Bozeman's amazing humanitarian, Greg Mortenson, is nominated January 8, 2009 for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Nominating the Bozeman, Montana Mortenson for the prestigious Nobel award, were Montana's House Representative, Denny Rehberg and five other members of US Congress, who jointly sent a letter Wednesday to Norway's Nobel Committee, based in Oslo, Norway.
Rehberg stated, "Greg Mortenson's work advancing children's education in volatile countries encompasses these values....I can think of no one more deserving of this award."
Greg Mortenson, who co-founded both the Central Asia Institute and Pennies for Peace, regulary wows the global community with his on-going dedication to promoting children's education and peace in the world's most dangerous areas of the world. When not overseas, Mortenson lives in Bozeman, Montana with his wife, Clinical Psychologist, Dr.Tara Bishop, and two children.
California Representative Mary Bono states, "I've learned more from Greg Mortenson about the causes of terrorism than I did during all our briefings on Capitol Hill. He is a true hero, whose creativity, courage, and compassion exemplify the true ideals of the American spirit."
Mortenson is also co-author of the popular book, Three Cups of Tea, about the real-world transition of Mortenson from mountain-climber to humanitarian committed to conquering poverty and educating girls in Pakistan and Afganistan.
Three Cups of Tea: "The first time you share tea with a Balti, you are a stranger. The second time you take tea, you are an honored guest. The third time you share a cup of tea, you become family..."
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