The El-Hibri Charitable Foundation (ECF), a private foundation dedicated to building a better world by promoting the universally shared Islamic values of peace and social justice, announced today that it has selected Judy Barsalou as its new President. Read the full announcement
The El-Hibri Charitable Foundation seeks to build a better world by embracing the universally shared values of Islam: peace and social justice. To advance this vision the Foundation makes grants, conducts programs, sponsors educational forums, and collaborates with like-minded organizations to promote peace education and interfaith understanding, to foster social acceptance and support for the well-being of American Muslim students in higher education, and to increase opportunities for disadvantaged youth in the Middle East to lead productive lives.
The El-Hibri Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce Dr. Chaiwat Satha-Anand as the sixth recipient of its annual Peace Education Prize. Dr. Satha-Anand is the first international candidate to be honored with the award which carries a $20,000 prize. Read more about the Dr. Satha-Anand and the El-Hibri Peace Education Prize here.
The El-Hibri Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce Leah Muskin-Perriet as the 2012 El-Hibri Youth Peace Education Prize Laureate, which carries a $5,000 prize. Read more about Leah Muskin-Perriet and the El-Hibri Youth Peace Education Prize here.
The El-Hibri Charitable Foundation launched its Campus Deen Program in the summer of 2012 with the goals of identifying challenges confronting Muslim students on American college campuses and developing resources to address them while contributing to the students' overall well-being and positive civic identity. The Program consists of two parts: student leadership training and a resource website (www.campusdeen.org). Read more about the Campus Deen Program here.
The El-Hibri Charitable Foundation, in collaboration with the Social Welfare Institutions of Lebanon – Dar Al Aytam Al Islamiya, formally opened the Ibrahim El-Hibri Campus, a $20 million state-of-the art orphanage and educational center in Qobbeh, Lebanon on May 23, 2012. Read more about the opening of the Ibrahim El-Hibri Campus here.
Rabbi Marc Gopin, director of the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University, delivered the Second Annual Ibrahim El-Hibri Interfaith Lecture at the El-Hibri Charitable Foundation on July 31, 2012. The topic was: "Reflections on Interfaith Paths to Global Peace and Justice."
The El-Hibri Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce that Baroness Mary Goudie, a Member of the British House of Lords since 1998 and a global advocate for the rights of women and children, joined the Board of Trustees of the Foundation in May 2012. Read more about Baroness Goudie here.
Dr. Lynn Kunkle, a Trustee of the El-Hibri Charitable Foundation and an expert on interfaith issues, peacebuilding and Islamic approaches to social justice, joined the Foundation’s staff in July in the newly created position of Director of Programs. Dr. Kunkle is a former assistant professor at American University in Washington, D.C. where she earned a Ph.D. in International Relations. Read more about Lynn Kunkle here.