Liverpool Hope’s international education programme Global Hope has been presented with an award recognising its commitment to social justice.
The Josephine Butler Memorial Trust presented its Special Award for 2018 to the charitable initiative at the summit on Church, Women and Peace, which was held at the Creative Campus.
Explaining the history of the Trust and the reason for Global Hope’s selection, a spokesperson said: “The Josephine Butler Memorial Trust is committed to highlighting the role of Josephine Butler, the eminent Victorian Christian feminist and social reformer who spent much of her life here in Liverpool.
“The trust makes awards to charities and individuals whose life and work mirror the values of Christian Social Justice which Josephine Butler advocated. On this occasion the Josephine Butler Award went to Global Hope reflecting its real commitment to justice, equality and high-level student engagement.”
Global Hope provides staff and students of the University with the opportunity to engage in projects addressing social justice in countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Uganda and Brazil.
As well as the award, the Trust presented a donation to Global Hope, which will goes towards the work the programme does in developing countries each summer.
Eleanor Elhen, from the International team, said: “We are delighted that Global Hope has received the Josephine Butler Special Award for 2018, and would like to thank the Diocese of Liverpool and the Trust for this recognition."