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Friday, December 8, 2006

Peace Abbey to honor Kucinich



Kucinich at a political rally
(Getty Images photo by J.D. Pooley)

The Sherborn Peace Abbey has invited U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, to receive an award at the abbey on Dec. 17.

The abbey plans to give Kucinich a “Courage of Conscience” award for speaking out against the Iraq war, according to abbey program coordinator Dot Walsh. The award has been given to 110 people in the past, including the Dalai Lama and Mother Teresa, according to the abbey Web site.

Kucinich, who ran for president in 2004, is also expected to speak about animal rights if he is able to come, Walsh said. The abbey should know by Monday whether Kucinich can attend the event, she said.

-— Kyle Alspach

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