Category: This Irish America
A top Philadelphia-based Labor leader has been awarded the World Peace Prize. Michael Barnes, First International Vice President, IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees) and a Vice President of the New Jersey AFL-CIO, was presented with the World Peace Prize of “Roving Ambassador for Peace” on June 18 at a ceremony in IATSE’s Philadelphia headquarters. The presentation was made by Fr. Sean McManus, Chief Judge of the World Peace Prize and President of the Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus while 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. Pictured is Barbara Flaherty, Michael Barnes and Fr. McManus.