Rev. Jacklevyn Manuputty
Rev. Jacklevyn Manuputty sought to nourish peace in the Maluku Islands of Indonesia which were torn apart by religiously motivated violence. He strengthened communal bonds by co-founding the Maluku Interfaith Institution for Humanitarian Action, (LAIM). LAIM creates institutional capacity building programs, develops positive public discourse and builds a network of pluralistic conflict prevention observers. LAIM builds interfaith peace groups of women, journalists, religious leaders and students. It has a live in program for clergy to overnight in each other’s homes to build trust and work together to solve social problems. Rev. Jacky and his colleagues developed a peace curriculum, an interfaith peace sermon program and a trauma healing program. Rev. Jacky is one of 35 Christian delegates to sign the Malino II Peace Agreement in February 2002. He is the recipient of the Tanenbaum Peacemaker's In Action Award.