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News - Awards

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International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons  - ICAN

Nobel Peace Prize 2017

Bishop Suriel, Coptic Orthodox Church in Australia

Honorary Doctorate - Australian Catholic University 

 

Internican logoational Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons - ICAN

Nobel Peace Prize 2017

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, born in Melbourne 10 years ago, was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize last Friday.

ICAN received the Prize from the Norwegian Nobel Committee for their efforts to "draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons."

ICAN's successes would not have happened without the diverse movement of nuclear survivors, dedicated individuals, organisations and parliamentarians who have made up this campaign coalition.

Bishop Suriel

Honorary Doctorate - Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Bishop Anba Suriel was awarded the PhD, Doctor of the University (Honoris Causa) at the ACU spring graduation ceremony in Melbourne on Tuesday 10 October 2017.

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From Port Said, Egypt, to Sydney, Australia, Bishop Suriel has led a life devoted to Christian values. A strong and influential leader, Bishop Suriel’s involvement in the education of Christian Orthodox communities reflects his deep and heartfelt commitment to the Church and to the importance of theological education.

Bishop Suriel is a leader in growing the Coptic Orthodox Church in Australia. He was the visionary behind the ambition to have St Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Theological College in Melbourne accredited as the first Coptic Orthodox Theological College in the modern world.