Paul Glynn was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by Southern Cross University.
Paul’s award was primarily in recognition of his written contributions to the work of reconciliation and healing between Australia and Japan over the past 50 years.
A number of Paul’s books tell stories of everyday heroic people who dedicated themselves to peace and reconciliation in the aftermath of World War II.
The best known, Song of Nagasaki tells the story of Dr Takashi Ngai and was first published over 20 years ago. It has been translated into nine languages and is currently being translated into Chinese.
From the sale of his books Paul has been able to direct over AUD$1m into projects of evangelisation, and the alleviation of poverty and health problems in the Third World.