Professor Penda Mbow awarded Jean Paul II Peace Prize
WARA is pleased to announce that our colleague and friend, Senegalese historian Penda Mbow, of Université Cheikh Anta Diop, has been awarded the Jean Paul II Peace Prize. This distinction has been conferred upon Professor Mbow in recognition of the impact of her teaching, research, and activism. In accepting the Prize, Professor Mbow noted how this reflects the importance the Church places on interreligious dialogue, and serves as an inspiration for her to continue in this work.In Professor is a valued member of the WARA community and is a frequent presence at WARC, where she can often be found working in a quiet corner or delivering a lecture. In December, Professor Mbow served as an academic director of the West African Peace Initiative’s conference on the role of religion in conflict, conflict resolution and peacebuilding. Professor Mbow is also the founder of Mouvement Citoyen, a civil society advocacy group.