The International Center for Law and Religion Studies was honored to present Professor David Little, Emeritus Professor, Harvard Divinity School, and currently Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, and Dr. Gunnar Stålsett, Moderator, European Council of Religious Leaders; International President, World Council of Religions for Peace with the Center’s Distinguished Service Awards for 2015, at the Opening Session of the 22nd Annual International Law and Religion Symposium. The award is given to outstanding proponents of the cause of freedom of religion or belief worldwide, and the Center is honored to be able to “celebrate the important role David Little has played in shaping the fields of religious ethics, peace, justice, and human rights studies”* and the role Dr. Stålsett has played in “maintaining the role of religion in all spheres of life, and for upholding religious institutions as a unique dimension of civil society**.”
Professor Little and Dr. Stålsett join a distinguished list of fellow recipients of this award, including Judge J. Clifford Wallace, Dr. Tahir Mahmood, Professor Silvio Ferrari, Professor Malcolm Evans OBE, and Senator Orrin Hatch.
*See Honoring the Career of David Little, a conference on religion, ethics, and peace that was held at Harvard Divinity School November 13-14, 2009, here.
**See Dr. Gunnar Stålsett, Religions for Peace, European Council of Religious Leaders, here.