The Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), a prominent civil rights organization, has selected HCEF President Rateb Rabie to accept the Faith and Tolerance Award on behalf of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation.

The Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), a prominent civil rights organization, has selected HCEF President Rateb Rabie to accept the Faith and Tolerance Award on behalf of the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation. The award is given to faith-based organizations working with religious institutions to encourage cooperation and peacemaking in the region. HCEF aims to build bridges in support of peace and justice in the Holy Land, and to replace despair with hope, fear with security, and humiliation with human dignity.
 
HCEF works to build tolerance through concrete measures to bring about peaceful coexistence in the United States and the Holy Land. HCEF President Rateb Rabie was chosen to receive the award on behalf of the organization for his instrumental role founding and advancing its cause. This award is made possible thanks to the tireless work of American and Arab Christian volunteers around the country to build understanding. HCEF is changing the image of Arabs through American Christians, who learn more about the role of Arab Christians in the diverse and rich history of Arab society.
 
Her Royal Highness Queen Rania al-Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan will receive the ADC Humanitarian Award, and Palestinian Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) will receive the Compassion in Service Award.
 
Past convention speakers, guests and awardees included Secretary General Kofi Anan, Hanan Ashrawi, Omar Sharif, Mike Wallace, Sam Donaldson, Azmi Bishara, Hani Abu-Assad, Ralph Nader, Theresa Heinz Kerry, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan, Senator Ted Kennedy, Mike Wallace, Helen Thomas, Casey Kasem, and Senator George Mitchell among many others. Confirmed speakers for this year’s convention include DNC Chairman Howard Dean, Massachusetts Homeland Security Chief Juliet Kayyem, and Senator Chuck Hagel among others.
 
HCEF encourages all of our supporters to find out more about the work of the Arab-American Anti-Discriminatory Committee (ADC) and to attend the awards Banquet to be held on June 7, 2007 in support of the organization. If you would are interested in learning more about the Arab-American experience and current issues of concern to the population, or if you would like to find out about the conference, visit http://www.adc.org/. Please contact HCEF Board Member Marilyn Doria at (301) 469-0814 or at marilynshaw@verizon.net to make arrangements to attend the Banquet with other HCEF supporters.