Daisy Khan -- Then and Now
By Lisa Anderson
September 13, 2010

In 2005 Daisy Khan was one of the women honored at our annual Lives of Commitment Breakfast -- Auburn’s signature event celebrating the bold and resilient leadership of women whose faith inspires their justice making efforts in the world.

Auburn honored Daisy because she is exactly the kind of leader we believe the world needs. Daisy is spiritually grounded and passionate in the pursuit of justice. She is unfailing in her efforts to build bridges across lines of religious and cultural difference; entrepreneurial in her assessment of what it takes to get the job done; and as the ongoing controversy over the Park 51 Islamic Community Center indicates, Daisy is certainly courageous in the face of conflict!

Since 2005, Auburn has had many opportunities to deepen our relationship with this extraordinary woman. Most recently, Daisy, Katharine Henderson and I participated in a multifaith gathering of women scholars, clergy, activists and funders dedicated to developing a theological platform around which women from across faith traditions can organize their commitments to healing and repairing the world.

Daisy’s leadership was instrumental at this gathering, as she reminded us at every step of the way, that the love and justice we seek beyond our borders is only as strong as the love and justice we are willing to cultivate among and between each other.

The work of the Women’ s Multifaith Convening continues. And as it does I look forward to learning more about loving leadership from this powerful woman of faith.

Check back for more about the Women’s Multifaith Convening along with the many other aspects of Auburn’s Women’s Multifaith Program.

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