The Rumi Forum will be honoring the 2013 RUMI Peace and Dialogue Award recipients at the National Press Club Ballroom in Washington DC on Thursday, October 24th. The 2013 RUMI Awards gala honors extraordinary individuals and organizations who have greatly contributed their time, energy, leadership and dedication to the cause of dialogue, peace, community service and understanding.

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 10th, 2013

 

2013 RUMI Peace and Dialogue Awards

Thursday | October 24th, 2013 | 6:30 P.M.

National Press Club Ballroom

The Rumi Forum will be honoring the 2013 RUMI Peace and Dialogue Award recipients on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the National Press Club Ballroom in Washington, DC. The 2013 RUMI Awards gala honors extraordinary individuals and organizations who have greatly contributed their time, energy, leadership and dedication to the cause of dialogue, peace, community service and understanding.

 

The 2013 RUMI Peace and Dialogue Awards’ Honorees:

 

Extraordinary Commitment to Community Service Award

José Andrés

Chef and Owner, ThinkFoodGroup

 

 

 

Extraordinary Commitment to Peace Award

Annette Lantos

Chairman, Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice

 

 

 

 

Extraordinary Commitment to Education Award

Ali Mazrui

Professor, University of Binghamton

 

 

 

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

 

  • The Honorable Arne Duncan, US Secretary of Education
  • The Honorable Eleanor Holmes Norton, Congresswoman, District of Columbia
  • The Honorable Rush Holt, 12th Congressional District of New Jersey
  • The Honorable Wayne T. Gilchrest, 1st Congressional District of Maryland (retired)
  • Governor Martin O’Malley, State of Maryland
  • The Honorable Joshua DuBois, (former) Director of the White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
  • His Excellency Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, (former) Prime Minister of Spain
  • US Special Envoy Hannah Rosenthal, (former) US Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism
  • The Right Reverend John Bryson Chane, Eighth Bishop of Washington (retired)
  • US Special Representative Farah Pandith, US Special Representative for Muslim Communities
  • The Most Reverend Desmond Tutu, Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town
  • Diane Rehm, The Diane Rehm Show
  • Rashad Hussain, Special Envoy for the OIC, State Department
  • Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, American University
  • Sally Quinn & Jon Meacham, On Faith at The Washington Post
  • John J. DeGioia, Georgetown University
  • Marc Gopin, George Mason University
  • Seyyed Hossein Nasr, The George Washington University
  • David Smock, United States Institute of Peace
  • Krista Tippett, On Being

 

About the RUMI Peace and Dialogue Awards

In honor of the life and legacy of the 13th century poet and mystic Mawlana Jalaladdin Rumi, the RUMI Peace and Dialogue Awards pays tribute to the life and contributions of this profound human being by awarding extraordinary individuals and organizations who have greatly contributed their time, energy, leadership and dedication to the cause of dialogue, peace, tolerance, community service and understanding.

 

About the Rumi Forum

The Rumi Forum was founded in 1999 with the mission to foster interfaith and intercultural dialogue, stimulate thinking and exchange of opinions on supporting and fostering democracy and peace all over the world and to provide a common platform for education and information exchange.

 

Contact Person: Jena Luedtke

jena@rumiforum.org

202.429.1690

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