Co-exist Prize

Coexist launches a global search  for an unsung hero who has made an exceptional contribution to building bridges between people of different faiths. The Coexist Prize, worth $100,000, aims to celebrate the positive social role religion plays for so many people in the world.Coexist, a Foundation with offices in New York and London, will honor an individual who has shown inspirational courage, imagination and commitment, and been nominated by the public, or by its global network of nominating partners. The Prize is completely inclusive and explicitly open to people of all faiths, and those of no religious persuasion. There are also two runners up awards worth $10,000.

The winners’ powerful stories will be featured in short documentaries, which Coexist will showcase at the Prize ceremony on Tuesday March 20th 2012 at New York University.

Members of the public can nominate people through the online nomination form here, where there is also further information about the criteria and guidelines. The deadline for nominations is the 14th of October 2011. Candidates can also promote their project on Twitter as part of the competition, by using the hashtag #coexistprize.

Courtesy : Behram Pastakia

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