Monday, 27 August 2012

Peace award stresses local alongside global

THE local is as important as the global in terms of peacebuilding and developing understanding across cultures and communities.

That was the message sent out yesterday by the Festival of Spirituality and Peace, the Edinburgh Inter-Faith Association and Edinburgh City Council in giving the second Edinburgh Peace Award to retired local head teacher David Fleming - who is pictured here on the right, along with Councillor Melanie Main.

Raymond Baudon, chair of the Board for the Festival of Spirituality and Peace, commented: "As last year was an international recipient we were wanting to honour a local recipient his year. The award is in its early years, but is an important way to honour others who share our vision of a peaceful world and who do extraordinary things to achieve that. We were delighted to honour David Fleming last night."

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