Item 1658 - Gandhi-King-Ikeda Community Builders Prize from Morehouse College

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ZA COM MR-T-1658

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Gandhi-King-Ikeda Community Builders Prize from Morehouse College

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  • 3 April 2004 (Creation)

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certificate, sculpture and medal

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Verified by: Lucia Raadschelders ; Date verified: 4/01/12

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Award conferring the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Prize upon Mr Mandela from Morehouse College in Atlanta, USA

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White certificate in dark green box. Taken out of box for preservation
Certificate includes the seal of Morehouse College and the Oikoumene logo.
Certificate text is in black, maroon, and gold. Certificate reads:
Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Prize
Be it known to all who look upon this script that
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Former president of South africa
1990 Honorary doctorate of Laws degree, Morehouse college
1990 Oil Portrait induction into the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel Hall of honor
1993 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Having embodied in his work and witness the ethical and transforming ideals of universal humanity, global citizenship, and planetary incarnation; having devoted his life to peacemaking, preventing violence, and alleviating suffering, especially among the children of the world; and having actualized the universal principles of Manifesto 2000; respect for all life, rejection of violence, willingness to share with others, willingness to listen to understand, desire to preserve the planet and determination to rediscover solidarity, stands as a model of right thought and action for a world of genuine lasting peace.

Therefore the Global Interfaith Community Builders Assembly proclaims and hereby certifies that he is deemed fully worthy to have his name and nature linked in perpetuity to the non violent legacy and peaceful way of life exemplified by Mohandis Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi, The Reverend Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, and dr Daisaki Ikeda.

Affirmed and witnessed under the seals of the College, the Chapel and the City, this third day of April in this year of the 36th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. 2004, in the great nave of the International Chapel of Morehouse college, in the City of Atlanta and the State of Georgia, USA

Signed by: Otis Moss, Jr (Chairman, Board of Trustees, Morehouse College), Walter Eugene Massey (President Morehouse College), Lawrence Edward Carter, Sr (Dean of Chapel)

Box also contains 2 programmes from the launch ceremony of the Gandhi, King, Ikeda A Legacy of Building Peace An Exhibition on Heroes of Human Rights on 3 August 2004.
Sculpture: glass pillar with flame burning inside.
Silver medal with the logo of Morehouse College, Georgia. Text at the back: We make our living by what we get. We make our life by what we give. Benjamin E. Mays

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Nelson Mandela Awards Database ID: A0228

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