The awards banquet recognized the first recipients of this award who have been instrumental in constructing and strengthening the bridges of interfaith understanding, dialogue and a stronger community.
"The Brueggeman Center has grown and been enriched through our association with the Islamic Center," says James Buchanan, Brueggeman Center director. "We are honored by their recognition of the work we do and look forward to another decade of partnership."
The Brueggeman Center seeks to foster dialogue that is interreligious, interdisciplinary, intercultural and interinstitutional, and was being honored along with the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) Greater Cincinnati and West Chester Township of Butler County.
The Building Bridges banquet keynote speaker was internationally recognized Maha ElGenaidi, president and founder of Islamic Networks Group. ElGenaidi is known for her work in education, interfaith outreach and promoting peace. She is one of the most influential American Muslim women of our time.
The celebration weekend included variety of activities, such as guided tours, cultural displays, café, book fair with guest authors and an interfaith dialogue panel discussion, that are all open to the public.
For more information on the Islamic Center, please contact Shakila Ahmad at 513 755-3280.