Archbishop Helder P. Camara

1st Recipient, 1983, Brazil

Archbishop Camara of the Olincla and Recife diocese was a practitioner of nonviolence who devoted himself to the liberation of Brazilians from oppression and poverty and to increased recognition of their human dignity. He died in 1999. “If all believers in God would receive all other men and women as brothers and sisters, the world would be more respirable and more humane.” From Archbishop Camma ‘s acceptance.speech


The brochure for the 1st presentation ceremony