Deadline for Goldziher Nominations is Friday, Nov. 15
A $25,000.00 cash award made possible by the generosity of The William and Mary Greve Foundation for work that contributes significantly to reverence, understanding and collaboration in common moral purposes between Jews and Muslims. Those eligible for the award include scholars, artists and activists.
Named for the great 19th century Jewish Islamicist, Ignac Goldziher, the 2010 award was presented to Mark R. Cohen of Princeton University, and the 2012 award to Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky of the Jewish Theological Seminary.
Nominations, including self-nominations, accepted until 12:00 midnight EST on November 15, 2013.
The nomination process begins by downloading a nomination ballot. For more information and to access a ballot please click here.
Lessons of Faith: Alumna’s Bequest to Strengthen Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations at MerrimackEileen Jennings ’64, admits that she spent most of her life largely unaware of the specific teachings of the Muslim religion, and its many similarities with Christianity. But that changed dramatically in 2007, when she met an Afghan man named Israr who has since brought religious tolerance, sustaining friendship, and a new calling into Jennings’ life. Today, through the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations Jennings has reached out to share those gifts with the Merrimack community.
The Goldziher (Gold-zi-air) Prize is an award for excellence in the coverage of American Muslims by an individual or team of U.S. journalists.