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2012 ISB Building Bridges Awards Dinner


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We appreciate everyone who joined us Saturday, November 10 in making the 2012 ISB Building Bridges Awards Dinner a success!  


Dinner guests joined some of Atlanta's most prominent leaders from the government, media, interfaith, education, and business communities at this year's gala, which featured a networking reception, music by the String Ensemble of the Waldorf School, a dinner, a silent auction, and an awards ceremony.


The dinner event honored individuals and organizations in the metro Atlanta area who have made significant contributions towards interfaith and multicultural understanding. This year's recipients of of the ISB Building Bridges Awards were the Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters (AIB) and the Peachtree City Police Department. The ISB's Lifetime Achievement Award was bestowed upon Dr. Hossam Fadel and Dr. Skina Fadel.  Mr. Alan Howard was named the ISB's Speaker of the Year. Congratulations to all award recipients!  


The Ambassador of South Africa to the United States Ebrahim Rasool delivered a keynote address that described the long history of the anti-apartheid struggle, which included interfaith efforts. Ambassador Rasool has been active in mobilizing Muslims and the broader faith communities for a deeper understanding of Islam and faith under conditions of oppression (under apartheid) and currently under conditions of globalization.   


Chief Executive Officer of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR) Doug Shipman was the Honorary Chair of the 2012 ISB Building Bridges Awards Dinner. His speech drew a connection between our nation's history of the civil rights movement and ISB's current efforts in promoting religious pluralism and social justice.   


The dinner guests also heard from ISB Executive Director Soumaya Khalifa about ISB Atlanta's milestone achievements in 2011-2012, including winning the 2012 Emory's Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award, receiving the Georgia Outstanding Citizens Award, attending the White House Iftar hosted by President Barak Obama, participating in an international interfaith dialogue meeting in New York with the President of Egypt Mohamed Morsi.  


In addition to the engaging speeches, the audience were wowed with elegant silent auction items that included art, jewelry, and entertainment packages.  


To view event's picture gallery, please click here.


If you missed the event, you can still support the ISB's efforts by making a secure online donation through our website or mailing a check payable to ISB Atlanta to ISB Atlanta, P.O. Box 2608, Peachtree City, GA 30269.  Please remember that our efforts to promote interfaith and multicultural understanding are only possible through your support.  


Together, we look forward to another year of success!  


Best wishes,   


Soumaya Khalifa-One Nation 

Soumaya Khalifa

Executive Director

ISB Atlanta   


The Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, apolitical educational organization that provides certified Muslim speakers to promote awareness about Islam and Muslims. The ISB is a local affiliate of the Islamic Networks Group (ING).

ISB Atlanta, P.O. Box 2608, Peachtree City, Georgia 30269. Telephone: 404-377-8380

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