The working group “Shalom – For Justice and Peace”
Who we are
The working group (“AK”) Shalom aims at contributing to the international respect of human rights and peacekeeping. Annually, with the thematical focus being set on a specific country or region, the highlight is the award of the Shalom prize, a prize labelled with one of the highest sums in Germany. The working group has been founded in 1981, displaying a continuous line of commitment. On a voluntary basis, a small group of students and citizens of Eichstätt contribute to the work. Currently, there are more than eight active members of the working group. If you are interested in what we do, you are welcome to join us!
The team is happy to announce that the Shalom prize can also be awarded this year. Last year´s award winner, Thérèse Mema from Congo, has built up a centre for the traumatized of the cruel extraction of raw material for the production of mobile phones. On the 20th of June, she has received the Shalom prize 2015 personally.
Thirty years of the Shalom-prize These are the last years´ award winners:
2017 Father Shay Cullen and PREDA from the Philippines
2016 PCFF in Israel and Palestine: Robi Damelin and Mazen Faraj
2015 Therese Mema Mapenzi from Justice et Paix -Centre d’Ecoute (DR of Kongo)
2014 ICON from the Philipines, award winner Lory Obal (Philippines)
2013 Padre Paulo Joanil da Silva from the Comissão Pastoral da Terra (Brasil)
2012 Bertha Cáceres Flores from COPINH (Civil Council of indigenous peoples of Honduras)
2011 Judith Maldonado and the collective “Luis Carlos Perez”(Colombia)
2010 Project SOLGIDI – Solidarity with Girls in Distress – Agnes Mailu (Kenya)