World Peace Award to Mormon Church Elder


In the spirit of religious harmony and inter-faith understanding, prominent Mormon leader Elder D. Todd Christofferson was presented the 2017 Philosopher Saint Shri Dnyaneshwara World Peace Prize at the at the MIT World Peace University at Pune, India

According to this report Michael Nobel, a great-grandnephew of the founder of the Nobel Peace Prize, joined the World Peace Prize Committee  and the president of World Peace University at Pune as they conferred the award. Earlier recipients have included Mata Amritanandmayi, Sri Sri Ravishankar and Mahayogi Mumtaz Ali Khan.

The Mormon community comprises members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They believe that God has not stopped giving us messages after the New Testament of the Bible. The Book of Mormon was written by many ancient prophets by the spirit of revelation and abridged by a prophet-historian named Mormon. Mormons also believe in living prophets who continue to receive revelations by God. Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, experienced personal visions and dreams himself that he believed to be communications from God. In in 1823 he claimed to be visited by an angel named Moroni who revealed the location of a buried book hidden in a hill at Manchester near his home and therefore published the Book of Mormon.

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