H. E. Rev. Patrick McCollum
Reverend Patrick McCollum is an interfaith chaplain, spiritual mentor, author, and peace counselor. He is known for his Peace Violin, which he built himself using elements from various wars and which he taught himself to play. He now plays the Peace Violin all over the world and at historic events
Patrick was inspired by the Great Mother to promote a sacred universal vision that respects religious and cultural diversity and advances pluralism. He operates the Patrick McCollum Foundation for Peace and has formed an alliance for ecological sustainability with Dr. Jane Goodall, H.H. Puja Swami Chidanand Saraswati, Dr. Vandana Shiva, and H.H. Amrta Suryananda Maha Raja.
As a dedicated peacemaker, Patrick brings forth a well-timed meta-narrative of universal magnitude that is alerting the world of the sacredness of all beings. His efforts have led him to receive various awards, including the Mahatma Gandhi Award for the Advancement of Religious Pluralism and the Ralph Bunche International Peace Award.