The Ignatian Solidarity Network will honor St. Joseph Sr. Helen Prejean with the “Robert M. Holstein: Faith that Does Justice Award” May 7 in New Orleans. Prejean is known for her work advocating against the death penalty.
“Sr. Helen has been a vital part of the Ignatian family over the years, sharing her deep desire to end the death penalty with thousands of Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice attendees,” said the network’s executive director Christopher Kerr. “Her passionate voice is a tremendous witness to work for justice grounded in faith. We are delighted to honor her with this national award and hope it will bring greater attention to her ministry.”
The annual award honors a person “who has demonstrated a significant commitment to leadership for social justice grounded in his or her faith,” according to a news release from the organization.
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The Ignatian Solidarity Network is a national organization based in Ohio focused on social justice education and advocacy.
Robert M. Holstein was a former Jesuit priest, social justice advocate and one of the founders of the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, an annual gathering sponsored by the Ignatian Solidarity Network.