Peace Prize 2015

Finding a dialogue for peaceful coexistence

Sala della Protomoteca, Campidoglio, Roma

Today’s world is upset by issues of great importance and drama, exacerbated by a deep crisis of ethics and values.

Therefore, it is essential a serious reflection about the state of moral confusion that afflicts our times and that greatly complicates the identification of new and more sustainable ways of coexistence.

Established in 2006, the Ducci Foundation Prize for Peace intends to honor the commitment of those who daily act in favor of detente and dialogue among cultures and that contribute to dispel stereotypes and clich├ęs, the main obstacle to mutual understanding and constructive dialogue among peoples.

The candidates to the VIII edition are Mrs. Yael Dayan, Israeli politician and writer; Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary General Emeritus of the Organization for Islamic Cooperation; and His Eminence Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue.

In line with one of its main institutional purposes, the Ducci Foundation proposes an event to deepen the debate among the three great Abrahamic religions, in order that it may become an exemplar model of coexistence and mutual growth.