The Common Ground Awards 2009

2009 Awards Highlights

PRESS COVERAGE: The 2009 Common Ground Awards Featured on MSNBC and NBC

PHOTOS: Slideshow from The 2009 Common Ground Awards

 



The 2009 Common Ground Award Recipients

Representative John Lewis and Elwin Wilson

Congressman John Lewis and Elwin Wilson, for their inspirational reconciliation after Wilson’s apology for his civil-rights era violence against Lewis.

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, MD, MPH

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, for his unwavering advocacy of peace between Israel and Palestine, despite losing three of his daughters to the conflict.

Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong, for the creation of the Charter for Compassion.

Coach Luma Mufleh and the Fugees Family

Coach Luma Mufleh and the Fugees Family, a soccer team and support system for
refugee boys.

CeaseFire

CeaseFire, a community-based violence reduction effort based in Chicago.

Stand by Me by Playing for Change

Stand by Me by Playing for Change, an international musical collaboration.

Ring the Bells by Melissa Etheridge and Salman Ahmad

Ring the Bells by Melissa Etheridge and Salman Ahmad & Participant Media, a fusion of rock and sufi devotional singing that calls for unity and change.

 

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