King Husein Receives Global Business and Interfaith Peace Award
The third biannual Global Business & Interfaith Peace Awards, held August of 2021, honored International Advisory Council member King Husein with a gold medal for his advocacy work on behalf of religious freedom. He was recognized for his “critical role addressing the rising global tide of restrictions on religious freedom.” His efforts to help found the South Asia Consortium for Religion and Law Studies, his part in the first-ever Business Roundtable to advance international religious freedom during the 2019 UN General Assembly in New York City, and his efforts at BYU–Hawaii to equip students from across Asia to advance religious freedom when they return home were among the reasons cited for Husein’s award
The award was presented by the Religious Freedom and Business Foundation, a US-based nonprofit, in cooperation with the UN Global Compact’s Business for Peace initiative. The foundation helps educate the global business community about how religious freedom is good for business and how they can promote respect for freedom of religion or belief.