In judging, the judges were mindful particularly of those who had the courage to hold events in areas marked by recent interfaith tension or conflicts. They took into consideration efforts made despite scantiness of resources, but also took into consideration the excellence of efforts. They further took into consideration whether events were consistent with the text of the U.N. Resolution establishing the Prize. Accordingly, judges did not reward movements towards religious syncretism but rather rewarded events which respected each religion as it is. Finally, in accordance with the terms of the Prize, judges rewarded events specifically celebrating the World Interfaith Harmony Week rather than good interfaith work in general. Accordingly, the judges are delighted to announce:
The prize-giving ceremony will take place on Thursday 25th April, 2013 at the site of the Baptism of Jesus Christ by the River Jordan in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
The following two runners-up will also be sent runner-up certificates of ‘honorable mention’:
- First Honorable Mention: A certificate will be awarded to the Silsilah Forum Davao for their events ‘Student Leaders’ Confluence for Harmony and Signing of Covenant Ceremony’ in the Philippines
- Second Honorable Mention: A certificate will be awarded to the Tro i Harmoni (Faiths in Harmony) for their event ‘Faith, Hope and Love’ in Denmark
All Praise belongs to God Alone.
- H.R.H. Princess Areej Ghazi
- H.B. Patriarch Theophilus III – Patriarch of the Holy City, Palestine and Jordan
- 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
- 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
- Mr. Nabil Al-Sahib – First Deputy of the Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought
- Mr. Aftab Ahmed – Office Director of the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre