A Quaker organization has nominated former President Jimmy Carter for the Nobel Peace Prize, praising him for his devotion to "public service on a global scale" since leaving office.

The American Friends Service Committee, as a 1947 Peace Prize co-winner with its British counterpart, can offer a nominee every year.AFSC Executive Secretary Asia A. Bennett praised Carter's mediation efforts in Ethiopia, the Mideast, Sri Lanka and Somalia as well as his work in the Nicaraguan, Haitian and Panamanian elections. Bennett also said the 66-year-old ex-peanut farmer is a board member and volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, spending a week each year helping build homes for homeless people.