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Niwano Peace Prize

Niwano Peace Prize

The Atoms for Peace Award was established in 1955 through a grant of $1,000,000 by the Ford Motor Company Fund. An independent nonprofit corporation was set up to administer the award for the development or application of peaceful nuclear technology. It was created in response to U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower's Atoms for Peace speech to the United Nations.

SlName CountryFlagYearAwarded For
1Dom Hélder CâmaraBrazil1983inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
2Homer A. JackUnited States1984inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
3Zhao PuchuChina1985inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
4Philip A. PotterDominican Republic1986inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
5World Muslim CongressPakistan1987inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
6not awarded1988inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
7Etai YamadaJapan1989inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
8Norman CousinsUnited States1990inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
9Dr. Hildegard Goss-MayrAustria1991inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
10A. T. AriyaratneSri Lanka1992inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
11Neve Shalom/Wahat al-SalamIsrael1993inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
12Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns, Archbishop of Sao PauloBrazil1994inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
13M. AramIndia1995inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
14Marii HasegawaUnited States1996inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
15Corrymeela CommunityNorhth Ireland1997inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
16Maha GhosanandaCambodia1998inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
17Community of Sant'EgidioItaly1999inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
18Dr. Kang Won YongKorea2000inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
19Elias Chacour, bishop of the Melkite-Catholic ChuchIsrael2001inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
20Samuel Ruiz García, Bishop Emeritus of San Cristobal de las CasasMexico2002inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
21Dr. Scilla ElworthyUnited Kingdom2003inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
22Acholi Religious Leaders Peace Initiative (ARLPI)Uganda2004inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
23Dr. Hans KüngSwitzerland2005inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
24Rabbis for Human RightsIsrael2006inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
25Master Cheng Yen (Tzu-Chi,
the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu-Chi Foundation)
Taiwan2007inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
26Prince El Hassan bin TalalJordan2008inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
27Reverend Canon Gideon ByamugishaUganda2009inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
28Ela BhattIndia2010inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
29Sulak SivaraksaThailand2011inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
30Rosalina TuyucGuatemala2012inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
31Gunnar StålsettNorway2013inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
32Dena MerriamUnited States2014inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
33Esther IbangaNigeria2015inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
34Center for Peace Building and Reconciliation (CPBR)Sri Lanka2016inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
35Munib YounanPalestine2017inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
36Adyan FoundationLebanon2018inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
37John Paul LederachUnited States2019inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
38Ven. Pomnyun SunimSouth Korea2020inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
39Venerable Shih Chao-hweiTaiwan2021inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
40Michael LapsleySoouth Africa2022inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.
41Rajagopal P. V.India2023inter-religious cooperation in the cause of peace.

Niwano Peace Prize Awardee (1983 ~ 2000)

Dom Hélder Câmara

Niwano Peace Prize 1983

Homer A. Jack

Niwano Peace Prize 1984

Zhao Puchu

Niwano Peace Prize 1985

Philip A. Potter

Niwano Peace Prize 1986

World Muslim Congress

Niwano Peace Prize 1987

Etai Yamada

Niwano Peace Prize 1989

Norman Cousins

Niwano Peace Prize 1990

Hildegard Goss-Mayr

Niwano Peace Prize 1991

A. T. Ariyaratne

Niwano Peace Prize 1992

Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam

Niwano Peace Prize 1993

Paulo Evaristo Arns

Niwano Peace Prize 1994

Muthkumaraswamy Aram

Niwano Peace Prize 1995

Marii Hasegawa

Niwano Peace Prize 1996

Corrymeela Community

Niwano Peace Prize 1997

Maha Ghosananda

Niwano Peace Prize 1998

Community of Sant'Egidio

Niwano Peace Prize 1999

Kang Won Yong

Niwano Peace Prize 2000

Niwano Peace Prize Awardee (2000 ~ 2020)

Elias Chacour

Niwano Peace Prize 2001

Samuel Ruiz García

Niwano Peace Prize 2002

Scilla Elworthy

Niwano Peace Prize 2003

Hans Küng

Niwano Peace Prize 2005

Rabbis for Human Rights

Niwano Peace Prize 2006

Cheng Yen

Niwano Peace Prize 2007

Prince El Hassan bin Talal

Niwano Peace Prize 2008

Gideon Byamugisha

Niwano Peace Prize 2009

Ela Bhatt

Niwano Peace Prize 2010

Sulak Sivaraksa

Niwano Peace Prize 2011

Rosalina Tuyuc

Niwano Peace Prize 2012

Gunnar Stålsett

Niwano Peace Prize 2013

Dena Merriam

Niwano Peace Prize 2014

Esther Ibanga

Niwano Peace Prize 2015

Munib Younan

Niwano Peace Prize 2017

Adyan Foundation

Niwano Peace Prize 2018

John Paul Lederach

Niwano Peace Prize 2019

Ven. Pomnyun Sunim

Niwano Peace Prize 2020

Niwano Peace Prize Awardee (2021 ~ 2030)

Venerable Shih Chao-hwei

Niwano Peace Prize 2021

Michael Lapsley

Niwano Peace Prize 2022

Rajagopal P. V.

Niwano Peace Prize 2023