OMNIA Wins Prestigious Paul Carus Award

SHANTA PREMAWARDHANA
PRESIDENT, OMNIA INSTITUTE FOR CONTEXTUAL LEADERSHIP
NOVEMBER 2018

 OMNIA’s Abare Kallah receives Parliament’s Paul Carus Award

OMNIA’s Abare Kallah receives Parliament’s Paul Carus Award

The Parliament of the World’s Religions meeting in Toronto November 1-7, gave its prestigious Paul Carus award for interreligious understanding and action to OMNIA, and to two of its change agents, Rev. Abare Kallah, its lead organizer in Nigeria, and Ms. Soraya Deen, its lead organizer in Women’s Initiatives and Partnerships. Over 8000 participants from around the world representing over 220 religious traditions participated in the Parliament. The award is given by the family of Paul Carus, a key leader of the first Parliament in 1893, for “outstanding work in the international interreligious movement for a just, peaceful and sustainable world.”

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