Vanunu: Humanist of the Year

The Church of Humanism has honored Mordechai Vanunu by electing him Humanist of the Year for 2000.

In his letter informing the imprisoned honoree of the award, Rev. Joseph Ben-David told Vanunu, "You are honest, courageous, and morally highly motivated, and the great sacrifice you have made serves to protect not only those living in Israel but all the peoples of the Middle East and perhaps in the world."

The award also calls on the President of Israel to free Vanunu with an immediate grant of clemency.

Previous Humanists of the Year include Rev. Daniel Berrigan, Vaclav Havel, and Leonard Peltier.