American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) seeks nominations for the Edwin T. Dahlberg Peace Award to be announced at American Baptist Churches USA’s (ABCUSA) 2023 Biennial Mission Summit June 23-25 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The Edwin T. Dahlberg Peace Award is given to an individual or church for outstanding work for peace and justice. The awardee should demonstrate courageous leadership and a compassionate Christian witness for and with individuals marginalized in the United States and worldwide.

This award is named in recognition of the ministry of Edwin T. Dahlberg, who was president of ABCUSA 1946-1947 and president of the National Council of Churches 1957-1960. He was instrumental in founding the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the Baptist Peace Fellowship. In 1964, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was the first award recipient. Subsequent honorees have included Harold E. Stassen, William Sloan Coffin, Jimmy Carter, Gustavo Parajon, Ken Sehested, Marian Wright Edelman, Mark Hatfield, John Lewis, and LeDayne McLeese Polaski.

The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2023.

Click here to access and complete the nomination form online.

For more information, contact Sue Peterman at 610.768.2394 or [email protected].