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It is with deep regret that we must inform you of the death of our Chairperson of the Board of Directors, Kinjiro Niwano, who passed away of interstitial pneumonia at 00:16 p.m., March 9th, 2014. He was 73 years old.

Funeral services will be held at Horin-kaku of Rissho Kosei-kai. The details are as follows;

Time and Date: 11:00 a.m., Friday 14th March, 2014
Place : Horin-kaku, Rissho Kosei-kai Headquaters
       11‐1, Wada 2 chome, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Telephone : 03‐3383‐1111
Funeral Service Leader: Takeshi Kawabata, Chairperson, Rissho Kosei‐kai

※ Please note that any offerings and obituary gifts will not be accepted.
As traffic congestion is anticipated on the day of the funeral, please use public
transportation.

Further inquiries can be directed to the Niwano Peace Foundation.

TEL: (81 3) 3226-4371 (Office) FAX: (81 3) 3226-1835
E-Mail: att: Mr. Tadashi Takatani <t.takatani@npf.or.jp>

Dena Merriam, Founder and leader of The Global Peace Initiative of Women to receive the Niwano Peace Prize

The 31st Niwano Peace Prize will be awarded to Dena Merriam, for her leadership of the Global Peace Initiative of Women.
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2014 Grant Program

We announce the details of 2014 Grant Program.
An applications for grants will be received for the first term from March 15 to April 30, 2014, and forthe second term from July 1 to August 13, 2014.
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We announce the successful applicants for the second term of Grant Program in 2013.


We announce the successful applicants for the second term of Grant Program in 2013, according to the decisions taken at the screening committee on September 27, 2013.

The number of applicants are 57, and the number of successful applicants are 12.

All successful applicants are Japanese organization.
The successful applicant in overseas are none this time.

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We announce the successful applicants for the first term of Grant Program in 2013.


We announce the successful applicants for the first term of Grant Program in 2013, according to the decisions taken at the screening committee on June 19, 2013.

The number of applicants are 70, and the number of successful applicants are 10.

The successful applicant in overseas is one organization, that is "International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB)" in Thailand.

Other successful applicants are Japanese organization.


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The Right Reverend Dr. Gunnar Stålsett, Bishop Emeritus of Oslo in the Church of Norway to receive the Niwano Peace Prize


The Niwano Peace Foundation will award the thirtieth Niwano Peace Prize to The Right Reverend Dr. Gunnar Stålsett, Bishop Emeritus of Oslo in the Church of Norway.

stalsett.jpgThe Niwano Peace Prize recognizes Bishop Stålsett’s extraordinary and persistent work for peace. His life and career are truly examples of what is needed and what can be done to bring about lasting and just peace, and what religious ideas, ideals, and inter-religious institutions can contribute. The Niwano Peace Prize honors Bishop Stålsett’s service to humankind in its search for wisdom and paths to peace.

The presentation ceremony will take place in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, May 16th, at 10:30 a.m. In addition to an award certificate, Bishop Gunnar Stålsett will receive a medal and twenty million yen.

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Application form and guidelines for 2013 Grant Program have been updated.

Application period for the 2013 will be from March 15 to April 30 for the 1st term, and from July 1 until August 13 for 2nd term.
For further information, please see the Grant page.

The 29th Niwano Peace Prize is celebrated in Guatemala as a critical contribution to building Peace

By Katherine Marshall, Chair, International Selection Committee for the Niwano Peace Prize


P1000024_edited.jpgThe 29th Niwano Peace Laureate, Rosalina Tuyuc Velasquez, received an extraordinary welcome in Guatemala as she returned home from the Niwano Peace Prize award ceremony on May 10 in Tokyo, and the May 12 symposium in Kyoto. The national celebration that greeted her involved several days of public discussions of peace, of the significance of the Niwano Peace Prize, of Rosalina’s work and contributions, and of the challenges that face Guatemala and the world in the future.
As chair of the International Selection Committee I was privileged to represent the Niwano Peace Foundation there and to witness the excitement sparked by her award. Samuel Lobato, member of the Committee, also participated in the celebrations.

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The 2012 first term Grant recipients were selected.
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2011.09.26
The 2011 second term grant recipients were selected.
2011.07.23
The Niwano Peace Foundation awarded the Twenty-eighth Niwano Peace Prize to Mr. Sulak Sivaraksa of Thailand.
2011.06.28
The 2011 first term Grant recipients were selected.
2010.10.01
The 2010 second term Grant recipients were selected.
2010.07.08
The 2010 first term Grant recipients were selected.
2010.05.13
The Niwano Peace Foundation awarded the twenty -seventh Niwano Peace Prize to Ms. Ela Ramesh Bhatt of India
2009.10.01
The 2009 second term Grant recipients were selected.
2009.07.06
The 2009 first term Grant recipients were selected.
2009.02.15
The Niwano Peace Foundation awarded the twenty-sixth Niwano Peace Prize to The Reverend Canon Gideon Baguma Byamugisha of Uganda.
2008.10.09
The 2008 second term Grant recipients were selected.