2003 UNESCO Prize for peace education award ceremonyThe laureate of this year’s UNESCO Prize for Peace Education, Father Emil Shufani, will receive his award from Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura in a ceremony on September 8 (5 p.m, Room I). The Director-General will also present an Honourable Mention to Yolande Mukagasana (Rwanda/Belgium).
Born in 1947, Father Emil Shufani has worked for decades to bring Jews, Moslems and Christians closer together. An Israeli Arab Christian himself, he founded the project “Education for peace, democracy and coexistence” in 1988 at St Joseph’s College in Nazareth, where he has been principal since 1976. He has written numerous works, and two compilations of his interviews were published in France by Albin Michel, Le Curé de Nazareth (1998) and Comme un veilleur attend la paix (2002). In May 2003, he led a joint Jewish-Arab pilgrimage to Auschwitz-Birkenau as part of his project “Memory for Peace”.
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|Publication Date||02 Sep 2003|