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Mother Teresa Award goes to Fr Cedric Prakash, a Jesuit who has fought for Gujarat Muslims
For the priest, the award dedicated to Mother Teresa "comes as a challenge that we transcend our own small world and reach out in more tangible ways to those who hunger and thirst for love, dignity and justice." He is the director of the Prashant Centre of Human Rights and Peace, and a defender of the victims of 2002 massacres.
Minorities Rights Award for 2006 goes to Fr. Cedric Prakash
The Jesuit priest, who heads the Prashant Centre and has already collaborated with AsiaNews in the past, receives the award in recognition of his work in favour of human rights in the country, especially in Gujarat.
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Indian Jesuit says we must learn from the legacy Mother Teresa left us
Today is the anniversary of the foundation of the Missionaries of Charity. After he met Mother Teresa, Fr Cedric Prakash SJ found the courage to admit what he dared not confess, namely that he wanted to become a priest and join the Jesuit order. This calls for courage to challenge the mighty and timeliness in responding to crisis situations.
"Mother Teresa" award to the widow of Pastor Graham Staines
Mrs. Gladys Staines has worked for years in favor of lepers in Orissa. She transformed her home into a specialized hospital. She also founded a hostel and school for children. The Harmony Foundation, part of the legacy of Mother Teresa rewards "people who encourage the values of peace, tolerance and social justice."
Mother Teresa Award given to two women targeted by the Taliban
The jury chose Sima Samar, a former Afghan president, and Mala Yousufzai, a 15-year-old girl who survived a Taliban attack. Both have put their lives on the line to defend women's rights.
First Blessed Mother Teresa Award goes to those fighting AIDS
The Commission for Health of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India awards the first international prize created to honour “God’s pencil” to two pioneers in raising awareness about people living with AIDS.
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