2008 Award Presenters

10th Bienniel Juliet Hollister Awards Ceremony



2008 award presentersPaul F. Knitter

Paul F. Knitter is the Paul Tillich Professor of Theology, World Religions and Culture at Union Theological Seminary in New York. He was formerly Emeritus Professor of Theology at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He holds a licentiate from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome as well as a doctorate from the University of Marberg, Germany. He has written numerous articles and books including the acclaimed publication, No Other Name, which earned him a reputation for religious pluralism.

Ibrahim Abdil-Mu’id Ramey

Ibrahim Abdil-Mu’id Ramey directs the human and civil rights advocacy work for the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation in Alexandria, Virginia, He has been a leader for many years in numerous campaigns for peace, disarmament, and nonviolent global justice, both in the United States and internationally.


Rabbi Lawrence Troster

Rabbi Lawrence Troster is Director of the Fellowship program and Rabbinic Scholar-in-Residence for GreenFaith, the interfaith environmental coalition in New Jersey. Founded in 1992, its mission is to inspire, educate and mobilize people of diverse spiritual backgrounds to rediscover their relationship with the sacred in nature and to restore the earth for future generations. Rabbi Troster co-chairs the Interfaith Partnership for the Environment of UNEP (United Nations Environment Program). He has published numerous articles on eco-theology, bio-ethics and Judaism.

Linus Roache

The UK born Linus Roache has enjoyed a 25+ year acting career in  theater, television, radio and cinema across the world. Accolades include a 2002  London evening Standard best actor award for his portrayal of Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Julian Temple’s acclaimed movie “Pandemonium”, a Golden Globe nomination in  2003  for his portrayal of Robert Kennedy in the FX TV movie RFK. With a career that has taken him from Shakespeare’s Richard II to Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins” Linus has also starred in the widely popular NBC’s program,  Law and Order, as executive ADA Michael Cutter opposite Sam Waterston.

In 2002 Linus moved to the US with is wife Rosalind. Linus is managing director of the EnlightenNext Center in NYC. EnlightenNext is a global movement and nonprofit organization dedicated to the evolution of human consciousness and culture founded by Andrew Cohen.