Posts made in October 2019


“Mike Louis, a dedicated and fervent Union man  eminently  deserves this Peace Prize”


Barbara Flaherty, Honoree Mike Louis, Fr. Sean McManus
CAPITOL HILL. Tuesday, October 8, 2019—The World Peace Prize came to St. Louis, Missouri  for the first time.
Top Labor leader, Mike Louis, president of the Missouri State AFL-CIO, had conferred upon him the World Peace Prize of
“Roving Ambassador for Peace”.
The ceremony took place in Maggie O’Brien’s Irish restaurant in St. Louis before an large turn out of dedicated Union
people and their friends and families.
The presentation was made by Fr. Sean McManus—Chief Judge of the World Peace Prize Awarding Council  and President of the Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus— and the ceremony was chaired by Barbara Flaherty, a Judge of the World Peace Prize Awarding Council, and Executive Vice President of the Irish National Caucus.

The World Peace Prize Awarding Council consists of 14-member Board of International and Interfaith judges. The  Board is comprised of representatives of the world’s nine major religions: Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Russian Orthodox, and Zoroastrianism.
The late, great Dr. Han Min Su—Master Planner and Founder— founded the World Peace Prize in 1989, in Seoul, South Korea, where the organization is headquartered.
Fr. McManus said: “Working for peace, locally or globally, means, in effect  working for social justice. Therefore, members of the Labor Movement are ideally qualified to be recipients of our World Peace Prize.Mike Louis, a dedicated and fervent Union man  eminently  deserves this Peace Prize. As Pope John Paul II has said, ‘peace is the fruit of solidarity.’ And the American Labor Movement is dedicated to solidarity, which Pope John Paul II raised to the status of a virtue in his Encyclical: Sollicitudo rei socialis (“Solicitude for social concerns”) 1988.”
President Louis, in his acceptance, remarks gave a very measured, fervent and analytical  assessment of today’s situation as seen through the eyes of an authentic Labor leader, further proving why he is a most worthy recipient of the title of Roving Ambassador for Peace.
His remarks will be published soon on