The Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF) has announced it will award $2,000 to five activists for peace, social justice, or environmental work that is inspired by Buddhism. The prize is named for Soma Bhikkhuni, the first enlightened woman. Candidates must have done at least two years of work — paid or unpaid — in their field. The deadline for applications is April 28, 2017.
The BPF was founded in 1978 as an ecumenical organization dedicated to the principle of interconnectedness, with the mission of creating peace, liberation, and progressive social change.
Soma Award 2017 – Buddhist Peace Fellowship
Bringing together the deep streams of Buddhist wisdom and organizing for social change, it is our honor to offer awards of $2,000 to 5 activists whose outstanding work for peace, social justice, and / or environmental defense is influenced by Buddhist wisdom.