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Distinguished German Peace Award for Imam Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye

Thursday, 17. October 2013

Distinguished German Peace Award for Imam Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye

Imam Ashafa and Pastor Wuye (Photo: Alan Channer)The board of trustees of the Hessian Peace Prize, granted by the Albert Osswald Foundation, has selected Imam Muhammad Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye as the recipients of the 2013 Hessian Peace Prize. The board of trustees wishes to honor their significant, impressive, exemplary and continued involvement in the prevention and resolution of conflicts.

The Hessian Peace Prize and its Foundation was established in 1993 by the former governor of Hessen, Albert Osswald, and is endowed with 25,000 Euros.

The members of the board of trustees of the Hessian Peace Prize are representatives of the most influential German institutes for peace research.

The ceremony will take place on 30 October in the Hessian Parliament Wiesbaden, the capital of Land Hessen, one of the 16 federal states of Germany.

As part of their programme around the ceremony, they will be received by the Governor of Hessen and be the guests in Francfort am Main of the Hessian Foundation for Peace and Conflict Research. They will also meet experts on Interreligious Dialogue in the Protestant Academy of Hessen-Nassau whith a showing of thefilm The Imam and the Pastor.