Yesterday, the 21st February, Bishop Mouneer received the Hubert Walter Award for Reconciliation and Interfaith Cooperation for his pioneering ecumenical work in the interfaith dialogue in Egypt and across the globe from Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Webly, during the opening session of the Anglican Interfaith Commission at All Saints Garden Conference Center.
The Hubert Walter Award for Reconciliation and Interfaith Cooperation recognizes those who have made an outstanding contribution in the areas of reconciliation and interfaith cooperation. Such Reconciliation is the second of Archbishop Justin’s three ministry priority areas. It is named after Hubert Walter, Archbishop of Canterbury from 1193 to 1205, who had dialogue with non-Christians at a time of inter-faith conflict. Its design incorporates a scarab beetle, a motif favored by Archbishop Walter, which some scholars believe may have denoted the resurrection. It was first awarded by Archbishop Justin Welby in March 2016.