2019 Bishop Maurice J. Dingman Peace Award
Catholic Peace Ministry’s Bishop Dingman Peace Award will be held Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2926 Beaver Ave., Des Moines. Please join us for food and fellowship in the parish hall at 6 pm and for the speaker and award program in the sanctuary at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $50. Limited scholarships are available.
This year’s awardee is Carolyn Uhlenhake Walker, a long-time peace and climate activist, teacher and mentor from Des Moines. Our speaker is Jeffrey Biggers of Iowa City, the author of Resistance: Reclaiming an American Tradition. He is an award-winning historian, journalist and playwright. Biggers founded the Climate Narrative Project and served as the Sustainability Writer-in-Residence at the University of Iowa from 2014-2017.
For more information or to reserve tickets please call Patti McKee at 515-803-1152 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Dingman Peace Award
Catholic Peace Ministry celebrates the life and memory of Bishop Maurice J. Dingman – a man of peace and an ally of Catholic Peace Ministry.
Every spring (since 1996), CPM hosts the Dingman Peace Award gathering with three features: remembering the Bishop, hearing a lecture from a renowned speaker, and presenting the Dingman Peace Award to an honored member of our community.
The Dingman Award gathering also is a cherished occasion for citizens of Iowa to gather and share food and fellowship. The Dingman event is a fundraiser for Catholic Peace Ministry.
Past Awardees and Speakers
|Year||Dingman Peace Award Recipient(s)||Dingman Award Keynote Speaker|
|2018||Cy and Joan Engler Family||Paul Engler||2017||Carmen Lampe Zeitler||Carmen Lampe Zeitler|
|2016||DM Catholic Worker||John Dear|
|2015||Brian Terrell and Barry and Marie Malloy||Brian Terrell|
|2014||Veterans for Peace—Iowa chapters, and Rita Hohenshell||Jeremy Scahill|
|2013||Sally Frank||Sr. Simone Campbell, SSS|
|2012||Joshua Casteel||Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton|
|2011||Religious sisters of Iowa||Tom Cordaro|
|2010||Helen Oster and Chris Gaunt||Jack Jezreel|
|2009||Chuck Day and Harold Wells||Kathy Kelly|
|2008||Des Moines Area JustFaith||Liz McAlister|
|2007||Eloise Cranke and Rev. Chet Guinn||Charlie King, Karen Brandow, and the Prince Myshkins|
|2006||Sherry Hutchison||Fr. Roy Bourgeois, MM|
|2005||Trinity United Methodist Church of Des Moines||Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer|
|2004||Iowa United Methodist Bishop Gregory Vaughn Palmer||Rosemary Radford Ruether, Ph.D.|
|2003||American Friends Service Committee, Iowa Program||Ched Myers|
|2002||Rev. Bob Cook||Rev. John Dear, SJ|
|2001||Rev. Gil Dawes||Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB|
|2000||Jean and Bill Basinger||Sr. Helen Prejean, CSJ|
|1999||Phil Riley and Paul Stanfield||Rev. William Sloane Coffin|
|1998||Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom, Des Moines Chapter||Jim Wallis|
|1997||Sr. Gwen Hennessey, OSF||Sen. Tom Harkin|
|1996||Helen Tichy||Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton|