Thursday, May 12, 2022
990 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
This event will be both in-person and livestreamed!
Join Interfaith Philadelphia as we highlight the contribution of the Catholic community to interfaith work and celebrate two of our home-grown heroes, Monsignor Michael Carroll and Sister Maria Hornung, MMS. (Check out some of our past award recipients.)
This year, we turn our focus to the untold stories, the seemingly ordinary yet extraordinarily significant actions of our local leaders. Msgr. Carroll and Sr. Maria contributed to the foundational components of Philadelphia’s bridges to understanding, the bridges over which we still walk, often without noticing. Join us to hear the stories of the role of the Catholic community in laying the cornerstones of interfaith work in Philadelphia.
Msgr. Michael Carroll, through years of serving schools and churches, brought interfaith work into all he did. From friendships and partnerships with those of other faiths to the creation of the Abraham: Our Father in Faith curriculum shared nationally and beyond as well as his service on the Interfaith Council on the Holocaust, his contributions to this work are unparalleled.
Sister Maria Hornung, MMS, spent decades serving in Africa with the Medical Mission Sisters, developing her innate ability to reach across difference. Sr. Maria authored a book and workbook entitled Encountering Other Faiths, which has been a staple in seminary, college, and Interfaith Philadelphia circles.
Msgr. Carroll and Sr. Maria’s groundbreaking work was rooted in Philadelphia, yet their reach has extended far beyond. We are thrilled to honor their leadership, rooted in Catholic social teachings, and their commitment to interfaith work in the Philadelphia region.
This special Awards program will also feature 2022 Philadelphia Poet Laureate, Airea Dee Matthews!
Join us as we highlight these champions of interfaith work who helped build critical supports for the bridges across which we travel today.
This event will be both in-person and livestreamed.
To guarantee your space at the in-person event, please get your tickets/sponsorship by Monday, May 2.
Thank you to our generous sponsors:
Bruce and Nancy Winn
Margaret Barry and Jeffrey Abrams
The Gallagher Family
Bridge Builder: $5,000+
William and Debbie Becker
Rev. Richard Fernandez and Eloise Chevrier
Jon and Rabbi Carol Harris-Shapiro
Abby Stamelman Hocky and Eric Hocky
Sankey and Connie Wiliams
Carol Avins and Rayman Solomon
Len and Ellan Bernstein
Milan and Leslie Kunz
Gish Rockford Family
Elizabeth Pincus Rubin and Bruce D. Rubin
Rev. Margaret Somerville
Rabbi David Straus and Lynne Breslau
Julie Dill Williams
Tamra and Steven Zebovitz
Eileen Bazelon, M.D.
Barbra Berley-Mellits and Bart Mellits
Congregation Beth Am Israel
Rev. Carolyn Cavaness
Beth and John Dugan
Amy & Tim Emmett-Rardin
Rev. Jesse and Allen Garner
Randi Siegel Harris and John Harris
Bronwen and Jeremy Henry
Rabbi Richard and Barbara Hirsh
Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Jeff Pasek
The Huron Foundation
Seth and Rabbi Nancy Kreimer
Ken Kolodziej and Anne Hagele
Krista Dedrick Lai and Terry Lai
Robert and Holly Lankin
Arlene Lauf and Marc Goldstein
Gary and Lynn Laurino
Rabbi Jill Maderer
William and Linda Madway
Andrea and Jay Malamut, M.D.
Steven and Laurie Rosard
Moji Saberin, M.D.
The Very Reverend Judith Sullivan
Elizabeth Weiler and James Shanahan
Dr. Ilene Wasserman and Mark Taylor
Courtenay and Tom Willcox, M.D.