The Wilton Peace Prize is given annually by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) to individuals or groups in recognition of their contribution to “peace and human progress.” Established by Henry and Irene Wilton in 1984, the amount of the award is $1,500. Previous recipients include the Vietnam Veterans of America, Rep. Cynthia McKinney, and the World Council on Religion and Peace.
2018 Wilton Peace Prize
The 2018 Wilton Peace Prize and a special gift award of $10,000 was granted to the Tucson Second Chance Bond Fund in honor and affirmation of their work.
The systems of criminalization and mass incarceration are in many ways the frontlines of the work for liberation and peace. As Unitarian Universalists we believe that no one is disposable and no one is outside of the circle of love. Knowing that though and embodying it are different. We recognize that many of us fall short of these beliefs and we reckon with the ways we’ve been complicit in perpetuating the criminalization of our family members and communities.
Our joint campaign Love Resists specifically calls us to work against criminalization. Through Love Resists we support Unitarian Universalists to engage in expanded sanctuary work against the deportation of our undocumented community members and to resist mass incarceration by working to #EndMoneyBail.
We are very grateful for the work of the Tucson Second Chance Bail Fund and glad to award them this special 2018 Wilton Peace Prize.
Nominate a Group or Individual
Nominations should include:
- a one-page introduction to the nominee,
- no more than three letters of personal testimony or reference, and
- any relevant media that has been generated about the nominee.
Nominations due: March 1