After more than 30 years of working in countries around the world, Plowshares Institute said its final goodbyes on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, at a celebratory dinner held at Hartford Seminary.
Founded by Bob and Alice Evans, the Simsbury, CT-based Plowshares worked as an agent of change around the world, conducting classes in mediation, leading travel seminars, and training national, community and religious leaders in creative ways to intervene in conflict. A series of speakers testified at the dinner to the powerful impact Plowshares has had on peacemaking and mediation.
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Awards and Honors include:
Recipient of the 2010 Global Leadership Award of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universitites
Recipient of the Yale Divinity School William Sloane Coffin Award for Peace and Justice
Honorary Doctorates of Human Rights bestowed on Plowshares Directors by the State Univerity of Makasser, Indonesia
Bishop Walmsley Eccumentical Awards to Directors from the Christian Council of Conecticut
Xavier University Eccumenical Chair Award
Appointed Special Researcher at Jiangsu Academy of Social Sciences and International Advisors of the Research Center for Management of Social Risk and Public Crises, Nanjing University, China
Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by members of the South African Parliament, South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, endorsed by members of parilaments in China, Indonesia and the U.S. Congress.
Recognition from government agencies from the Conneticut Legislature and Los Angeles City Council to the Indonesian Ministry of Law and Human Rights.
Alice & Robert Evans
400 Seabury Drive, Apartment 3159
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Home telephone: 860.422.4966
Bob's cell phone: 860.690.2810
Alice's cell phone: 860.690.4418