Shalom Prize

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The Shalom Prize has been awarded annually by the Shalom Working Group for Justice and Peace at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt since 1982 . It goes to people or projects who work for human rights.

The Shalom Working Group for Justice and Peace

The working group was founded in 1981 by students, inspired by the international Justitia-et-Pax movement. The working group sees itself as a human rights organization . Students from the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and citizens of the city of Eichstätt are involved in this on a voluntary basis. It is legally accredited as the official working group of the Student Convention and therefore part of this body.

The aim of the working group is to make a contribution to global peace and the protection of human rights. These include a sustainable lifestyle, awareness-raising measures (church services, vigils, seminars, etc.) as well as the annual award of the Shalom Prize.

The Shalom Prize

The Shalom Prize is an ideal and material award that the working group awards every year to a personality or group who is committed to justice and peace in their country. Often the focus is on an oppressed people or an oppressed minority . The award is given to people who:

  • out of their human disposition
  • using their lives and their personal freedom
  • for justice, peace, freedom for all, solidarity with the oppressed, tolerance,
  • work for a just economic order, democracy and protection of the environment and thus help to protect and promote the realization of human rights.

The shalom price is made up entirely of donations that flow into the project in full, without any deductions for administrative costs. In this way, over 20,000 euros each time could be collected in one year. Years later, the working group stayed in contact with the award winners and tried to sensitize local society to the problems of the respective countries.

Award winners

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Shabo Talay: Speech on the awarding of the Shalom Prize of the AK for Justice and Peace at the Catholic University of Eichstätt to Malfono Isa Gülten and Pastor Yusuf Akbulut from Turabdin. In: June 23, 2001. Retrieved March 27, 2018 .
  2. US Congressional Letter on Fr. Yusuf Akbulut. In: December 21, 2000, accessed May 19, 2019 .
  3. Habilitation Prize 2006 ( Memento from October 4, 2007 in the Internet Archive )
  4. "Garbage Children" in Cairo - Luciano Verdoscia
  5. Vatican Radio
  6. Rescuer not in sight . In: Der Spiegel . No. 19 , 1990 ( online ).
  7. Award of the Shalom Prize 2012 to Bertha Cáceres Flores
  8. 2013: Padre Paulo Joanil da Silva. In: Retrieved May 16, 2019 .
  9. Shalom Prize 2014 to Lory Obal and ICON Lory Obal and the ICON
  10. a b c Help with donations - the prize money has been used for this in recent years. In: Retrieved March 27, 2018 .
  11. Shalom Prize 2015 goes to Thérèse Mema Mapenzi ( Memento from October 24, 2016 in the Internet Archive )
  12. Shalom Prize 2016 , accessed on October 29, 2016
  13. Shalom Working Group. Retrieved March 31, 2017 .
  14. Record result at the Shalom Prize 2017 - 30,500 euros transferred to PREDA in the Philippines. Press release. In: October 24, 2017, accessed November 6, 2018 .
  15. ^ "The word is a right, to defend it, is a duty" - Shalom Prize 2018 , AK Shalom from February 20, 2018; Accessed March 27, 2018
  16. Eichstätt: New Messages from the Shalom Prize Winners - 25,000 euros transferred to the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression . In: . ( [accessed on November 5, 2018]).
  17. 2019: Pastor József Lankó. In: 2019, accessed October 23, 2019 .
  18. 2020: Dr. Massimo Del Bene , AK Shalom; Accessed April 15, 2020