Rev. Dirk Ficca and Dr. William E. Lesher to Receive Interfaith Visionary Award

June 15, 2010

On October 19th, 2010 in New York City, Dirk Ficca, the Executive Directer for the Council and Board Chair Emeritus, Dr. William E. Lesher, will be honored by the Temple of Understanding during its 50th Anniversary Gala honoring 50 Interfaith Visionaries. Dirk has worked closely with the Council since the 1993 Parliament, and he is an ordained Presbyterian minister. Click here to read more about Dirk, and click here to read more about the Temple of Understanding.

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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