Three religious leaders to receive award for commitment to social justice

November 21, 2014
Catholic Charities USA Logo on a purple background.

Alexandria, Virginia (November 21, 2014) – Three religious leaders with a history of working on the front lines for justice and opportunity for all will receive national awards in recognition of their lifelong commitment and service from Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) next January 9 in Washington, D.C.

Msgr. Ray East, Sister Kateri Mitchell, and Sister Norma Pimentel, who have demonstrated a history of consistent leadership in advancing racial and social justice, will each receive a “Keep the Dream Alive” award from CCUSA. The annual awards are distributed to honorees who have lived out a passionate commitment to making the dream of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a reality, and creating a society in which every individual is not “judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” The three recipients are:

The honorees will receive their awards at the 2015 “Keep the Dream Alive” Mass, which will be held Friday, January 9, 2015, in Washington, D.C. Previous recipients of the award include USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon; Anthony Williams, former mayor of Washington, D.C., and Rev. William Lies, C.S.C., Vice President for Mission Engagement and Church Affairs at the University of Notre Dame.

Latest News

Stay connected. Sign up for updates from Catholic Charities.