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February 18, 2014 > Sister Ramona Bascom receives award

Sister Ramona Bascom receives award

Submitted By Allysson McDonald

On Sunday, February 9, Sister Ramona Bascom, OP was honored with a Courageous Love Award by the Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation. The award is given in conjunction with the national ÒStanding on the Side of LoveÓ campaign, which promotes equality for marginalized communities.

Sister Ramona Bascom is a Dominican Sister who lives in the Dominican Mother House in Fremont. She is a founder of the organization ÒInterfaith Women of PeaceÓ which sponsors or co-sponsors many peace-related events, including the International Day of Peace, The Interfaith Thanksgiving Service and the International Day of Prayer. As a result of these activities, people from many faiths meet together and act as a voice for a peaceful world. The Interfaith Women of Peace consists of a diverse group of women who promote peace through friendship and understanding.

This fourth annual award was presented to Sister Bascom in support and celebration of her accomplishments and encouragement of others. ÒSister Ramona Bascom represents everything our community strives for: not only does she work for peace in tangible and meaningful ways within our community, but the presence and love she brings to this work is extraordinary and transformative,Ó said Rev. Jeremy D. Nickel of Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation.

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