Congratulations to Sister Betty Campbell, RSM, and Peter Hinde, O.Carm., who will be honoured with the CRISPAZ (Christians for Peace in El Salvador) Peace Award.
This year’s award ceremony will be held virtually on November 17, 7:00 PM-8:00 PM EST. Link to virtual event will be available on their website [https://www.crispaz.org/] on the day of the event.
Peter served as a missionary in Peru (South Sierra) from 1965-73, was a co-founder of the Tabor House Community in 1973, and was a co-founder of CRISPAZ, continuing to serve as a board member. Peter currently resides in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, where he has lived since 1995.
In answer to Archbishop Romero’s call to accompany his people in El Salvador. Sr. Betty arrived in San Salvado in August of 1980, to a parish church basement where 200 displaced people were being sheltered. She set up a clinic to serve the people and train health promoters. Since 1996, Sr. Betty has lived at Tabor House in Juarez, Mexico, where she continues her work of solidarity with the marginalized of Latin America.
About the Award
Inspired by the testimony of the Martyrs of El Salvador, the CRISPAZ Peace Award was established in 2009 to recognize individuals or organizations that embody the preferential option for the poor in their work for the promotion of peace and social justice.
CRISPAZ, the awarding organization, has for more than three decades enabled thousands of individuals, many from North America, to accompany the Salvadoran people in their ongoing struggle for peace rooted in justice and compassion.
More information about CRISPAZ and the CRISPAZ Peace Award is available at https://www.crispaz.org/