GKI COMMUNITY BUILDERS PRIZE RECIPIENT
Dr. Michael Nobel
Dr. Michael Nobel was honored on April 7,
2003, at Morehouse College, Atlanta as the second recipient of
The Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Prize.
Dr. Nobel the Grand Nephew of Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel
Prize, is a leading advocate for peace initiatives throughout
the world, including gathering some seventy-five million signatures
for the Manifesto 2000, a six part peace pledge. Also the Chairman
of the Appeal of the Nobel Peace Laureates for the Children of
The world, and the Nobel Family Foundation.
In Dr. Nobel’s acceptance speech, he spoke of healing the
wounds of September 11, 2001. He stated: “ If we choose
to mark that date in memory with a solemn vow to the children
of the world to build a better community, driven by culture of
peace and nonviolence, then we will have helped to change the
course of history.”
Dr. Nobel is renowned for promoting non-violence education among
youth and for being a stanch supporter of international peace
building movements including United Nation's peace activities.