Peace Awards for brave Iraqi clergy

The Al-Khoei Foundation was packed to hear from the recipients of the awards and from very many distinguished well-wishers.

A reception was held in honour of Sheikh Khalid al-Mulla and Sayyid Jawad al-Khoei for a Peace Prize awarded to them in recognition of their major contributions to peace making in Iraq.

The Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East Peace Prize was awarded by The Right Honorable and Most Reverend Lord George Carey at the House of Lords on Thursday 12th July 2012.

Sheikh Khalid al-Mullah, Head of Iraqi Religious Scholars Association in the South; Sayyed Jawad al-Khoei, The Director for Al-Khoei Foundation branch in Najaf- Iraq, have worked together to promote co-existence and reconciliation in Iraq. They have liaised closely with Rev. Dr Andrew White, Chaplain of St George’s Anglican Church in Baghdad, who was also at the reception and who has worked tirelessly for peace making in Iraq.

Yousif Al-Khoei said, “We hope that together we can recognise and celebrate this interfaith work and the success of these religious leaders to create harmony and friendship between peoples.”

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