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Niwano Peace Winners

 

Rev. Byamugisha

Rev. Byamugisha was the first African priest to declare, publicly, that he was HIV positive, breaking one of the most important barriers in the struggle against HIV, that of stigma-induced silence. He has helped to raise public awareness about the disease in a way that has brought distinction to religious and cultural communities in his own country, across the African continent, and on a global level.
Rev. Canon Gideon Baguma Byamugisha
Prince Hussan

Devoted to building peace with justice in the Middle East, Prince Hassan has provided leadership to a number of world organizations in such areas as conflict resolution, human rights, disarmament, and environmental protection.
Prince Hussan
Ven. Dharma Master Cheng Yen

As founder of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, Ven. Cheng has made a distinguished contribution to alleviating poverty through the foundation's charitable and other activities.
Cheng Yen
23rd Recipient

Rabbis and rabbinical students form this group that works for the defense of human rights of both Jews and Palestinians and promotes interfaith activities in the spirit of Judaism.
Rabbis for Human Rights
22nd recipient of NPP

Dr. Küng is president of the Global Ethic Foundation, which calls for a "global ethic" as seen in various religions as a universal moral principle.
Dr. Hans Kung
21st Niwano Peace Prize Recipient

This organization, consisting of adherents of various religions and sects, works to end conflict and promote social justice, human rights, and peaceful coexistence in Uganda.
Acholi Religious Leaders
20th Niwano Peace Prize Recipient

Dr. Elworthy is a Quaker and founder of the Oxford Research Group, which studies ways to strengthen international security through nuclear disarmament and regulation of weapons exports.
Dr. Priscilla Ellworthy
19th Niwano Peace Prize Recipient

Bishop García has been active in protecting human rights in Mexico and Central and South America. He has contributed to improving social conditions in the Mexican state of Indios.
Bishop Samuel Ruiz Garcia
18th Niwano Peace Prize Recipient

A Palestinian Melkite Catholic priest, Rev. Chacour is dedicated to reconciliation between Jews and Palestinians through the teaching of youth at his educational institutions.
Rev. Chacour
17th Niwano Peace Prize Recipient

A Presbyterian long active in international dialogue among religions, Dr. Kang has worked to implement social justice in his country and established the Korean Conference on Religion and Peace.
Dr. Kang Won Yong
16th Niwano Peace Prize Recipient

The community is a lay Catholic organization for assisting the weak and the poor. It also has succeeded in mediating conflicts in Africa and other areas.
The Community of Saint Egidio
15th Niwano Peace Prize Recipient

Ven. Ghosananda devoted himself to reconciliation among his people and assisting refugees following the atrocities of the Pol Pot regime and the subsequent civil war.
Ven. Maha Ghosananda
14th Niwano Peace Prize Recipient

The Corrymeela Community has developed grassroots programs to encourage reconciliation between Protestants and Catholics by providing a site for meetings and discussions.
The Corrymeela Community
13th Niwano Peace Prize Recipient

As the leader of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Ms. Hasegawa has promoted disarmament, the defense of human rights, and the improvement of women's social status.
Ms. Marii K. Hasegawa
12th Niwano Peace Prize Recipient

Dr. Aram was a Hindu dedicated to peace through economic development and human rights protection. He founded Shanti Ashram, a movement to improve rural life.
Dr. M. Aram
11th Niwano Peace Prize Recipient

Cardinal Arns is dedicated to the democratic process through his Justice and Peace Commission in Sao Paulo. He also contributes to world peace through interreligious cooperation.
Paulo E. Cardinal Arns
10th Niwano Peace Prize Recipient

Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam is a joint community of Jews and Palestinians in Israel. It strives to educate young Jews and Arabs in the ideal of peaceful coexistence.
Neve Shalom / Wahat al-Salam
9th Niwano Peace Prize Recipient

Dr. Ariyaratne spread the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement throughout his country to emphasize the ideal of sharing in the spirit of Buddhism.
Dr. A. T. Ariyaratne
8th Niwano Peace Prize Recipient

A devout Roman Catholic, Dr. Goss-Mayr promotes peace activities through the International Fellowship of Reconciliation. During the Cold War, she concentrated on East-West dialogue in Europe.
Dr. Hildegard Boss-Mayr
7th Niwano Peace Prize Recipient

Dr. Cousins, a pioneer in assisting the politically oppressed and Japan's atomic bomb victims, advocated nuclear disarmament and founded the National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy in 1957.
Dr. Normal Cousins
6th Niwano Peace Prize Recipient

The head priest of Tendai Buddhism strove for interreligious cooperation. He hosted the Religious Summit Meeting on Mount Hiei in 1987, in the spirit of the 1986 Day of Prayer for Peace in Assisi, Italy.
Ven. Etai Yamaada
5th Niwano Peace Prize Recipient

The congress has offered proposals for ending conflicts between Israelis and Palestinians and elsewhere in the Middle East, while promoting Muslim solidarity and interreligious dialogue.
The World Muslim Congress
4th Niwano Peace Prize Recipient

Dr. Potter greatly contributed to interreligious dialogue and understanding as a Methodist minister serving in the World Council of Churches, including as general secretary.
Dr. Phillip A. Potter
3rd Niwano Peace Prize Recipient

As president of the Buddhist Association of China, Mr. Zhao was dedicated to improving his country's social work and public welfare activities, as well as international religious cooperation.
Mr. Zhao Puchu
2nd Niwano Peace Prize Recipient

Dr. Jack was the first secretary-general of the World Conference of Religions for Peace. He endeavored to defend human rights and promote disarmament and the abolition of nuclear weapons.
Dr. Homer A. Jack
1st Niwano Peace Prize Recipient

Archbishop Camara was an advocate of nonviolence in the cause of liberating people from oppression and poverty and raising recognition of their human dignity.
Archibishop Helder P. Camara

 

 
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