The Common Ground Awards 2010

The 2010 Common Ground Awards were held at the National Geographic Society on November 11th in Washington DC.

Voice of America-TV produced a feature about the 2010 Common Ground Awards, watch that video below.

The 2010 Honorees

Descendants of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings

For their work to bridge the divide within their family and heal the legacy of slavery


Center Rock Inc. & Drillers Supply Inc.
In recognition of the their role in the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for 69 days


Eboo Patel
Founder & President, Interfaith Youth Core
For building a global interfaith youth movement


Jim Leach
Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities
For his national civility tour calling for respect for all and a renewal of the American spirit in public discourse


The British Government
For its apology and acknowledgment of responsibility for the 1972 Bloody Sunday killings in Northern Ireland


Just Vision
Ronit Avni, Founder & Executive Director and Julia Bacha, Producer & Media Director
For their new film BUDRUS and for using media to shine a light on Palestinian & Israeli efforts to resolve their conflict nonviolently


The Mathare Youth Sports Association
For using sports to effect positive social change by working across religious, political, and tribal lines in Nairobi, Kenya


The South African 1995 Springbok Rugby Team  
For inspiring unity and healing through the power of sports

Honorary Chair
Her Majesty Queen Noor

Performance by
Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary