AJC’s Rosen receives interfaith award with top Anglican cleric, imam


WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rabbi David Rosen of the American Jewish Committee received the interfaith award from Search for Common Ground, which promotes reconciliation and conflict resolution.

Rosen, the AJC’s international director of interreligious affairs, was one of three clergymen to receive the award with Lord George Carey of Clifton, the former archbishop of Canterbury, the head of the Anglican Church; and Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the chairman of the Cordoba Initiative, which is behind the controversial initiative to commemorate the 9/11 attacks with an interfaith center near the World Trade Center in Manhattan.

Among other honorees at the Nov. 8 event in Washington was the late Ambassador Christopher Stevens, killed Sept. 11 in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Previous recipients of the Common Ground Award include Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; former U.S. President Jimmy Carter; Archbishop Desmond Tutu, a leader in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa; boxer Muhammad Ali; and Sesame Workshop, the children’s programmer.

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