IAS Humanitarian Award

Honoring Service

For over the past 20 years, the International Association of Sufism has honored individuals whose lives and work offer a model of engaged service and positive contributions to our community and culture through an Annual IAS Humanitarian Award. This includes contributions in such diverse areas as education, human rights, social justice, religion, spirituality, publishing, cosmology, theology, journalism, and more.

We hope you will join us this fall for the 2022 Award Celebration (details coming soon).

IAS Humanitarian Award

This award and annual celebration was established specifically to honor the creative diversity that people in our community bring to the path of humanity and to serving their society’s deeply held values. The first Humanitarian Award gala dinner, held in 2000, honored distinguished professor and author Huston Smith. Further IAS Humanitarian Award recipients have including the following individuals for their commitment to service and the greater Bay Area and/or global community: 

      • The Rev. Canon Charles Gibbs, past Executive Director of the United Religions Initiative
      • Nafisa Haji, an award winning author
      • Dr. Harlan Stelmach, past Chair of Humanities and a professor at Dominican University of California
      • Sonia Leon Gilbert, Sufi woman leader
      • Brian Swimme, Ph.D., Professor at California Institute of Integral Studies and an evolutionary cosmologist
      • Matthew Fox, Founder of the University of Creation Spirituality
      • Dr. Mary Kay Sweeney, Executive Director of Homeward Bound
      • The Dominican Sisters of San Rafael
      • Peter Coyote, acclaimed actor and Emmy Award-winning narrator
      • Cheryl Jennings, former award winning news anchor of ABC7/KGO-TV
      • Donna Garske, Executive Director of Center for Domestic Peace
      • Rabbi Michael Lerner, Editor of Tikkun, for his career of service in social justice, activism, and religion to the community
      • Diane Cirincione-Jampolsky, Ph.D., Founder and Executive Director of Attitudinal Healing International
      • Kokomon Clottey and Aeeshah Clottey, Co-Founders of Attitudinal Healing Connection
      • Gerald Jampolsky, MD., Founder of Attitudinal Healing for their humanitarian work and community service