Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith and Rickie Byars Beckwith. Our ceremony took place at the beautiful Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. Many joined us in person and many others from around the world joined by Livestream. Humanity’s Team presented its 2015 Spiritual Leadership award to Rev. Michael & Rickie. This was the first time this award was bestowed on a couple.
Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary General, said Nelson Mandela was perhaps the most respected, most admired international figure in the world. We agree and we in Humanity’s Team were honored to give the late Nelson Mandela our spiritual leadership award during a ceremony at Freedom Park in Pretoria, South Africa on Sunday, July 27th. Sello Hatang, the Executive Director of the Nelson Mandela Foundation received the award on behalf of the late Nelson Mandela.
Humanity’s Team recognized Barbara Marx Hubbard for her lifelong contribution to the “birthing” of us through the threshold of great possibility, of our own conscious evolution, the social, spiritual, scientific, and technological potential of humanity as One.
Immaculée Ilibagiza accepted our 2011 Spiritual Leadership award on May 18, 2011 for having demonstrated ultimate acts of Oneness. Immaculée is a living example of faith put into action. Immaculée's life was transformed dramatically during the 1994 Rwandan genocide where she and seven other women spent 91 days huddled silently together in the cramped bathroom of a local pastor's house. Immaculée entered the bathroom a vibrant, 115-pound university student with a loving family - she emerged weighing just 65 pounds to find her most of her family had been brutally murdered. Through prayer and time, she eventually found it possible, and in fact imperative, to forgive her tormentors and her family's murderers.
Humanity's Team presented its 2010 Spiritual Leadership Award to internationally renowned mystical scholar and Sacred Activist architect Andrew Harvey .
The award presentation — was held May 19 at the New York Open Center in New York City, the largest urban holistic learning center in the United States — recognized Andrew’s extraordinary demonstrations of inspired action and visionary leadership through his life lived.
Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, the South African activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his international advocacy of a non-violent end to South African apartheid, has received Humanity's Team's Spiritual Leadership Award.
We believe his decision is momentous and catapults the mission of Humanity's Team to a new level of prominence and influence, endorsing our goal of Awakening the World to Oneness. It also affirms all that we've accomplished together in five short years and positions us to extend our efforts in the months and years ahead.
Ciro Gabriel Avruj is a graduate in Business Administration and has also studied Social Responsibility and Overall Human Development. Beginning in his youth he has been engaged in the study of consciousness and the spiritual quest. He is widely traveled and personally knows a number of spiritual world leaders. His hobby is adventure sports and he lives every moment to the fullest.
Since 1987, as a result of a car accident, he has lived his life as a wonderful challenge from his wheelchair. He teaches entrepreneurs and people in strategic positions within organizations on how to integrate their spiritual intelligence into their professional practice. As a social entrepreneur and spiritual activist he is very active promoting equal opportunities, social integration, personal leadership and the sharing of awareness. He has founded, and actively participates in, civil rights movements that promote universal human values and participation by all citizens. He has been singled out for several awards for his dedication and his life lived, not the least of which was Humanity's Team Spiritual Leadership Award in Beunos Aries, Argentina in 2008.
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