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Release Date: Friday, May 24, 2013 4:00 PM
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South African Ambassador to Speak on Workplace Faith and Ethics
 in an Interfaith Discussion at Howard University

Ebrahim Rasool

WASHINGTON (November 2, 2012) - South African Ambassador to the United States Ebrahim Rasool will speak on “Faith and Ethics in the Workplace: An Interfaith Discussion.” The event will take place in the School of Social Work auditorium at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Rasool is well-known for his role as an activist in South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement. His activism against the country’s apartheid government began in his years as a high school student in Cape Town. Rasool later held leadership positions in the United Democratic Front and the African National Congress. Today, he is recognized throughout the world as a proponent of human rights and interfaith cooperation.

Ambassador Rasool is the founder of the World for All Foundation which strives to create cooperation between moderates from different races and religions. He is the recipient of many awards, including the “Visionary Leadership and Public Good Award” from the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists and the “Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights” from the Kaiser Family Foundation. 

Rasool’s visit to Howard University is as part of the Office of the Dean of the Chapel and Interfaith Advisors’ efforts to build interfaith understanding and cooperation on campus. The program is co-sponsored by: Interfaith Advisors and the Office of the Dean of the Chapel in coordination with the Office of the Provost for International Programs, HU Republic of South Africa Project/USA-ANC Centenary Committee, Department of African Studies, African Students Association & Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center.

For more information, call 202-806-7280 or email


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