On 26 September 2016 the European Academy of Sciences and Arts awarded the Rings of Tolerance to H.E. Cardinal Peter Erdö, Uri Lubrani (former Diplomat of Israel) – who was represented by his daughter Tali Lubrani Folkman, and Ismail Serageldin (Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina). The ceremony took place in the Old Town Hall of Cologne. After the welcome address by the Mayor of Cologne, Henriette Reker, and the President of EASA, Felix Unger, Elmar Kuhn (Dean of the class World Religions) gave the ceremonial speech on the topic „Tolerance between bridges and walls – thoughts on the narrative traditions of cultures”. Sergej Markin (piano) provided for the musical part.