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King honours winners of King Abdullah II Award for World Interfaith Harmony Week
Amman, April 30 (Petra) -- His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday patronized the King Abdullah II World Interfaith Harmony Week award ceremony.

During the ceremony, which took place at Husseiniya Palace, His Majesty presented the awards to four winners.

The World Interfaith Harmony Week was initiated by the King, who put it forward to the 56th session of the UN General Assembly, which unanimously adopted it.

First prize was awarded to the Calgary Interfaith Council in Canada, in recognition of its efforts to boost peaceful coexistence against extremism, bias and conflict.

The recipient of second prize was the International Forum Bosnia’s Centre for Interfaith Dialogue in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in recognition of their effort to launch a program in 2017 to celebrate interfaith dialogue.

Third prize went to the PL84U AL-SUFFA organization in the United Kingdom in appreciation of its efforts to provide meals, shelter, and company to the elderly, regardless of their beliefs.

The interfaith week, which began after the UN unanimously adopted the initiative of His Majesty in October 2010, is an annual platform to raise awareness and understanding between followers of the different faiths and promote dialogue and goodwill, through conducting activities and events that spread this message.

The ceremony was attended by HRH Prince Ghazi, King’s chief adviser for religious and cultural affairs and personal envoy, Royal Court Chief Fayez Tarawneh, King’s Office Director and Muslim scholars and Christian religious men.

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30/4/2017 - 03:57:25 PM
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