About the James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards Gala
For over 25 years, the James Parks Morton Interfaith Awards gala has been known as a vibrant gathering place for a diverse collection of two hundred fifty plus of our city’s residents including religious and civic leaders, past and current honorees, members of the Board of Directors of the Interfaith Center of New York, donors, and friends.
The event celebrates the recipients of the James Parks Morton Interfaith Award and raises funds to allow the Interfaith Center of New York to continue to provide tools and education to grassroots religious leaders from disenfranchised communities.
The James Parks Morton Interfaith Award is named in tribute of The Interfaith Center of New York’s founder the Very Rev. James Parks Morton and recognizes individuals or organizations that exemplify an outstanding commitment to promoting human development and peace — values shared by the world’s great religious traditions. A thorough vetting process is conducted, taking into account nominated candidates’s lifetime achievements and contributions towards increasing respect and mutual understanding among people of different faiths, ethnicities, and cultural traditions.