On Thursday, December 30th, Millennial will reveal its 2013 Person of the Year. The award goes to a millennial who made an outstanding contribution to human flourishing and the common good. Their actions reflect a commitment to the dignity and worth of the person. Eligible persons must be born on or after October 16, 1978 (the beginning of Blessed John Paul II's papacy).
Please note that the nomination can be someone of any faith tradition or of faith tradition at all.
Nominations may be submitted below. Along with nominations, please give a brief explanation of why this person should be named Millennial's 2013 Person of the Year.
I'd like to nominate my brother, Jesuit brother, Ken Homan, SJ. Ken, who, at only 22 years of age, diligently serves his [human] community through environmental stewardship by advocating against fracking, leading teach-ins as persons prepared to attend the SOA vigil, served as a national park ranger for his ministry experience, coaches inner city wrestlers and serves as a mentor to those young men, plants flowers and listens to the immigrants' stories. In short, Ken always pushes, questions, challenges ways in which the common good can be more profoundly experienced, profoundly demonstrated in order to help persons to flourish.
I nominate Malala Yousafzai for Millennial Person of the Year for her great work for peace and education for girls in the Middle East. No other Millennial has had a more profound impact on the global common good.