Monday, November 2, 2009

AJCU President Jesuit Father Currie Honored with “Robert M. Holstein: Faith Doing Justice” Award

Jesuit Father Charles Currie (Courtesy AJCU)
On October 20, the Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN) presented Jesuit Father Charles Currie, president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU), with the “Robert M. Holstein Award: Faith Doing Justice” award.  Fr. Currie was the first recipient of the award, which recognizes an individual who exhibits a commitment to the Ignatian values of leadership, service and social justice.

Among those in attendance at the event were Congressmen Jim McGovern (D-MA) and Alan Mollohan (D-WV), who offered their congratulations to Fr. Currie for his leadership and his work on behalf of social justice.

 “I have never met a man more committed to social justice, and all causes that are good, than my dear friend Charlie Currie,” said Congressman McGovern. “His work with the Ignatian Solidarity Network inspires new generations to serve all humanity.”

“Whether he is ministering to our individual needs – attending to us when we’re born, when we marry, when we fall ill, and when we die – or pursuing social justice in the larger world, Father Currie is a priest’s priest,” said Congressman Mollohan. “He’s a man of uncommon strength and profound compassion.  He carries with him both a vision of a better world and a commitment to make that vision reality.”

Read more about  Fr. Currie's acceptance of the Robert M. Holstein Award at AJCU's website.