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The Adyan Foundation in Lebanon Receives the 35th Niwano Peace Prize

February 2018

 

The Niwano Peace Prize International Selection Committee has decided to award the 35th Niwano Peace Prize to the Adyan Foundation in Lebanon, whose mission is to strengthen citizenship and coexistence in diversified societies and create contexts and platforms for interfaith spiritual solidarity. On February 19, Dr. Hiroshi M. Niwano, chairperson of the Niwano Peace Foundation, announced the recipient at a news conference held in Kyoto. The presentation ceremony will take place on May 9 in Tokyo. In addition to an award certificate, the Adyan Foundation will receive a medal and 20 million yen (about $180,000).

 

The Adyan Foundation was founded in 2006 by five people: Fadi Daou, Nayla Tabbara, Mireille Matar, Tony Sawma, and Samah Halwany, who are followers of different denominations of Christianity and Islam, and have varying professional expertise. The unity within their diversity has been the Adyan Foundation's strongest asset. In 2016, a decade after its founding, the foundation had gained more than 3,000 members. Its central task is to bring citizens to the understanding that diversity is an asset and strength rather than a liability or weakness. Notably, the foundation developed the Building Resilience and Reconciliation program for children and educators, which offers a guide to peace and reconciliation for those affected by the Syrian war.

 

Rissho Kosei-kai International held a two-week Leaders Training Seminar July 6-18 in Tokyo and the Founder's birthplace, in Suganuma, Niigata Prefecture.
Rissho Kosei-kai International held a two-week Leaders Training Seminar July 6-18 in Tokyo and the Founder's birthplace, in Suganuma, Niigata Prefecture.

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