The Juliet Hollister Award was presented to Ela Gandhi at the 55th Anniversary Dinner of the Temple of Understanding. This was part of the Interfaith Harmony for Peace & Nonviolence Conference in New Delhi on February 6-8, 2015.
Month: October 2010
British pianist Simon Mulligan is, according to the Times of London ‘the most abundantly gifted of pianists.’ n addition to his extensive discography and vast repertoire, Mulligan’s solo work gains praise from critics and audiences alike, and his collaborations include highly acclaimed performances and recordings with Joshua Bell, Lynn Harrell, Leonard Slatkin, and the late Yehudi Menuhin.
Motion Theater Lab is a chamber dance company focused on creating works of deep passion and beauty and comprised of seven critically acclaimed performers under the direction of choreographer and dancer Michael Leon Thomas.
Climbing PoeTree is the combined force of two boundary-breaking soul-sisters who have sharpened their art as a tool for popular education, community organizing and personal transformation.
Michael Fitzpatrick is the recipient of the Prince Charles Award for Outstanding Musicianship bestowed by H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. He has worked musicallywith His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama for the past 14 years on the COMPASSION RISING project, which was inspired by the friendship between the late Thomas Merton and The Dalai Lama.
The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes served as Senior Minister of The Riverside Church for 18 years and is currently President of the Healing of Nations Foundation.
Professor Bushrui is the Baha’i Chair for World Peace at the Center for International Development and Conflict Management at the University of Maryland. A distinguished author, poet and critic, he is the foremost authority on the works of Kahlil Gibran.
Dr. Marcus Braybrooke is a retired Anglican parish priest and the President of the World Congress of Faiths, of which he has been a member for over 50 years. He is a co-founder of the Three Faiths Forum, Patron of the International Interfaith Centre at Oxford and a Peace Councillor.
Chris Anderson is the curator of the TED Conferences, a platform for identifying and disseminating innovative, impactful and visionary ideas.
During the opening session of the Assembly, President Barack Obama cited the importance of civil society proclaiming that “Civil Society is the conscience of our communities, and America will always extend our engagement abroad with citizens beyond the halls of government. We will call out those who suppress ideas, and serve as the voice for the voiceless.”