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Press Release

Banjul, The Gambia, 22 March (EUCLID Headquarters)

“The secretariat of the UN-endorsed World Interfaith Harmony Week, which is officially sponsored by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan, announced yesterday that the events organized by EUCLID (Euclid University) had been awarded the first prize by the Jury.

The announcement of the decision and award noted that EUCLID’s events were comprehensive in scope, featuring an academic paper on Christian-Muslim dialogue by Prof Laurent Cleenewerck of EUCLID, as well as several events looking at interfaith relations in Central African Republic, Ethiopia, Gambia, Trinidad and Tobago, and United States, thus ensuring a lasting impact. The events included an interview with a political figure, seminars in a university and places of worship.

The World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the United Nations General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. Just under a month later, on October 20, 2010, it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February, every year, will be observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week.”

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