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Pastor Rick Warren (left) was presented Jordan's highest humanitarian award by King Abdullah II.
Pastor Rick Warren (left) was presented Jordan's highest humanitarian award by King Abdullah II.

Jordanian king presents humanitarian award to Rick Warren

RIVERSIDE (Sept. 30, 2013)—CBU alumnus Rick Warren (’77), pastor of Saddleback Church, was awarded Jordan’s highest humanitarian award recently.

King Abdullah II, who is a Muslim, presented the award because of Warren’s humanitarian efforts in convening a conference on the violence and persecution of Arab Christians. More than 60 churches have been burned in Egypt, as well as in other countries. About 80 Arab Christian leaders from 22 nations met for the two-day conference.

“I was deeply honored to be given that nation’s highest award by the king for the humanitarian efforts of the PEACE plan,” Warren said in a recent Facebook post.

PEACE is a movement to mobilize Christians in churches working together to

  • Plant churches that promote reconciliation
  • Equip servant leaders
  • Assist the poor
  • Care for the sick
  • Educate the next generation

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