Minister for Multiculturalism John Ajaka presented founder and chairman of Exodus Foundation Reverend Bill Crews with the 2015 NSW Human Rights Award at the Parliament House on 22 September.
The NSW Human Rights Award is presented annually in memory of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish businessman who saved thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during the Second World War.
The NSW Human Rights Award pays tribute to those who support the disadvantaged and marginalized and endeavour to make NSW a better community.
“Reverend Crews has dedicated his life to helping the elderly, sick, homeless and disadvantaged. His perseverance in positively influencing the community is outstanding and fully deserves this recognition,” Ajaka said.
“Reverend Crews is a passionate campaigner who exemplifies compassion, and will make an outstanding NSW Human Rights Ambassador,” he added.
Reverend Bill Crews started his career as an electrical engineer and joined the Wayside Chapel in 1969. He then became a Minister for the Uniting Church and for 30 years has run the Exodus Foundation. He is a Minister of the Ashfield Parish in Sydney’s Inner West.