During the event the Chair of Trustees of the Three Faith Forum, Michael Sternberg, QC FRSA KFO, said that this high distinction was granted in recognition of the Ambassador’s opening of his Residence as a platform for interfaith dialogue and his wife’s contribution to presenting artists of all faiths in her series of art exhibitions at the Residence.
Ambassador Ammon said: "It is wonderful to be honored in the name of Sir Sigmund Sternberg. I firmly believe that, in these difficult times, we all have an obligation to overcome prejudices of all sorts; be it against race, gender, faith or culture. I of course know that this is easier said than done and the mission of the Three Faiths Forum is by no means yet complete. There remains so much to do in strengthening Inter-Faith dialogue, on which so much depends in the long run, if we want to preserve peace within our societies and between nations."