On June 2nd 2016, Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington awarded an Interfaith Bridge Builders Award to Muslim Lakhani among 2 others.
ML Social Vision is happy to celebrate this event. The Interfaith Conference received a statement of congratulations from Congressman Lee Hamilton celebrating Muslim and his accomplishments. Congressman Hamilton, who also served as President of the Woodrow Wilson Center, is one of the most distinguished political leaders in American history, having been honored by President Obama with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He is also known abroad as the "Wise Man of America." From the desk of Congressmen Lee Hamilton:
"I was delighted to learn that the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington is honoring Muslim Lakhani, a visionary American of South Asian ancestry who has been a leader in promoting greater international, inter-faith, and cross-cultural dialogue, reconciliation, and mutual understanding.
I got to know Muslim more than a decade ago when he was partnering with the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson Center here in Washington, in part to bring journalists from Pakistan to the United States promoting greater mutual understanding. In the last decade, Muslim's philanthropic leadership has frequently concentrated on helping people in urgent need of assistance for meeting basic needs, including access to free health care clinics.
Muslim Lakhani is to be commended for his exemplary citizenship, his deep compassion for fellow citizens, and his extraordinary commitment to, and leadership in helping others. He is a true Bridge Builder, committed to breaking down barriers and divisions and bringing all of us closer together. I commend the Interfaith Conference for honoring Muslim Lakhani, Maria Otero and Joe Eldridge.
I have known the work and the impressive leadership of all three honorees, and I salute them for their dedication to justice and basic human rights for others. May their work inspire others to build ever stronger bridges of compassion so needed in today's world."
- Lee H. Hamilton
Muslim Lakhani, Chairman & CEO of ML Resources Social Vision was a keynote speaker at USAID annual Iftar program on Wednesday July 31, 2013. Hosted by USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah, the theme of the event was "Eradicating Extreme Poverty: This Generation's Legacy". Mr. Lakhani spoke about the role of private sector in not only supporting programs to alleviate poverty, but how individuals with a vision can help create strategic partnerships and model innovative approaches to solving global challenges. His work with the Salvation Army in the US was inspirational to the invited guests who included members of academic institutions, civil society, international development organizations, religious leaders and youth activists. Several representatives from US government agencies including the White House and State Department attended the event as well.
The 9/11 Unity Walk, a non-profit that brings together people of diverse backgrounds & faiths through leadership & service, honored ML Resources at their 1st annual benefit with their Corporate Social Responsibility Award. The benefit also presented a Lifetime Achievement award to renowned scholar and author Karen Armstrong. The organization recognized ML Resources' contribution to various interfaith initiatives in the United States, including the Interfaith Center of New York's domestic violence prevention trainings, the Fast2Feed Iftar in September 2009, and the development of the Interfaith Youth Action Group.The award was received by Meshal Lakhani on behalf of ML Social Vision.