Ugandan faith leaders win Niwano prize

Acholi Religious Leaders' Peace Initiative
The Japan-based Niwano Peace Foundation says it will for the first time award its annual prize to an African group—the Acholi Religious Leaders’ Peace Initiative, which seeks social justice and the end to a bloody conflict in Uganda.

The peace prize is awarded annually to an individual or organization contributing significantly to world peace by promoting interreligious cooperation. The prize, which brings with it $185,000, will be presented in Tokyo on May 11.


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