CNVS presents its 2014 Way of Nonviolence Award to Monsignor Frank Scollen, pastor of St. Peter's and St. Andrew's parishes. MJ and Jerry Park, founders of Little Friends for Peace, shared peace education tools and stories from their decades of experience.
On Wednesday, November 12th of this year, friends of the Center gathered at
Clark University to attend the Center’s fourth annual fundraising event,
Way of Nonviolence. The Center was delighted to have had 85 people in attendance, and MJ and Jerry Park, founders of Little Friends For Peace in Washington, D.C., as the night’s keynote speakers. At the event, MJ and Jerry shared with the audience both their struggles and triumphs of working with youth and communities throughout their 30 plus years in peace education programming. The couple shared fond memories and stories of their peace building experiences, reminding us all that continuing on the path of seeking and teaching nonviolence is essential, no matter how difficult it may be.
The Center was also delighted and honored to have presented its 2014 Way of Nonviolence Award to Monsignor Frank Scollen, pastor of Saint Peter’s and Saint Andrew’s parishes. Monsignor is well-known throughout the Worcester Community as someone who has improved the Dioceses of Worcester’s direct services to the poor, helped combat racial discrimination, and has joined ecumenical efforts for peace and social justice. Monsignor Scollen’s parish has been very active in addressing the issues of violence in the community, and will continue to fight for social justice in Worcester. We again thank Monsignor for his ongoing service to the Worcester Community, and extend an additional “congratulations” on his award!