director Jan Oberg receives the
Swedish Peace Council's
"2005 Small Peace Prize"
Lund, Sweden - April 21,
We want to share with you the happy
news that Jan Oberg, TFF co-founder and director has been
awarded the "2005 Small Peace Prize" of the Swedish Peace
Council. The Prize is instituted as "complimentary to the
'big' Nobel Peace Prize."
The Council is an umbrella
organisation for the following members: Artists for
Peace, the Iraqi Democratic Association, Association of
Christian Humanism and Social Perspective, Women for
Peace, Psychologists Against Nuclear Weapons, the Swedish
Peace Committee, Swedish Women's Left Association, and
the Society of Friends (Quakers) plus 5 other associated
The Prize - which comes with 25.000
Swedish kronor - rewards an individual's "courage and
idealism in promoting reconciliation among groups in
conflicts outside Sweden."
In its motivation, the Council
emphasises the energy and creativity by which TFF's
international work is carried out; its integrated
approach to research and activism based on about 100
highly competent people, all voluntarily working for
It further highlights TFF's website
for making "a substantial contribution to a better
understanding of the world, its problems and
- "I receive this with much
gratitude and happiness and - naturally - on behalf of
TFF and all the wonderful people who make it what it is,"
says Jan Oberg. "TFF's work is for, by and to the people.
We are people-financed and now also rewarded by the
finest people's organsations in Sweden."
- "It's particularly stimulating
that the Council emphasises our work for reconciliation."
- "I am very happy since this is
the third peace prize in three years and the first
recognition of this kind from a Nordic country. We have
always wanted to be globally oriented but this Award
stimulates us a lot to make an extra effort in terms of
public education work useful to
the Small Peace Prize 2005 - in Swedish
About other awards for
Cultural Communication Prize 2004
Magra Peace Prize 2003
Daisaku Ikeda about Jan Oberg & TFF -
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