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A New Delhi-based institute headed by a Catholic priest to promote studies in harmony and peace has won a UN award. The Institute of Harmony and Peace Studies (IHPS) has been selected for the third prize in the King Abdullah II World Interfaith Harmony Week 2021. The first has gone to Wellington Interfaith Council of New Zealand and the second to The Religion and Politics Forum, Tokyo, Japan.
The prizes are set up by the United Nations and are sponsored by King Abdullah II of Jordan. The third prize comprises a certificate, a medal and US$1,000.
“We are pleased to announce that your event, Celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week 2021, has been selected as Third Prize for the King Abdullah II UN WIHW 2021 Prize. Many congratulations! It is a wonderful effort,” says a message from the organizers that IHPS director Father M D Thomas received on March 28.

(Extracted from mattersindia.com)