TIAH to Honor Buddhist Nun & Four Community Organizations on November 12, 2017

October 26, 2017
Press Release #2
For More Information:
Cecilia H. Fordham | 808-599-8628

TIAH to Honor Buddhist Nun & Four Community Organizations on November 12, 2017

Dr. Patricia Masters

Dr. Patricia Masters will be presented the Flame of Hope Award.

Four community organizations that spurred action to challenge the immigration ban, worked to enable education programs for housing and skills for reentry into society, developed education and restoration of Honouliuli Internment camp honored for their actions in the community. The Interfaith Alliance Hawai‘i (TIAH), a coalition of faith traditions, will honor four community organizations and Dr. Patricia Masters at its 15th Annual Awards Celebration on Sunday, November 12, 2017. The theme for this year’s event is “Rekindling Trust.”

TIAH is known for its commitment to promoting cooperation around shared values and beliefs, discovering common ground in creating community, advocating for positive change and educating the community on the importance of equality. Anyone familiar with the activity and work of the organizations receiving recognition will affirm, “You can TRUST them.” The life and work of Patricia Masters, Buddhist nun, Asian scholar, University of Hawai‘i retired faculty, and author personifies TRUST.

The 2017 Awards include:

  • The Pū‘a Foundation, Healing Role in Hawai‘i
  • The Japanese Cultural Center, Encouraging Non-Violent Civic Participation
  • Hawai‘i Alliance for Progressive Action (HAPA), Facilitating Community Activism
  • Hawai‘i Coalition for Civil Rights (HCCR), Challenging Religious or Political Extremism
  • Dr. Patricia Masters, The Flame of Hope Award
  • Rose Nakamura, Recognition for leadership of Project Dana

William Richards (affectionately known as “Uncle Billy”) is the keynote speaker. He will speak to the impact of trust in his life ventures, including the Hokule‘a voyaging experiences over 35 years. Trust me, you won’t want to miss this!

Dinner music provided by Don Conover. Pre-dinner entertainment by Pacific Buddhist Academy Taiko Drum Ensemble.

Reservations and payment may be made online via Brown Paper Tickets.
Or, call 808-599-8628. Leave your name, contact email and telephone, the number of guests. Payment by check or cash. Tickets are $20. Reservations may be made until November 9. Seating is limited.


See also: Press Release #1, Billy Richards Speaks on “Rekindling Trust” at The Interfaith Alliance Hawaiʻi Annual Awards Celebration, November 12, 2017