The 2010 Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards

Posted by Kate Oczypok on May 24, 2010 in News Clips

The 2010 Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards were held on Wednesday evening at the Renaissance Hotel on 9th St downtown. The black-tie affair honored Hon. Richard M. Daley, Hon. Rosemary Barkett and Juma Al Majid. The Corporation for National and Community Service was also honored for their institutional excellence.

Sponsors enjoyed a reception before the gala, where Reps. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), Brian Baird (D-Wash.) and Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) among others attended.

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U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice Speaks at AAI’s Spirit of Humanity Awards

Posted by MoroccoBoard on May 23, 2010 in News Clips

On April 21, 2010, the Arab American Institute (AAI) held its 12th annual Kahlil Gibran “Spirit of Humanity” Awards in Washington, D.C. Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations delivered the key speech for the event.

Ambassador Rice recognized the honorees of the evening, among them: Mayor Daley, Judge Barkett, Mr. Zeitoun, Juma al-Majid, and the Corporation for National Community Service for their commitment to advancing the common good initiative. “This year’s honorees remind us of the importance of some great American ideals: service, responsibility, inclusion, and equality. Citizenship grants us great blessings,...

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U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice Speaks at AAI’s Spirit of Humanity Awards

Posted by MoroccoBoard on May 23, 2010 in News Clips

On April 21, 2010, the Arab American Institute (AAI) held its 12th annual Kahlil Gibran “Spirit of Humanity” Awards in Washington, D.C. Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations delivered the key speech for the event.

Ambassador Rice recognized the honorees of the evening, among them: Mayor Daley, Judge Barkett, Mr. Zeitoun, Juma al-Majid, and the Corporation for National Community Service for their commitment to advancing the common good initiative. “This year’s honorees remind us of the importance of some great American ideals: service, responsibility, inclusion, and equality. Citizenship grants us great blessings,...

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Gibran Awards Honor Tolerance, Humanity

Posted by Mohamed ElShinnawi on May 20, 2010 in News Clips

For the past 12 years, Lebanese-American poet Khalil Gibran’s love for equality and better understanding between East and West have inspired an awards program at the Arab American Institute in Washington.

Lebanese-American poet and philosopher Khalil Gibran said, “I love you my brother, whoever you are, whether you worship in your church, kneel in your temple or pray in your mosque.”

Promoting understanding

“The Prophet,” Gibran’s famous book, reflects his commitment to understanding among racial, ethnic, and religious communities. The Gibran Awards celebrate those whose lives mirror Gibran’s vision of humanity…

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2010 Gibran Awards Gala Press Coverage

Posted on May 04, 2010 in Arab American Institute

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The 2010 Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards The Hill

Gibran Awards Honor Tolerance, Humanity Voice of America

UAE philanthropist honored by Arab American Institute and Foundation Embassy of the United Arab Emirates

U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice Speaks at AAI’s Spirit of Humanity Awards MoroccoBoard

Cultural preservation work earns prestigious honour for Emirati The National, UAE

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Ambassador Rice Weighs In on U.S. Strategic Interests In the Middle East

Posted on April 28, 2010 in Press Releases

“Let there be no doubt: President Obama and all of us in his Administration are determined to reach a comprehensive peace in the Middle East – central to which is a two-state solution. President Obama has defined this goal as a vital U.S. interest.”

Washington, D.C. – April 23, 2010 – In an address to the Arab American Institute’s annual Kahlil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards Gala on April 21, 2010, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Susan Rice addressed the gathering of members of Congress, foreign dignitaries, and other distinguished guests and became yet another...

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Arab-American Institute honours Al Majid with award

Posted by Staff Report on April 26, 2010 in News Clips

Dubai: Juma Al Majid has been honoured by the Arab-American Institute as the winner of Khalil Gibran's "Spirit of Humanity for International Commitment" award.

The award was given to Al Majid in recognition of his humanitarian efforts and his academic achievements, in addition to his efforts in preserving the culture and heritage of the UAE.

Yousuf Al Otaiba, UAE Ambassador to the United States, accepted the award on behalf of Al Majid. "We hope this award highlights the importance of obtaining high quality education," he said.

Global society

He also added: "We, as...

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U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice Speaks at AAI’s Spirit of Humanity Awards

Posted by Allied Media on April 23, 2010 in News Clips

On April 21, 2010, the Arab American Institute (AAI) held its 12th annual Kahlil Gibran “Spirit of Humanity” Awards in Washington, D.C. Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations delivered the key speech for the event. Ambassador Rice recognized the honorees of the evening, among them: Mayor Daley, Judge Barkett, Mr. Zeitoun, Juma al-Majid, and the Corporation for National Community Service for their commitment to advancing the common good initiative.

“This year’s honorees remind us of the importance of some great American ideals: service, responsibility, inclusion, and equality. Citizenship grants us great blessings,...

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U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice Speaks at AAI’s Spirit of Humanity Awards

Posted by Allied Media on April 23, 2010 in News Clips

On April 21, 2010, the Arab American Institute (AAI) held its 12th annual Kahlil Gibran “Spirit of Humanity” Awards in Washington, D.C. Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations delivered the key speech for the event. Ambassador Rice recognized the honorees of the evening, among them: Mayor Daley, Judge Barkett, Mr. Zeitoun, Juma al-Majid, and the Corporation for National Community Service for their commitment to advancing the common good initiative.

“This year’s honorees remind us of the importance of some great American ideals: service, responsibility, inclusion, and equality. Citizenship grants us great blessings,...

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Ambassador Rice Says ‘We Support the Fayyad statehood plan’

Posted by Wtana on April 23, 2010 in News Clips

US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice addressed the Arab American Institute’s Kahlil Gibran “Spirit of Humanity” Awards Gala Wednesday night. Amid the glitz and glamor of a Washington gala, Rice gave a rousing endorsement of PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad’s statehood plan:

“We strongly support [Prime Minister Salam] Fayyad’s two-year plan and will do everything to make it happen.”

The Palestinian prime minister has worked tirelessly to ready the Palestinian territories for statehood – improving civil infrastructure in the West Bank, improving transparency in the government, and boycotting settler goods in the West Bank...

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