H.M King Abdullah II of Jordan sponsors annual WIHW Prize.
H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan is the official sponsor of the World Interfaith Harmony Week prizes. There are three WIHW Prizes in total. A prize will be given to each of the three best events or texts organized in honour of the UN WIHW which best promote the goals of the WIHW.
For the purposes of the Prize, we will accept events held any time from the last week of January to the first week of March.
The prizes will be:
First – $25,000 and a gold medal
Second – $15,000 and a silver medal
Third – $5,000 and a bronze medal
The prizes will be awarded to those events or texts that are judged to have been most successful in promoting interfaith harmony, and impacting religious understanding.
The Judges for the 2016 WIHW Prize:
- H.R.H. Princess Areej Ghazi
- H.B. Patriarch Theophilus III – Patriarch of the Holy City, Palestine and Jordan
- H.E. Sheikh Dr Ali Gomaa – former Grand Mufti of the Arab Republic of Egypt
- H.E. Bishop Munib Yunan – Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, and President of the World Federation of Evangelical Lutheran Churches
Sheikh Usama al-Sayyid Al-Azhari – Professor at Al-Azhar University
- Father Nabil Haddad – Founder and Executive Director of the Jordanian Interfaith Coexistence Research Centre
- Dr. Minwer Al-Mheid – Director of the Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought
Submission of Supporting Materials
To be considered for the prize, entries must submit the following:
- photos and / or videos from the event
- media reports about the event or text
- Testimonial(s) of Distinguished Guest(s) about event
- 3-5 references who can testify to qualifications of person/organization competing for the prize
The prize-giving ceremony will be held in Jordan (flights and accommodation will be provided).
- Register on-line at http://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/submit-an-event/
- Submit supporting materials by March 8, 2016: http://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/submit-your-report/
- Notification of awards [March, 2016]
- Prize-giving Ceremony [April, 2016]
*The World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the United Nations General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. Just under a month later, on October 20, 2010, it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February, every year, will be observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week.
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