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24 February 2017


Perseverance and compassion: Dr Munib Younan

Perseverance and compassion: Dr Munib Younan

Lutheran bishop awarded Niwano Peace Prize

THE Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Jordan & the Holy Land, Dr Munib Younan, who is the President of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), is to be awarded the 34th Niwano Peace Prize, in Tokyo, Japan, in July, for his “perseverance and compassion” in developing interfaith relations in the Holy Land, it was announced on Monday. “In a world characterised by leaders who seek to emphasise difference and hatred, Bishop Younan has consistently strived for the opposite,” the Niwano Peace Foundation said.

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