Ohrid named 'world's capital of humanism' by World Organization for Social Integration


The World Organization for Social Integration has issued on its website an exclusive feature about Ohrid and Macedonia describing it as 'the world's capital of humanism in honor of St. Clement of Ohrid.'

Clement of Ohrid, a disciple of the saints Cyril and Methodius who are considered the 'apostles of the Slavs', had been credited with founding the first medieval school of humanism in Europe. 

Frédéric Fappani von Lothringen, Head of the World Organization for Social Integration, in his capacity as representative of the Rothschild Foundation will visit Ohrid to attend a awards ceremony where Jean-Patrick Connerade - professor at Imperial College London and president of the European Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters - will be presented with the 2018 World Prize for Humanism.

The formal event will take place in Ohrid on January 18 on the eve of Epiphany Day (Jan. 19).

Other recipients of the World Prize for Humanism include Daisaku Ikeda (Japan), Manuel De Olveira (Portugal), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Russia), Ravi Shankar (India), Peter Brook (UK), Herta Müller (Germany), John Ralston Saul (Canada), Svetlin Rusev (Bulgaria), Vida Ognjenoviic (Serbia) and Darko Gasparovic (Croatia).

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