Pacifica Institute: The Fethullah Gulen Interfaith Award
|Alex Patico (upper left) and Atillah Kahveci (upper right)|
Some conference participants at lunch
photos by Teresa Paprock - layout by JBP
Bishop Demetrios Honored with Interfaith Award in May 2010
His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, received the Niagara Foundation’s Fethulla Gulen Award during the 5th Annual Peace and Dialogue Awards program held on May 4, 2010 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Chicago. The Niagara Foundation (in the Midwest) is a sister organization of the Pacifica Institute (on the West Coast). They are organizations founded by the local Turkish American community with a mission of promoting peace in society and intercultural dialogue.
The Fethullah Gulen Award is named after the Foundation's and Institute’s honorary president, M. Fethullah Gulen, an accomplished Islamic scholar and preacher from eastern Turkey whose books have been best-sellers in Turkey. Gulen is also a friend of His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
Alex Patico, OPF-North America Secretary and conference coordinator, read the Bishop's address when receiving the award.
Attillah Kahveci, President of the Pacifica Foundation in Los Angeles, spoke about the award, the Pacifica Institute, its mission and its founder.
This recording is made at lunch during the Orthodox Peace Fellowship-North America Conference 2010, "Interfaith Dialogue: Seeking the Peaceable Kingdom." It was recorded in the dining hall Saturday, October 2, 2010 at St Paul's Greek Orthodox Church, Irvine, California (by JBP - audio editing by Christo) The quality of this recording may vary due to the recording environment.
"The stranger that stays with you shall be to you as the homeborn among you and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt." Leviticus 19:33-34
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