Mother Teresa Award to Real Life ‘Machine Gun Preacher’
Activist Sam Childers (l), seen with Gerard Butler, the actor who played him in “Machine Gun Preacher,” will travel to Mumbai Oct. 27 to accept a humanitarian award from the Harmony Foundation.
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The Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice will be presented to Sam Childers, the so-called “Machine Gun Preacher” whose life was made into a Hollywood film starring Gerard Butler.
Childers will travel to Mumbai to receive the award Oct. 27, according to a press release.
“Machine Gun Preacher” (2011) is an action-filled biopic about Childers, a former gang biker turned preacher and defender of African orphans. The movie, released in 2011 by Relativity Media, was based on Childers’ book “Another Man’s War.”
A letter from Dr. Abraham Mathai, president of the Harmony Foundation, reads: “The award is to be bestowed for Mr. Childers’ devotion, commitment and dedication to lead armed rescue missions directly into the territory of the atrocious Lord’s Resistance Army in Northern Uganda, which has resulted in the rescue of over 1,000 abducted children.
“These efforts have propelled Sam Childers to be an outstanding icon worldwide for the cause of children affected by internal conflicts.”