Fourth Ousseimi Foundation Prize for Tolerance awarded to Initiatives of Change International
In March 2014, the Board of the Ousseimi Foundation announced its decision to award its fourth Prize for Tolerance to Initiatives of Change International (http//www.iofc.org).
The award ceremony was held at Caux, Switzerland, on July 6, 2014, at the conference centre of the headquarters of Initiatives of Change International on the occasion of the “official day” of the Caux Conferences 2014. The award was presented by Maria Ousseimi, member of the board of the Ousseimi Foundation, to Cornelio Sommaruga, Honorary President of Initiatives of Change International, in the presence of Omnia Marzouk and Antoine Jaulmes, presidents respectively of Initiatives of Change International and Foundation CAUX-Initiatives of Change.
Announcing its decision to Omnia Marzouk in November 2013, the board of the Ousseimi Foundation wrote: “The award recognizes the remarkable contribution of your organization to a more tolerant world, a contribution originating with the Oxford Group in the 1930s, continuing through the years of the Moral Rearmament movement from 1938 and reaffirmed under its present identity adopted in 2001 and strengthened under the presidency of Dr Cornelio Sommaruga from 2002.”
Maria Ousseimi, in her address at the award ceremony, declared: “For its fourth Prize for Tolerance, the Ousseimi Foundation decided to make the award to an institution based in Switzerland, but with an international vocation and dimension, which has for many years repeatedly, even systematically, contributed to greater tolerance in our complex and divided world. In our opinion, Initiatives of Change fitted this definition perfectly and deserved the prize more than any other institution in our country.”
Click on the below link to access the brochure published on the occasion of the presentation of the 4th Prize for Tolerance. The printed version is available on request from the secretariats of the Ousseimi Foundation or the Foundation Initiatives of Change International.
brochure prize for tolerance 2014