA2004significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
26Habitat for HumanityUSA2004significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
27Bishop Lawi ImathiuKenya2005significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
28Sunday MbangNigeria2006significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
29Harold GoodNorthern Ireland2007significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
30Helen PrejeanUSA2008significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
31Jeannine BrabonColombia2009significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
32Rosalind ColwillNigeria2011significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
33Joy BalazoPhilippines2012significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
34MarionAngola2013significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
35Anita WayBrazil2013significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
36Dr. HughAlgeria2014significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
37Shirliann JohnsonAlgeria2014significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
38Jo Anne LyonUSA2015significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
39Nassar FamilyIsrael2017significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
40Tent of NationsPalestine2017significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
41Methodist Churches (OPCEMI)Italy2017significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
42Inderjit BhogalUK2018significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
43 James T. LaneyUSA2019significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
44John K. YambasuSierra Leone2020significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
45Rev. Olav PärnametsEstonia2021significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.
46Rev. Ebenezer JosephSri Lanka2022significant contribution to peace restoration, reconcilliation and justice on the basis of courage, creativity and consistancy.

World Methodist Peace Awardee (1977 ~ 1990)

Saidie Patterson

World Methodist Peace Award 1977

Anwar Sadat

World Methodist Peace Award 1978

Abel Hendricks

World Methodist Peace Award 1980

Donald Oliver Soper

World Methodist Peace Award 1981

Kenneth Mew

World Methodist Peace Award 1982

Tai-Young Lee

World Methodist Peace Award 1984

Jimmy Carter

World Methodist Peace Award 1985

Sir Alan Walker & Winifred Walker

World Methodist Peace Award 1986

Bert Bissell

World Methodist Peace Award 1987

Woodrow Bradley Seals

World Methodist Peace Award 1987

Gordon Wilson

World Methodist Peace Award 1988

Mikhail Gorbachev

World Methodist Peace Award 1990

World Methodist Peace Awardee (1991 ~ 2000)

Bärbel Bohley

World Methodist Peace Award 1991

Zdravko Beslov

World Methodist Peace Award 1992

Bishop Elias Chacour

World Methodist Peace Award 1994

Stanley Mogoba

World Methodist Peace Award 1996

Community of Sant'Egidio

World Methodist Peace Award 1997

Kofi Annan

World Methodist Peace Award 1998

Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo

World Methodist Peace Award 1999

Nelson Mandela

World Methodist Peace Award 2000

World Methodist Peace Awardee (2001 ~ 2010)

Evangelist Joseph Rice Hale

World Methodist Peace Award 2001

Boris Trajkovski

World Methodist Peace Award 2002

Casimira Rodríguez

World Methodist Peace Award 2003

Millard Fuller

World Methodist Peace Award 2004

Habitat for Humanity

World Methodist Peace Award 2004

Lawi Imathiu

World Methodist Peace Award 2005

Sunday Mbang

World Methodist Peace Award 2006

Harold Good

World Methodist Peace Award 2007

Helen Prejean

World Methodist Peace Award 2008

Jeannine Brabon

World Methodist Peace Award 2009

World Methodist Peace Awardee (2011 ~ 2020)

Rosalind Colwill

World Methodist Peace Award 2011

Joy Balazo

World Methodist Peace Award 2012

Marion & Anita Way

World Methodist Peace Award 2013

Dr. Hugh & Shirliann Johnson

World Methodist Peace Award 2014

Jo Anne Lyon

World Methodist Peace Award 2015

Nassar Family

World Methodist Peace Award 2017

Methodist Churches in Italy

World Methodist Peace Award 2017

Inderjit Bhogal

World Methodist Peace Award 2018

 James T. Laney

World Methodist Peace Award 2018

John K. Yambasu

World Methodist Peace Award 2020

World Methodist Peace Awardee (2021 ~ 2030)

Olav Pärnamets

World Methodist Peace Award 2021

Ebenezer Joseph

World Methodist Peace Award 2022