Hofstra Accepting Applications for 2010 Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize

    International award honors efforts at interfaith dialogue

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hofstra University
is now accepting applications for the 2010 Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize, a
$50,000 award for a living individual or organization that has contributed to
the promotion of constructive dialogue between faith communities. The prize is
awarded biennially.

    His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, Tenzin Gyatso, was named the
first winner of the Guru Nanak Interfaith Prize in 2008 in recognition of his
many years of promoting interfaith dialogue and understanding around the

    The winner is chosen by a distinguished panel of judges composed of
religious leaders, academics and individuals known for their commitment to
interfaith dialogue. Award recipients will have demonstrated extraordinary
leadership, courage and a capacity for inspiring in others a willingness to
embrace the vulnerability that is the key to true religious dialogue.

    The deadline for applications for the 2010 prize is July 15, 2009.

    The goal of this international award is to bring greater visibility to
the critical role that religious dialogue plays in the pursuit of peace and to
provide direct support for the furtherance of such activities. Guru Nanak,
founder of Sikhism, taught that we locate our oneness with humanity by
exploring our differences.

    The prize is funded by a generous gift from the family of Ishar Singh
Bindra and will be awarded by Hofstra in collaboration with the Sardarni
Kuljit Kaur Bindra Charitable Foundation.

    Nominators should provide a brief description of themselves (no more than
100 words) and a two-page letter describing the individual or organization
being nominated and the activities the nominator believes qualify the nominee
for consideration. Nominations may be submitted in writing to Dean Bernard J.
Firestone, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 200A Heger Hall, 115
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-1115, or by e-mail at
GuruNanakPrize@hofstra.edu . For more information please visit

    Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can
choose from more than 145 undergraduate and 160 graduate programs in liberal
arts and sciences, business, engineering, communication, education, health and
human services, and honors studies, as well as a School of Law.

    Hofstra University

For further information:

For further information: Stu Vincent of Hofstra University,
+1-516-463-6493, stuart.vincent@hofstra.edu  Web Site: http://www.hofstra.edu

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