December 10, 2008
Bush Gives Presidential Medal to Chuck Colson
President Bush gave Charles Colson the Presidential Citizen Medal today.
He was one of 24 people honored today with the second highest honor for a civilian, second only to the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Colson was the first member of the Nixon administration to serve prison time for Watergate-related offenses and founded Prison Fellowship in 1976.
"For more than three decades, Chuck Colson has dedicated his life to sharing the message of God's boundless love and mercy with prisoners, former prisoners and their families," the White House said in the citation. "Through his strong faith and leadership, he has helped courageous men and women from around the world make successful transitions back into society."
Colson is also a columnist for Christianity Today.