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Victims' campaigner Raymond McCord to serve on board of world peace prize organisation

Victims campaigner Raymond McCord has been elected to the board of a world peace prize organisation. Picture by Victoria Jones/PA Wire

VICTIMS' campaigner Raymond McCord has been selected to serve on the board of a world peace prize organisation.

The Belfast man was co-opted onto the International-Interfaith board of the World Peace Prize Awarding Council, the body that judges whom will receive the World Peace Prize.

The prize was initiated by Reverend Dr Han Min Su, a Presbyterian minister, in South Korea in 1989. He has dedicated his life to promoting world peace by bringing together all the major world religions.

Dr Han said: "We are most pleased that Raymond McCord is joining our International-Interfaith board as a judge and as a UK representative.

"Mr McCord has demonstrated what one person can accomplish through dedication to justice and peace. He has been honoured by being invited to testify before the United States Congress, where he has received strong support and where his views are regularly disseminated.

"And now, he honours the World Peace Prize Awarding Council by joining us in our mission of world peace."

Mr McCord said it was a "huge honour and I am humbled and very grateful".

"It is powerful encouragement to me and my work for justice," he said.

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