Nominations Open for Tanenbaum's Peacemakers in Action Award

Tanenbaum is searching for the next Peacemakers in Action.

Tanenbaum responds to the wars, religious tensions and sectarian battles that make the world so dangerous by working with religiously motivated men and women who risk their well-being to resolve these conflicts - including those involving religion. These selfless individuals are Peacemakers in Action.

Tanenbaum provides training and a Network of support for these locally based individuals, while also implementing strategies to promote religious peacemaking as a vocation. They are now accepting nominations for their Peacemaker in Action Award from which they will name two new Peacemakers and provide them with $15,000 each to reinforce their work. Tanenbaum invites you to submit a nomination and to help them identify more unsung heroes.

Tanenbaum's Peacemakers are doing work that is both necessary - and hard to imagine. Peacemakers in Action risk their lives every day to promote peace in regions beset with conflict and violence:

  • Deng Giguiento’s profound commitment towards interfaith peacebuilding is an expression of her Catholic faith. For more than 20 years, she has worked on the ground in the Mindanao conflict in the Philippines, creating alliances among conflicting Christian, Muslim and indigenous groups.
  • Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Marwani is a trusted mediator in war-torn Yemen. Despite the ongoing carnage, he bravely travels within his country to facilitate interfaith collaborations, resolve disputes involving marginalized communities and advocate against a culture of weapons and armed violence.

To be considered for the Peacemaker in Action Award and become a member of Tanenbaum's Peacemakers in Action Network, nominees must meet five criteria:

  1. Religious Motivation — Their peacemaking work has been fueled by their religious and/or spiritual beliefs.
  2. Armed Conflict — They work or have worked in an area of armed conflict.
  3. At Risk — Their lives and/or liberty have been at risk as they pursued peace.
  4. Locally Based — They are closely connected to the conflict situation at the local level. Most awardees are indigenous to the communities they serve, but some have left their original homes and spent many years embedded in a new environment.
  5. Relatively Unknown — Despite their impact, they have not received significant international attention or support at the time of selection.

To nominate an individual for Tanenbaum's Peacemaker in Action Award, please go to


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