The working group “Shalom – For Justice and Peace”
Who we are
The AK Shalom for Justice and Peace was founded in 1981 and is a non-partisan and non-confessional working group at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.
The aim of the Shalom Working Group is to make a contribution to the protection of human rights and worldwide peace. Each year, the focus is on one country or one region. The highlight every year is the award of the Shalom Prize, one of the highest endowed human rights prizes in Germany.
The commitment and continuity of the working group are unique in Germany. In a small group currently three citizens of the city of Eichstätt and seven students and one pupil work together on an honorary basis. Former members often accompany the AK from a distance.
If you are interested in what we do, you are welcome to join us!
These are the last years´ award winners:
2018 Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression
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)