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Bremen (dpa) – Activists from Germany and Greece were honored with the International Bremen Peace Prize on Friday evening. The translator and author Jacqueline Flory from Munich was honored as a “grassroots peace worker”. Since 2015, she has been involved in an initiative in Syria and Lebanon for the education of refugee children. According to the foundation, the “Tent School” association that emerged from the initiative looks after 30 schools and more than 7,000 children in Lebanon and Syria.
The Catholic theologian Clemens Ronnefeldt, who, according to the foundation, has been committed to peace and justice for centuries, received the award for the “Peace Ambassador in Public Life”. The non-governmental organization “Lesvos Solidarity” was also honored. In 2012, the initiator Efi Latsoudi started distributing food to refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos with volunteers and locals.
With the International Bremen Peace Prize, the foundation “The Threshold” honors people and organizations that work for social justice, intercultural understanding or sustainable interaction with nature. Every two years, an initiative and two awards are announced – they each receive 5000 euros.
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