Dirk Ficca Honored for Interreligious Work

September 22, 2011

Rev. Dirk Ficca

Dirk Ficca, Executive Director of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions, will be honored tonight at the 2011 Niagara Peace & Dialogue Awards in Chicago. The Niagara Foundation annually awards individuals and organizations who have contributed their time, energy, leadership, and dedication to the cause of dialog, peace, understanding, and community service. Ficca is the 2011 recipient of the Niagara Fethullah Gulen Award, which recognizes excellence in the particular area of interreligious understanding. The award is named after the Foundation’s and Institute’s honorary president, M. Fethullah Gulen, an accomplished Islamic scholar and preacher from eastern Turkey. The other 2011 Honorees are Lisa Madigan, Attorney General, State Of Illinois; Anne Eleanor Roosevelt, Vice President, Global Corporate Citizenship, The Boeing Company; and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Land Acknowledgment

The Parliament of the World's Religions acknowledges it is situated on the traditional homelands of the Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi), Hoocąk (Winnebago/Ho’Chunk), Jiwere (Otoe), Nutachi (Missouria), and Baxoje (Iowas); Kiash Matchitiwuk (Menominee); Meshkwahkîha (Meskwaki); Asâkîwaki (Sauk); Myaamiaki (Miami), Waayaahtanwaki (Wea), and Peeyankihšiaki (Piankashaw); Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo); Inoka (Illini Confederacy); Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe), and Odawak (Odawa).

PoWR recognizes the region we now call Chicago remains home to a diversity of Indigenous peoples today and this land upon which we walk, live, and play continues to be Indigenous land.

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