Ahmadiyya Muslim Peace Prize

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Ahmadiyya Muslim Prize for the Advancement of Peace
TypePeace Prize
Awarded forIn recognition of an individual's or an organisation's contribution for the advancement of the cause of peace.
VenueJalsa Salana United Kingdom
CountryUnited Kingdom
Presented byAhmadiyya Muslim Peace Prize Committee
First awardedLord Eric Avebury
Last awardedTadatoshi Akiba
Total recipients15

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Peace Prize, formally the Ahmadiyya Muslim Prize for the Advancement of Peace, is awarded annually "in recognition of an individual’s or an organisation’s contribution for the advancement of the cause of peace". The prize was first launched in 2009 by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Peace Prize Committee under the directive of the caliph of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Mirza Masroor Ahmad.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Peace Prize is presented at the annual Peace Symposium, held here at one of Western Europe's largest mosques, the Baitul Futuh Mosque in London.

The Prize is announced annually at the United Kingdom Annual Convention and is presented the following year at the National Peace Symposium held at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in London. The Prize includes a monetary sum, which is normally set at 10,000 pounds sterling.


Year Recipient Country Rationale
Lord Eric Avebury[1]  United Kingdom "For his continued efforts to promote human rights across the world"[1]
Abdus Sattar Edhi[2]  Pakistan "In recognition of his outstanding work for social welfare and humanitarian relief"
2011 SOS Children's Villages UK  United Kingdom "For its continued efforts to alleviating the suffering of orphaned and abandoned children around the world and towards fulfilling its vision of ‘a loving home for every child’"[3]
2012 Oheneba Boachie-Adjei  Ghana "In recognition of his outstanding work in the promotion of peace through his life-changing medical work that has provided hope and a future for thousands of people in the developing world"[4]
Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow[5]  United Kingdom "In recognition of his outstanding efforts to provide food and education to hundreds of thousands of children in the developing world"[6]
Sindhutai Sapkal  India "For she has devoted her entire life for orphans"
2015 Hadeel Qasim Hussein Al-Okbi[7]  Iraq "In recognition of her outstanding efforts for helping child refugees forced to flee areas such as Iraq due to conflict."[7]
Setsuko Thurlow  Japan "For her excellent efforts to disarm nuclear weapons."[8][9]
Leonid Roshal[10]  Russia "For his remarkable services to children in war torn areas of the world"[11]
2018 Fred Mednick  United States "In recognition of his efforts to provide unfettered access to education to some of the most neglected parts of the world"[12]
Barbara Hofmann   Switzerland "For her outstanding humanitarian efforts in Mozambique from 1989 and onwards."
2020 Adi Patricia Roche  Ireland
Cheng Yen  Taiwan
Tadatoshi Akiba  Japan "For his passionate activism for nuclear disarmament around the world".
2023 David Spurdle  United Kingdom



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  10. ^ Senior Pediatric Surgeon
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