Bryan Jessup and his wife, Edie Jessup (not pictured), are being honored next weekend with the “Practicing Peace Award.” (Times-Standard file photo)
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Edie and Bryan Jessup will receive the “Practicing Peace Award” Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Arcata Playhouse, 1251 Ninth St. in Arcata. There’s no charge to attend this event which is part of the Against the Wind Festival.

Bryan Jessup was pastor at the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Bayside until his recent retirement.

This new award honors those who have made ground level contributions to peace in local communities.

Following an introductory presentation on “Practicing Peace” by Paul Chappell, peace literacy advocate with the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, everyone will celebrate the Jessups as the inaugural awardees of this award. Presenting the award will be Terry Supahan, Bonnie MacGregor, Ann Anderson, Katherine Dunning and Peter Pennekamp.

Bryan Jessup is a graduate of Stanford University and the Berkeley Theological Union, receiving his Master of Divinity degree in 1984. He and Edie came to Humboldt County in 2013 after serving 29 years in ministry in Maine, Connecticut and Fresno. Throughout Bryan’s career in ministry, most recently as pastor of the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Foundation, his commitment to the underserved and to social justice have been carried forward with devotion and loving attention.

In the community, he and Edie have advocated for the homeless, the Justice for Josiah campaign, climate change, gun safety, immigration and peace.

For more information about the award or the Against the Wind Festival, contact Jack Irvine, project chair, at 707-407-9667 or pjirvine@suddenlink.net.

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