Ien Dales prize winners Said Bouharrou and Piet Muller first flame bearers


Mosque board member Said Bouharrou and former director of the Dutch Council for Refugees Piet Muller will symbolically become the first bearers of the peace flame during our flame walk in the national peace week (19-27 September). On Saturday 19 September, they will start the flame run by carrying the flame of peace five kilometres further on our 136-kilometre route. Would you like to join us or become a flame bearer for a trajectory? Have a look here. 

At the beginning of this year, Said Bouharrou and Piet Muller received the Ien Dales Prize , among others. for their initiative for the ‘Nijmegen Peace Declaration’, a declaration of peace by leaders of Christians, Muslims and Jews In response to the increasing tensions in the world around religion. Mayor Bruls accompanied the statement.

Inspired by the positive impact of their peace initiative, both men are now working on a ‘declaration of peace for all’ that they want to launch in the national peace week. Details to follow. 

Photo: News from Nijmegen