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Friday
Jul152011

SHAY CULLEN

SHAY CULLEN is an Irish Columban priest who has been based in the Philippines for more than four decades. Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize three times for his human rights work with the Preda Foundation in Olongapo, he began Preda Fair Trade in 1975, benefiting farmers co-operatives and indigenous people. The processing and export of Preda dried mangoes helps thousands of farmers. He oversees twelve major projects at the Foundation, including environmental protection and tree planting. Shay is the author of Passion and Power, an autobiography, and writes a weekly column in The Manila Times that is published in other newspapers and on-line. In Britain he produces a weekly column in The Universe Catholic newspaper. www.preda.org

- Text of Shay Cullen's talk