JOURNALIST AND FILMMAKER JEREMY SCAHILL, RECIPIENT OF SUNDANCE FILM AWARD
AND VETS FOR PEACE,
HEADLINE DINGMAN PEACE EVENT
APRIL 5, 2014 IN DES MOINES
DES MOINES --- (Catholic Peace Ministry news advisory) Saturday, April 5 2014 Holy Trinity Catholic Church on 2926 Beaver Avenue will be the location for the 19th annual Bishop Maurice J Dingman Peace Award event.
The event will feature a keynote address from award winning investigative journalist and scholar Jeremy Scahill, whose books have appeared on the New York Times bestseller lists and who recently received an award at the Sundance Film Festival.
The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. featuring social wine and cheese and hors d' oeuvres.' At 7:30 the peace award will be given to Veterans for Peace and its three Iowa chapters. Rita Hohenshell (1925-2013) will also receive a peace award and will be honored at this event for her years of dedication to peace and justice.
The keynote speaker will be author and scholar Jeremy Scahill. Scahill is a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute, an award-winning investigative journalist, and the author of the bestselling Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army (Nation Books, 2008). His latest book is Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield(Nation Books, 2013), which debuted at #5 on theNew York Times Best Sellers list. Scahill is also a producer, writer, and lead character of the film version of Dirty Wars, which won the Cinematography Award for a US Documentary at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. As National Security Correspondent forThe Nation, he has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Yemen, the former Yugoslavia, and elsewhere across the globe.
The Catholic Peace Ministry http://catholicpeaceministry.com/ every year delivers a Dingman Peace award to those deserving of following in the footsteps of the late Bishop Maurice J. Dingman. Recipients in the past few years include the late Joshua Casteel and the keynote address last year was delivered by Sister Simone Campbell.