The Annual Peacemaker Award is bestowed on a local citizen who demonstrates a clear and enduring commitment to the core values of the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center: non-violence, social justice and environmental sustainability.
The Missoula Peace Quilters started the Peacemaker Award in 1987 and in 1989 they asked the JRPC to assume the role of seeking nominations from the community for the award and for making the selection of the honoree.
The Quilters came together in March 1984 for the purpose of making a statement for Peace using the medium of quilting and original design.
They seek to show friendship and our belief that people the world over must unite to preserve life.
They use their love of quilting to encourage nations and individuals in their peacemaking efforts, and to teach others in schools and community places to seek ways to promote peacemaking.
Nominations Are Open Year Round for Selection Each Fall.