2010 RUMI Peace and Dialogue Awards

The Rumi Forum presented its 2010 RUMI Peace and Dialogue Awards at the dinner and ceremony held in the National Press Club. At the ceremony, extraordinary individuals and organizations who have greatly contributed their time, energy, leadership and dedication to the cause of dialogue, peace, community service and understanding were awarded.

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Tuesday, 26th October 2010

at 6:30 p.m.

National Press Club
Washington, DC

 

The Honorees of 2010 Rumi Peace and Dialogue Awards are:

 

  • Congressional Service Award:

The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton, Congresswoman, District of Columbia

  • Extraordinary Commitment to Service Award:

Didier Drogba, President, Didier Drogba Foundation

  • Extraordinary Commitment to Education Award:

The Honorable Arne Duncan, United States Secretary of Education

  • Extraordinary Commitment Peace through Media Award:

Mr. Alex Kronemer and Mr. Michael Wolfe, Unity Productions Foundation

 

In past years, the RUMI Peace and Dialogue Awards ceremony has honored the following extraordinary individuals:

His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey;

His Excellency Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, Prime Minister of Spain;

The Honorable Rush Holt, 12th Congressional District of New Jersey;

The Honorable Gregory W. Meeks, 6th Congressional District of New York;

The Honorable Wayne T. Gilchrest, 1st Congressional District of Maryland (retired);

Dr. John J. DeGioia, President, Georgetown University;

Dr. John Esposito, Director, Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University;

Dr. David Smock, Vice President, Center for Mediation and Conflict Resolution, United States Institute of Peace;

Hon. Gerry E. Connoly, Congressman, 11th District of Virginia

H.E. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC)

Dr. Marc Gopin, James H. Laue Professor of World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution, Director, George Mason University;

Dr. John Borelli, Special Assistant to the President for Interreligious Initiatives, Georgetown University

Ms. Maureen Fiedler, Host of Interfaith Voices Radio Show

Fr. Sidney H. Griffith, Chairman of the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages at The Catholic University of America

Dr. Akbar Ahmed, American University;

Dr. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Islamic Studies, George Washington University;

Rev. Dr. Clark Lobenstine, Executive Director, Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington;

Dr. Sulayman Nyang, Howard University;

Patricia Smith Melton, Founder and Board Chair, Peace X Peace

On Faith’s Sally Quinn & Jon Meacham;

Ebru TV, Emmy-winning multicultural cable television

Speaking of Faith with Krista Tippett, American Public Media;

Watch Video (full video)

Watch Video (Ori Soltes)

Watch Video (Arne Duncan)

Watch Video (Eleanor Holmes Norton)

Watch Video (Cynthia P. Schneider

Watch Video (Katherina Marshall)

Watch Video (Michael Wolf)

Watch Video (Alex Kronemer)

Watch Video (David Newton)

See Photos at Picasa

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