2019 Bishop Dingman Award Recipient and Speaker Announced

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 catholicpeaceministry@gmail.com.

2018 Bishop Dingman Award Recipients and Speaker Announced

Our honoree for this year’s Bishop Maurice J. Dingman Peace Award is the Cy and Joan Engler family including their sons Francis, Mark and Paul. The keynote speaker is Paul Engler, co-author of “This is an Uprising” written with his brother Mark.

The Engler family has been involved in peace and justice work for decades, beginning with Cy’s work as a chaplain at the Iowa Men’s Reformatory in Anamosa, Iowa, his and Joan’s work providing housing for refugees, Francis’ work as a labor organizer, Paul’s work at the Center for the Working Poor and Mark’s work as a writer.

April 7, 2018. 6 pm social, 7:15 pm program.

Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2926 Beaver Ave., Des Moines.

Tickets are $40. For tickets please contact Patti McKee at 515-803-1152 or at catholicpeaceministry@gmail.com.

2012 Bishop Dingman Peace Award Ceremony

Joshua Casteel (left) received Catholic Peace Ministry’s 2012 Bishop Dingman Peace Award at a ceremony held on March 31, 2012. Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton was a featured speaker at the event.

Joshua Casteel, 2012 Bishop Dingman Peace Award Recipient from Rod Routh on Vimeo.

Joshua’s website

Bishop Thomas Gumbleton talks of Love and Peace from Rod Routh on Vimeo.

Bishop Gumbleton’s website