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May 25, 2011 / Ibrahim Leadership and Dialogue Project

Building Bridges and Bonds

IIE Trustee S.A. Ibrahim to Receive “Building Bridges and Bonds” Award

Mr. S.A. Ibrahim, CEO of Radian and IIE Trustee, will receive the “Building Bridges and Bonds” Award from S.A. IbrahimThe Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel (ICCI) in Washington, DC on Wednesday, June 1st. The award is bestowed upon a business leader who has demonstrated a stead-fast commitment to fostering cross-cultural and interreligious dialogue and harmony by building bridges, breaking barriers and creating environments of tolerance, education, understanding and empathy.

Mr. Ibrahim and his family support education and promote international and interfaith understanding through the Ibrahim Family Foundation. Major initiatives include the Ibrahim Fellowship at the Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania, the Ibrahim Family Theater at the International House of Philadelphia, the Ibrahim Leadership and Dialogue Project in the Middle East (sponsored by the Ibrahim Family Foundation and administered by the Institute of International Education) and programs run by the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel.

The ICCI was established in January 1991, and is one of Israel’s most respected intercultural organizations. It is comprised of more than 60 Christian, Muslim, and Jewish institutions, including Jewish-Arab coexistence organizations, museums, universities, and others.

Invited speakers include:

Congressman Keith Ellison, 5th District of Minnesota

Rabbi Eric Yoffie, President – Union of Reform Judaism

Rev. Dr. Katharine Henderson, President – Auburn Theological Seminary

Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed, National Director – Office for Interfaith and Community Alliances – Islamic Society of North America

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