Ruth Tanner is Campaigns and Policy Director at War on Want. War on Want fights poverty in developing countries in partnership and solidarity with people affected by globalisation and campaigns against the root causes of global poverty, inequality and injustice.
Jack Lynes, who explained what Passover has meant to him and the customs his family practices in a speech entitled, 'Passover - the Freedom Pass' was presented an Ambassador for Peace award for his voluntary interfaith activities during the Joint Faiths Celebration on April 15th, 2010.
Dr Husna Ahmad received an Ambassador for Peace award on 15th April 2010 in UPF-UK HQ, 43 Lancaster Gate, London. Dr. Ahmad has been a dedicated member of Faith Regen Foundation’s staff since its inception in 2002 and has previously held the position of Director of Operations, overseeing the smooth running of all projects within the organisation. www.faithregenuk.org
Harare, Zimbabwe - The first black prime minister of an interim white-dominated government before Zimbabwe's independence, Bishop Abel Muzorewa, died at his Harare home on April 8. He was 85.
A Methodist bishop, Muzorewa joined the government of the short-lived Zimbabwe-Rhodesia in a deal with Ian Smith, the last white prime minister, in 1978, two years ahead of the first all race elections that swept President Robert Mugabe to power and dropped the name of Rhodesia, as the former British colony was known. He was granted peace awards by both Pope John II and the United Nations in the 1970s for his efforts to liberate his country from the United Kingdom. Bishop Muzorewa was a member of UPF's Presiding Council.
Since arriving in England over thirty years ago, Dr Hojjat Ramzy has dedicated his life to the propagation of knowledge and the provision of accurate and accessible information concerning Islam to the community of Oxfordshire, in which he is currently based, and far beyond, in order to further understanding and peaceful coexistence amongst faith in this ever developing, multi-cultural country.