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Prelude—Meditation—Be Here Now...Clare Uchima & Hinako Omori

Introduction—We Are the World.........................Clarksville, IN, USA

Elementary School

Dedication of Program………….…..Cristina Gonzalez, Chair, Board of Trustees
Welcome to the Gala…….………........…....….Marilyn Turkovich & Felipe Zurita
Prayer of Gratitude……………………….……….……..……..………Chief Phil Lane, Jr
Nuclear Prayer……………………………..……….…………...….Bishop William Swing
Beloved of the Soul, the Father of Compassion.......................Shani Oshri &

Noam Heinz Lowenstein

Prayer of All People…………………………………....…..Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid

Humanitarian Award—The Parents Circle—Families Forum (PCFF)
La Yu’minu……………………………………..........................….…………..Lior Attar
Presentation of Award………………….………...……………………....…..Yaffa Maritz
Acceptance of the Award………..………...........Robi Damelin & Leila Al-Sheikh
Message from the Author………….………………….……..….……….Colum McCann
Message from the Poet ……………………………………...…..….Naomi Shihab Nye
One Love……………………………………………………..…………….….……….Koolulam

Message on Compassion…………..…..His Holiness, The Dalai Lama

Humanitarian Award—Vandana Shiva
Song of Hope………………………………………………..……….....….Pragnya Wakhlu
Presentation of Award………………….………………………………...…..Arun Wakhlu
Acceptance of the Award………..…………..…………………...….…..Vandana Shiva
Message from the Author……………………………………..……...…..…David Korten
Dear Mr. Presidents……………………………………………..………….…Noemie Tahiti
Message from ServiceSpace Founder……………………..………..……Nipun Mehta
Compassionate India…....…Anjali Sharma, Rakhee Sharma and Arun Wakhlu

Humanitarian Award—Rabbi Soetendorp
Presentation of Award…………………..……………….….…..…...……Gard Jameson
Acceptance of the Award………..…………..……...…Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp
Nani Nani…………………………………………..…………….…….…..…….…Shani Oshri
Founder In Eigen Kracht………………………..……….....Heleen de Mooij-Lubbers
Founder of Handvest voor Compassie………………....….......Monica Neomagus
Congratulations from Rotterdam………………………………….…..….Vera Bauman
Charter for Compassion Coordinators in the Netherlands......…..Monica Neomagus & Gerthe Lamers

Message from the Founder....................................Karen Armstrong 

Humanitarian Award—Krista Tippett

There’s Room at the Table……….....…………….……….....…….Carrie Newcomer
Presentation of Award………………….……………....……Reverend Jennifer Bailey
Acceptance of the Award………..…………..………….……….......…..Krista Tippett
Message from Author and Activist…………………….……......……..Parker Palmer
Message from Compassionate Mayors…....….............Hector Castillo, Mexico,

Greg Fischer, Louisville & Ron Nirenburg, San Antonio

Message from Nottingham, UK…………………...............……………..Sue Cooper

Humanitarian Award—Cynthia Sears
We’re All in the Same Boat……………………………………………..Zac Brown Band
Presentation of Award………………….……………………………….…….Laura Burgis
Acceptance of the Award………..…………..…….…………………......Cynthia Sears
Message from Poet Laureate…………………………….………………….…Billy Collins
Improv on Compassion…………………………….……………….........………The Edge
Messages from Compassionate Australia and California...Compassion Teams
Desert Song……………………….….Central Australian Aboriginal Women's Choir

Humanitarian Award—Roshi Joan Halifax
Presentation of Award………………….……………….………………....Charles Barker
Acceptance of the Award………..…………..…….….……..…..…Roshi Joan Halifax
Message from the Compassion Project………………………………….….Julian Abel
Behind Your Eyes…………………………………………………….…..…………Aliza Hava
Message from Poet…………………………….………………………………Sholeh Wolpé
Australian Diaspora—Warrior……..…Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra

Humanitarian Award—Magdalena Whoolery
Presentation of Award………………….……………….………………...Amin Hashwani
Acceptance of the Award………..…………..…….….…………Magdalena Whoolery
Message from Learn to Play in Botswana…………….….…Priyanka Handa Ram
Message from Compassionate City Coordinators…....…Atlanta & San Antonio
South African Anthem…………………………………….……Cantare Children's Choir
Message from Poet…………………………….……………….….….…….Yahia Lababidi
Compassionate Pakistan…………………………………...…Zareen Qureshi & Team
Soul Mate……………………………………………………...…Salman Ahmed & Junoon

Troy Perry Awards to the LQBTQIA+ Community…...…………….TBA

Humanitarian Award—Isabel Wilkerson
Presentation of Award………………….……………….…………..…….…Prexy Nesbitt
Acceptance of the Award………..…………..…….….…………..…..Isabel Wilkerson
I Am Willing……………………………………………………………………....….Holly Near
Message from Compassionate City Mayors.….……...Lori Lightfoot, Chicago &

Carolyn Goodman, Las Vegas

Humanitarian Award—September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
One Music, One Tribe, One World…………………………………………….Ditto Duo
Presentation of Award………………….……………….…..….……Maria Cantacuzino
Acceptance of the Award………..…………..…….….…………….Rev. Diane Hudder
Message from Voices for Creative Nonviolence………………….…..…Kathy Kelly
We Shall Overcome…………………….………….…Daniel Nahmod and Nimo Patel

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