Mr Jim Gunning is the recipient of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Holmes-Weatherly Award for 2009.
Jim is a pioneer in Corporate Shareholder Activism and founded the UUA Socially Responsible Investing Committee. From working on divestment from apartheid South Africa in the 1980's to work on sexual orientation/gender identity non-discrimination today, he exemplifies a life-long commitment to faith-based social justice that has had a lasting impact.
About the Award
The Holmes-Weatherly Award is given to an individual or organization, not necessarily a Unitarian Universalist, whose life-long commitment to faith-based social justice is reflected in societal transformation. The Unitarian Society for Social Justice established the award in 1951 to honor its founders, Revs. John Haynes Holmes and Arthur Weatherly. Awarded each year at the General Assembly Awards Breakfast, the recognition is accompanied by a $500 cash award. Past recipients include Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Rev. Richard Gilbert; Planned Parenthood; and Rev. Marie Fortune.
Nominations should include:
- A one-page introduction to the nominee.
- No more than three letters of personal testimony or reference.
- Any relevant media that has been generated about the nominee.
Questions may be directed to the UUA Washington Office Manager, at (202) 393-2255, ext. 10.
Nominations are due on March 1.
Send entries to:
UUA Washington Office
666 11th Street NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20001
(fax) (202) 393-5494
For more information contact uuawo @ uua.org.
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Last updated on Tuesday, November 29, 2011.
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