- October 18, 2016
- By Eron Henry / Baptist World Alliance
FALLS CHURCH, Va.—The Baptist World Alliance is accepting nominations for the 2017 Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award through Dec.16.
Any Baptist individual, church or organization can submit a nomination, and any Baptist is eligible to receive the award.
The award is intended to recognize and give visibility to men and women who have done outstanding work in defending and promoting human rights as defined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Individuals may not make nominations on their own behalf.
Previous recipients include former President Jimmy Carter, ethicist Glen Stassen, Gustavo Parajon of Nicaragua, Edgar Palacios of El Salvador and Ilie Coada of Moldova.
The award recipient will be announced at the March 2017 BWA Executive Committee meeting, and BWA will present the award at its annual gathering in July 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.
To download the nomination form, click here.