Donald Mosley

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Donald Mosley is a co-founder of the Habitat for Humanity organization. [1] Mosley was a Peace Corps volunteer in Malaysia and a regional director in South Korea. With a background in history, math, engineering and anthropology, he helped launch Habitat for Humanity in the 1970s. He has been on the international board of directors since 1995.

In 1984, as national chairman for the Fellowship of Reconciliation, he helped lead a delegation to Nicaragua during the war there between the Sandinistas and the Contras. That experience impacted him to lead many such groups on dozens of trips to conflict zones in Central America, the Middle East and other parts of the world.

In 2003 he helped to launch the All Our Children campaign by which thousands of people in the U.S. churches and mosques have provided medicine for Iraqi children.

Mosley is a writer and lectures in churches, universities and in other settings. He is author of a book titled "With Our Own Eyes."

He and his wife, Carolyn Mosley, are founding members of the Jubilee Partners community in Georgia, which has hosted about 3,000 refugees from more than 30 countries around the world. The main goal of the Jubilee Partners is to live as an intentional Christian service community and to extend hospitality to newly arrived refugees.

Mosley received the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award in 2005 for exemplifying Christian ideals. It was named after a 1963 encyclical letter by Pope John XXIII that calls upon all people of good will to secure peace among all nations; Pacem in Terris is Latin for 'Peace on Earth.'

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  1. ^ "Habitat For Humanity Press Release". Habitat for Humanity. Retrieved 5 November 2010.