Pax Christi USA congratulates Kim Lamberty on being designated Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore’s Peacemaker of the Year.
“Kim is a wonderful choice,” stated Johnny Zokovitch, Pax Christi USA Executive Director. “She has a long history of living out the values which are at the heart of what it means to be the ‘peace of Christ’. So excited for her to be recognized in this way and grateful for her continuing witness.”
From the Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore website:
Dr. Kim Lamberty has been developing and managing faith-based justice, peace, cross-cultural, and community service programs for over 25 years. She served as director of social justice ministry at St. John the Baptist parish in Silver Spring, from 1996 to 2003. From 2004 to 2008, she accompanied vulnerable communities and human rights workers in Palestine, Colombia, and the U.S.-Mexico border through her work with Christian Peacemaker Teams. She managed Haiti programming and directed work with U.S. universities for Catholic Relief Services from 2010 to 2019. At CRS, Kim worked to wean U.S. churches away from a charity model of international development and toward a focus on economic justice and peacebuilding.
Kim just left her position as director of justice, peace and integrity of creation at the Society of the Sacred Heart United States and Canada Province to accept the role of executive director at the Quixote Center. She is also founder and president of Just Haiti, a fair-trade coffee company that focuses on economic justice for vulnerable small-scale farmers, and co-owner (with her brother) of Conscious Coffees, another fair-trade coffee company. Kim specializes in addressing root causes of poverty, violence, and environmental degradation, especially relating to economic justice and consumption in the United States, and she has published numerous articles on the topic, especially as it relates to Haiti.
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