JUL 99] COVENTRY CATHEDRAL PRESS RELEASE
Cathedral Prize Awarded To Two Jewish Campaigners For Peace
The 1999 Coventry Prize for Peace and Reconciliation has been
awarded jointly to Mr Clive Marks and Dr Richard Stone, trustees of the Lord Ashdown
Charitable Settlement. This was announced today by the Coventry International Committee,
which comprises of representatives from the City, University and Cathedral.
Mr Marks and Dr Stone have both made a major contribution to Peace and Reconciliation
at an international, national and community level. Examples of this are the work of Clive
Marks in supporting land-mine victims in Cambodia, Laos and Mozambique, and the
contribution made by Dr Stone as advisor to the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry.
'RECONCILIATION' BY JOSEFINA DE
The prize is sponsored by Richard Branson, and the winners will be presented with a
miniature of Josefina de Vasconcelles sculpture Reconciliation. Richard
Branson gave this sculpture, sited in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral and the Peace
Memorial Garden, Hiroshima, on the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second
World War in 1995.
The Provost of Coventry will present the award in the ruins of the old cathedral in the
autumn. It is hoped that the Bishop of Coventry and the Lord Mayor of Coventry will also
Canon Andrew White, International Director at Coventry Cathedral comments:
"With Coventry Cathedrals history of Reconciliation this is one of the most
significant prizes for peace in the Anglican world."
Claire Monks, Coventry
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