(Photo: DC 47 Pres. Fred Wright and Phila. Central Labor Council Pres. Patrick J. Eiding)
For the first time a Philadelphia Labor leader will be honored with the World Peace Prize.
The World Peace Prize Awarding Council announced that Patrick J.Eiding president of the Philadelphia Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, will receive the prestigious prize of “Roving Ambassador for Peace.”
The presentation ceremony will take place on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 2:30-4:30 PM, Philadelphia Council AFLCIO, 22 South 22nd Street , Floor 2, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
The WPPAC said they were pleased to be able to propose Patrick J.Eiding because of the intrinsic link between justice and peace: peace is, indeed, the fruit of justice. Labor Leaders who spend their entire lives working in solidarity for justice for working men and women are, indeed , working for peace—not only nationally but also globally.
World Leader and Master Planner, Rev. Dr. Han Min Su, founded the World Peace Prize in Seoul, Republic of Korea, in 1989. Dr. Han is a Presbyterian Minister.
Dr. Han said, “Our Washington office, headed by Fr. Sean Mc Manus and Barbara Flaherty of the Irish National Caucus, nominated the Honorable Patrick J. Eiding.”
“Our Board is comprised of representatives of the world’s nine major religions: Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Russian Orthodox, and Zoroastrianism. We congratulate Mr. Carrigan, while also knowing that his acceptance honors our noble idea and mission of world peace.”
“I am honored to receive this prestigious award and join the ranks of previous honorees,” President Patrick Eiding said.
“There is no greater vocation on earth than to work for peace. The working people who make up the AFL-CIO know this first hand in our collective struggle for justice and dignity in the workplace. We strive to make our world better each and every day. I thank Fr. Sean McManus and Rev. Dr. Han Min Su for this distinct honor.”