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Submit Nominations for the Human Rights Award

20 June 2024

In 1992, the International Human Rights Award for Service to Humanity was created in Community of Christ. Passed as World Conference Resolution 1228, it recognizes individuals in the forefront of organizations and causes working to alleviate human suffering and support human rights. The Community of Christ Human Rights Award is presented each World Conference to at least two people. 

Any member, friend of Community of Christ, or one of its affiliates (Outreach International, Graceland University, etc.) who is defined by one or more descriptions here may be nominated through an online form. Individuals previously nominated for the award but not granted can be renominated.

The deadline for nominations is 1 October 2024. 


Award Criteria

The Human Rights Team asks you to help recognize these crucial individuals. Nominees might: 

  • Demonstrates a sustained commitment or exceptional service in one or more areas of human rights.  
    • Enhance life through adequate nourishment (food), 
    • Ensure safety and nurturing relationships, 
    • Access to education and possibilities for human development, 
    • Meaningful work (economic opportunity), 
    • Access to health and healthcare, 
    • Liberty (freedom and responsibility). 
  • Involvement in the forefront of causes or movements working to alleviate suffering and promote human rights. 
  • Stimulates change within a community outside the church—on a local, national, or international level—to alleviate suffering and promote human rights.  
  • Facilitates change on church policy, hymnody, curriculum theology, or other area in pursuit of human rights. 

Explore Community of Christ’s human-rights efforts on our website


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