SASKATOON — Michael Murphy, peace and justice advocate and former animator for Development and Peace in Saskatchewan, has been presented with the 2016 Peace Pen Award. Murphy’s letters to the editor of the Prairie Messenger centred on Palestine, Syria and international policies that affect peaceful settlements to conflict and unjust aggression in various parts of the world.
The award was established in 2013 to honour Leo Kurtenbach, relentless peace-seeker, researcher and writer. An independent group reached consensus on the writer chosen to receive the engraved, hand-crafted pen which hopes to show that “the pen is mightier than the sword.”
Thanks are offered to each contributor in the past year and others are encouraged to join in the efforts to share their opinions and promote peaceful solutions through the written media, to world-wide injustice, war and hostile aggression.