Organize an event and you can win $25,000+ in prizes.
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The 2016 WIHW is Coming!

Now’s your chance to win a $25,000 cash prize
and a gold medal.

First Week of February 2016

Spread The Gift of Love!


In This Newsletter

$50,000+ in Prizes

The Judges

Submission of Supporting Materials

Prize-Giving Ceremony


Post Your Event

The 2016 United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week is coming and you can be one of the winners of the annual prizes and awards that are worth over $50,000. A prize will be given to each of the three best events or texts organized during the UN WIHW (first week of February) which best promote the goals of the WIHW. Start organizing and promoting your event(s) now to get a heads start on the competition.

The H.M. King Abdullah II ibn Al-Hussein Prizes for the World Interfaith Harmony Week are awarded as follows:

  • 1st Prize  – $25,000 and a gold medal
  • 2nd Prize – $15,000 and a silver medal
  • 3rd Prize –   $5,000 and a bronze medal

The prizes will be awarded to those events or texts that are judged to have been most successful in promoting interfaith harmony, and impacting religious understanding.


The Judges

The Judges for the 2016 WIHW Prize:

    • H.R.H. Princess Areej Ghazi

    • H.B. Patriarch Theophilus III – Patriarch of the Holy City, Palestine and Jordan

    • H.E. Sheikh Dr Ali Gomaa – former Grand Mufti of the Arab Republic of Egypt

    • H.E. Bishop Munib Yunan – Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land, and President of the World Federation of Evangelical Lutheran Churches

    • Sheikh Usama al-Sayyid Al-Azhari – Professor at Al-Azhar University

    • Father Nabil Haddad – Founder and Executive Director of the Jordanian Interfaith Coexistence Research Centre

    • Dr. Minwer Al-Mheid – Director of the Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought


    Submission of Supporting Materials

    To be considered for the prize, entries must register their event on our site and submit the following to us after the event:

    1. Write up about event (s) including description, impact, etc.
    2. Photos and/or videos from the event
    3. Media reports about the event or text
    4. Testimonial(s) of Distinguished Guest(s) about event
    5. 3–5 references who can testify to qualifications of person/organization competing for the prize


    Prize-Giving Ceremony

    The prize-giving ceremony will be held in Jordan. (Flights and accommodation will be provided.)



    1. Register online at
    2. Submit supporting materials by 6 March 2016
    3. Notification of awards will be given in March 2016
    4. Prize-giving Ceremony will be held in April 2016


    About the WIHW

    The World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the United Nations General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. Just under a month later, on October 20, 2010, it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February, every year, will be observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week.

    For more details see our website or email us.


    Next Step: Post Your Event to Our Site

    The only thing you have to do now to qualify for the grand prize is submit your event to our website. You don't need to have all details confirmed before doing so. You can just post the estimated date and timing of your event and log in to edit details as they become available.

    The main thing now is to register your event and get the buzz going that will help you win the prize.

    Register your event now!


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