Maryknoll Sister Jean Fallon, a Seattle native who has worked many decades for justice and peace throughout the world, will receive the Sister Christine Mulready Peacemaker Award from Pax Christi Metro New York at its Peacemaker Awards Reception on June 1, at St. Joseph’s Greenwich Village Church in New York.
A missioner who was first assigned to Japan in August 1951, Sister Jean became intimately acquainted with the personal stories of those who had suffered through the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. She then led justice and peace ministry programs in Tokyo, conducted World Awareness seminars at churches in the United States, and served with the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns. She is currently a member of Pax Christi Maryknoll, speaks at peace and justice rallies, and has worked with Christian Peacemaker Teams, an interreligious organization dedicated to promoting peace in Palestine through nonviolent means. (end)