Promoting Solidarity & Peace

The Jimmy Mizen Award recognises young people who have shown a firm and persevering commitment to the common good or peacemaking.

We seek the good of one another, aware of our dependence on one another. We are called to live honestly with one another, working together in love for the good of all. This is what will lead to true peace.  

Nomination Tips: 

Do you know a young person who works to overcome violence in their local community? Perhaps they’ve expanded this action to campaign for peace on a national or international scale. Maybe you know a young adult who strives to foster reconciliation in their community, bringing enemies together and healing communities, or a young person who has a passion to end bullying. Or maybe a group worth singling out who are promoting solidarity and peace.  

One of the 2015 award recipients was Jamie Halliwell, a year 9 pupil from London who strives to end bullying in his school, particularly homophobic bullying. The panellists were impressed by the manner in which Jamie challenged his peers and the senior leadership.   Nominations are now open.

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There are seven categories covering a huge variety of areas, and each has its own criteria. These guidance notes and FAQs provide you with more detail about the criteria of each award and provide some hints on what the panellists will be looking for. Every young person nominated will be considered for the Pope Francis Award, presented by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon.

This resource sheet provides you with a 90 minute youth work session for youth groups or informally in school or college. There is also an accompanying PowerPoint. And check out our FAQs.

We are pleased that St Mary's University, Twickenham is partnering with the Awards to enable us to celebrate the incredible work of young people throughout England and Wales.