Rhodes (Greece), October 9, 2015
United Religions Initiative (URI) - Africa presented its Africa Peace Award of the Year 2015 to the World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations.” The ceremony took place at the Opening Plenary Meeting of the 13th Rhodes Forum.
The Prestigious Africa Peace Award of URI-Africa was presented to the World Public Forum in appreciation and acknowledgment of the WPF’s outstanding work in promoting culture of peace, constructive dialogue and partnership and in creating a network among various international and national nongovernmental organizations, representatives of public and state institutions, civil society organizations and faith-based groups, academics, representatives of cultural, spiritual, business, and media spheres from different countries, members of diverse civilizations and cultural traditions.
The award is also in recognition of the World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations”’ effort to protect the spiritual and cultural values of humankind and to create a space for constructive dialogue among the major civilizations of the modern world and introducing the spirit of cooperation and understanding into everyday life.
The award was handed over by Ambassador Mussie Hailu, Special Advisor on Inter-Faith, Inter-Religious and Inter-Cultural issues of the Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union.