Prominent Central Ohio interfaith leader, Imran Malik, Director of the Noor Islamic Cultural Center, Hilliard, Ohio, along with Dan Cark and Edith Espinal has been announced as winners of the Alvin R. Hadley Social Justice Award 2022 by the Living Faith Awards Foundation for exemplary work in the field of social justice.
The announcement by the Living Faith Awards said the “recipients have engaged in efforts to give voice to the voiceless, and/or seeking access to basic civil and human rights for all, and/or working toward changing unjust laws and practices.”
The conferment of the award which will come up as a breakfast event on Thursday, October 13, 2022, will take place at First Community Church, North Campus, 3777 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio beginning from 7.30am
“Thank you to the Interfaith community of Central Ohio for bestowing me and my family with their trust and continuous support,” said Imran Malik.
As first-generation immigrant parents, the wife and Malik, came to the United States in the 90s as immigrant family and international college student (respectively) with belief in the promise of the American Dream!
The Living Faith Awards honor individuals who create a more hopeful, peaceful, and faithful world. Recipients of the awards are those laypersons who exemplify dynamic faith in their lives, those whose faith is both “lived” and “alive” in ways that inspire, challenge, and serve. Honorees embody any or all of the following values:
- Peacemaking…In their own homes, their life work, and/or in the community
- Tending to the “least of these” …Visiting the sick or imprisoned, feeding the hungry, giving shelter to the homeless
- Caring for creation…Creating sustainability and being a good steward of God’s creation
- Loving neighbor AND self…Reaching across divisions in our culture and community to honor common ground, caring for oneself in addition to caring for others
Imran Malik is also serving in the organizing committee of the New Americans Book Fair coming up on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at the Columbus Metropolitan Library on Karl Road, Columbus, Ohio.
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