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.
- 1982: Bishop Arturo Rivera y Damas (El Salvador), prize money: 5,000 DM
- 1983: Lech Wałęsa (Poland) and Sr. Pilar Verzosa (Philippines), prize money: 20,000 DM
- 1984: Bishop Juan Gerardi Conedera (Guatemala), prize money: DM 21,630
- 1985: Bishop Revelo (El Salvador), prize money: 17,013 DM
- 1986: not awarded
- 1987: Padre Tomás Garcia (Guatemala), prize money: 15,000 DM
- 1988: not awarded
- 1989: Paulo Suess on behalf of the Indian Mission Council CIMI and the indigenous peoples of Brazil , laudation by Kuno Füssel , prize money: 16,481 DM
- 1990–1992: not awarded
- 1993: Carmelita Santos (Guatemala), prize money: DM 15,000
- 1994: Sr. Karoline Mayer (Chile), prize money: 25,000 DM, laudation by Helmut Frenz
- 1995: "People for Peace" (Kenya), prize money: 19,212 DM, laudation by Bernhard Häring
- 1996: Obiora Francis Ike (Nigeria), prize money: 16,500 DM,
- 1997: ATPDH and AJAC (Chad), prize money: DM 18,237
- 1998: Yanette Bautista (Colombia), prize money: DM 21,010
- 1999: Chris Hunter (Chechnya), prize money: 21,500 DM, laudation by Barbara Gladysch
- 2000: Marguerite Barankitse (Burundi), prize money: 24,000 DM, laudation by Karoline Mayer
- 2001: (Malfano) Isa Gülten (Aramaic: Isa Garis), director of the Mor Gabriel monastery school and pastor Yusuf Akbulut (Turkey), prize money: 22,500 DM, laudation Shabo Talay (winner of the habilitation prize of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg , 2006 )
- 2002: Michail Fanous “Open House” (Israel / Palestine), prize money: 13,200 €, laudation Dolores Bauer
- 2003: Vilma Nunez with her projects Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (CENIDH) a partner of Bread for the World and CCER (Nicaragua), prize money: 12,178 €
- 2004: Father Tadeo Nguyen Van Ly (Vietnam), prize money: € 12,630
- 2005: Father Prof. Luciano Verdoscia (Director of the Department for Islamic Studies at the Pontifical Institute for Arabic-Islamic Studies ), supported by the Children's Mission, with his project Abna Wadi al Nil (Egypt), prize money: € 14,934, laudation Heinz Otto Luthe (sponsor of the New Year's Eve )
- 2006: Women and Development Project (WADEP) and The Ark Foundation Ghana (Ghana), prize money: € 11,030
- 2007: Bishop Joseph Coutts (Pakistan), prize money: € 14,578
- 2008: Irina Gruschewaja Malinowka in Belarus and László Sümegh Sance, os in Prague, prize money: € 13,446, laudation Astrid Motz (terres des hommes Germany) and Juliane von Krause
- 2009: not awarded
- 2010: Agnes Mailu project SOLGIDI (solidarity with girls in need) in Kenya, prize money: 19,513 €, laudation Lea Ackermann
- 2011: Judith Maldonado Mojica - law collective Luis Carlos Pérez (Colombia) Prize money: € 18,310.48, laudation Adrian Oelschlegel (Bread for the World)
- 2012: Bertha Cáceres Flores
- 2013 Padre Paulo Joanil da Silva on behalf of the Comissão Pastoral da Terra (CPT)
- 2014: Lory Obal , prize money € 20,000
- 2015: Thérèse Mema Mapenzi , prize money: € 24,500
- 2016: Robi Damelin and Mazen Faraj , prize money: € 24,000
- 2017: Shay Cullen ( PREDA Foundation ) (Philippines), prize money: € 30,500
- 2018: Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression , prize money: € 25,000
- 2019: József Lankó , prize money: € 28,300
- 2020: Massimo Del Bene
- Shalom Working Group for Justice and Peace
- Agnes Mailu: 3sat series Wide Worlds , November 2008 ( Memento from August 6, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
- 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: margabrielverein.de. June 23, 2001. Retrieved March 27, 2018 .
- US Congressional Letter on Fr. Yusuf Akbulut. In: aina.org. December 21, 2000, accessed May 19, 2019 .
- Habilitation Prize 2006 ( Memento from October 4, 2007 in the Internet Archive )
- "Garbage Children" in Cairo - Luciano Verdoscia
- Vatican Radio
- Rescuer not in sight . In: Der Spiegel . No. 19 , 1990 ( online ).
- Award of the Shalom Prize 2012 to Bertha Cáceres Flores
- 2013: Padre Paulo Joanil da Silva. In: ak-shalom.com. Retrieved May 16, 2019 .
- Shalom Prize 2014 to Lory Obal and ICON Lory Obal and the ICON
- Help with donations - the prize money has been used for this in recent years. In: ak-shalom.com. Retrieved March 27, 2018 .
- Shalom Prize 2015 goes to Thérèse Mema Mapenzi ( Memento from October 24, 2016 in the Internet Archive )
- Shalom Prize 2016 , accessed on October 29, 2016
- Shalom Working Group. Retrieved March 31, 2017 .
- Record result at the Shalom Prize 2017 - 30,500 euros transferred to PREDA in the Philippines. Press release. In: ak-shalom.com. October 24, 2017, accessed November 6, 2018 .
- "The word is a right, to defend it, is a duty" - Shalom Prize 2018 , AK Shalom from February 20, 2018; Accessed March 27, 2018
- Eichstätt: New Messages from the Shalom Prize Winners - 25,000 euros transferred to the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression . In: donaukurier.de . ( donaukurier.de [accessed on November 5, 2018]).
- 2019: Pastor József Lankó. In: ak-shalom.com. 2019, accessed October 23, 2019 .
- 2020: Dr. Massimo Del Bene , AK Shalom; Accessed April 15, 2020