2023 Blessed are the Peacemakers Awardee
Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative
CTU will honor Bryan Stevenson with our 2023 Blessed are the Peacemakers award as founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, for his faith-rooted activism and career-long dedication to helping those who are poor, incarcerated, and condemned. At this time in the history of America, we at CTU have been encouraged by the burgeoning anti-poverty and antidiscrimination efforts that challenge inequality in our country that Mr. Stevenson has initiated including the creation of two highly acclaimed cultural sites: the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. For fifty-three years, CTU has advocated, nourished and proclaimed the same social justice ethos Mr. Stevenson so eloquently exudes in his call for people of faith to join him in the critical “prophetic and necessary Christian witness in the world we need so desperately” in political, cultural and social spaces.