Adyan Foundation is a finalist for the 2019 Global Pluralism Award

A new international recognition for the role of Adyan Foundation in promoting Dialogue, Spiritual Solidarity, and Inclusive Citizenship in Lebanon and the Arab world.

We are very pleased to announce that Adyan Foundation has been selected as one of the 10 finalists for the 2019 Global Pluralism Award among 538 nominations from 74 countries. The jury of the award has selected Adyan Foundation as a finalist for its role in creating opportunities to promote dialogue and spiritual solidarity, and in developing the concept of Inclusive Citizenship in Lebanon and the Arab World.

The Global Centre for Pluralism, an international organization headquartered in Canada, has organized a media roundtable to announce the selection of Adyan Foundation as a finalist for the Award. The media roundtable took place on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at the Smallville Hotel Beirut, with the participation of the Chargée d’Affairs at the Embassy of Canada in Lebanon, Ms. Katrina Burgess, the Program Manager at the Global Centre for Pluralism, Mr. Daniel Cervan-Gil and Adyan Chairperson and CEO, Prof. Fadi Daou.

About the Global Pluralism Award

The Global Pluralism Award focuses on highlighting the institutions and individuals who are working on promoting Pluralism and chooses the best practices and actions in this field. The Award is presented once every two years to individuals, organizations, governments and businesses of any nationality. Through their remarkable and sustained achievements, awardees contribute to building more inclusive societies in which human diversity is protected.

The Award is a program of the Global Centre for Pluralism, an international education and research organization founded by His Highness the Aga Khan and the Government of Canada. The international Award jury, chaired by the Rt. Hon. Joe Clark, former Prime Minister of Canada, is comprised of seven independent members from various disciplines, who carefully consider the final candidates for the award.

Three finalists will be selected as winners for the 2019 Global Pluralism Award, they will be invited to an Award Ceremony held in Ottawa, Canada in November, and will receive $50,000 CAD to further their work in promoting pluralism.