Commitment to Reconciliation and Nonviolent Cooperation
Award Winners from Palestine, Colombia and Germany
Palestinian Bassam Aramin received the Prize in the Category “Unknown Peace Worker” for his reconciliation activities in the Middle East. The Columbian Organization Conciudadanía („Civil Rights for All“) was marked as the exemplary Initiative. It was founded 16 years ago by the committed private individuals who did not want to put up with violence of a civil war. The economic and social scientist Wolfgang Kessler honours the Foundation by his public commitment to Peace, Justice and the Integrity of Creation. Kessler, born in 1953, has worked more than 20 years as a journalist and chief editor of the Christian Newspaper “Public Forum”. In his reports and books, such as well-known - “Worldquake. Ways out of the Globalisation Trap”, he is driven first of all by the idea that the economy should serve the people and not vice versa.