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Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber named "Person of the Year" by the Trialog Insitut in Vienna

Trialog Institut, an interfaith and intercultural organization, held their first Christian Jewish Muslim Peace Concert at the Hotel Marriott Vienna on 24th June 2008.

The highlight of the evening was the award for “Trialog Person of the Year 2008” which was given to Mohamed Bin Issa Al Jaber in honour of his activities at the MBI Al Jaber Foundation in support of peace, tolerance and democracy in Middle East. The award was presented by Karl Blecha, the former Federal Minister of Interior and the Home Secretary of Austrian Retiree Alliance and the Austrian-Arabic Association, who said it was a great honour to be chosen to present the award.

Among the attendees were Karin Gastinger, former Minister of Justice and Dr. Werner Fasselabend, former Federal Minister of Defense and current member of Parliament, who each spoke about the important contribution of the work of MBI Al Jaber to interfaith and intercultural dialogue, education, tolerance and peace.

The culmination of the award ceremony “Trialog Person of the Year 2008” was presented to MBI Al Jaber. In his dedication speech, Karl Blecha also honoured MBI Al Jaber for his work towards building bridges through education and understanding and his support of peace, tolerance and democracy.

Trialog Institut, founded by Michael Galibov and Alexander Karakas, organized a conference entitled “Common Values within Three World Religions: Christianity, Islam and Judaism,” with the US Embassy Vienna last June featuring keynote speaker Under Secretary Karen Hughes, Department of State and a panel discussion by Jewish Muslim and Christian youth.


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