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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.