"Hani Fahs" Prize for the Defense of Pluralism and Conflict Resolution to Sant'Egidio

December 11 2018 - BEIRUT, LEBANON


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The Community of Sant'Egidio was awarded with the "Hani Fahs" Prize for the Defense of Pluralism on the 5th December in Beirut. The event was attended by a number of Lebanese and Iraqi MPs and religious representatives of every confession.

Both the Award and the Academy conferring it are named after the memory of Sayed Hani Fahs, a Shiite cleric, a man of culture and dialogue and dear friend of Sant’Egidio. Sayed Hani Fahs sadly died in 2014.

The motivation says: "Hani Fahs Award to the Community of Sant'Egidio for the Defense of Pluralism, in recognition of its role in the resolution of conflicts".