IMAN Executive Director Rami Nashashibi and Senior Director Harriet Lewis traveled to Qatar earlier this month to take part in the 12th Doha Interfaith Conference. Religious leaders, academics, educators and activists from over 70 countries gathered to engage one another around “Spiritual and Intellectual Security in the Light of Religious Doctrines”. Out of a pool of over 120 nominees, we are especially honored that IMAN was awarded with the 2016 Doha International Award for Interfaith Dialogue. This honor recognizes IMAN’s commitment to promoting peace and bridging gaps between faith communities through holistic, grassroots social justice work.
During the conference, Nashashibi delivered a presentation on activist Jim Wallis’ call for a “collective repentance” from racism, the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and its powerful lessons for justice seekers in today’s world. The IMAN-led Martin Luther King Living Memorial project captures that collaborative spirit, as an intergenerational, multifaith cohort of artists, activists and community leaders work together on its unveiling this August.
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