Baptist World Alliance, BWA News Release

Nominations being received for 2015 international human rights award

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Nominations being received for 2015 international human rights awardThe Baptist World Alliance (BWA) is now accepting nominations for the Congress Quinquennial Human Rights Award to be presented during the 21st Baptist World Congress in Durban, South Africa, in July 2015.

This lifetime achievement award is given to an individual who has shown significant accomplishments in global advocacy for human rights and the pursuit of social justice and peace within the local, national or the wider global community.

The nomination form and its instructions are available on the BWA website at

Persons shall not make nominations on their own behalf. Current employees of the BWA and participating judges shall not make nominations or be award candidates.

Past award winners were 2010, Denton Lotz, former BWA general secretary for a lifetime commitment to global human rights concerns; 2005, Lauran Bethell of American Baptist Churches USA for her work with exploited women and children in Thailand; 2000, Saw Simon from Myanmar, for work in the refugee camps in Northern Thailand; and 1995, former United States President Jimmy Carter, for commitment to human rights causes around the globe.

Deadline for submission is January 16, 2015. Applications submitted after the deadline date will not be processed.

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