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Niwano Peace Prize awarded to Lebanese interreligious foundation

BEIRUT (CNS): Adyan, a Lebanese foundation for interreligious studies and spiritual solidarity, is the recipient of the 35th Niwano Peace Prize.
 
Announcing the international award in Beirut, Lebanon, on February 19, Maronite Father Fadi Daou, president of Adyan Foundation, said that the country had moved “a firm step further toward its recognition as a world centre for dialogue between cultures and religions.” 
 

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Japanese award to Sri Lankan centre for peace

TOKYO (AsiaNews): Sri Lanka’s Centre for Peace Building and Reconciliation is this year’s winner of the Niwano Peace Prize, which is awarded by the Niwano Peace Foundation each year in Japan.

The centre was founded in 2002 by Dishani Jayaweera and Jayantha Seneviratne, both of whom belonged to the Sinhala Buddhists since its foundation.

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