A Christian minister and a Muslim youth advocate were presented special awards at the 2013 banquet of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, held at Oklahoma City's Marriott Hotel Northwest.
Receiving the building bridges award was the Rev. Dr. William Tabbernee, head of the Oklahoma Council of Churches. The faith in action youth leadership award went to Abdurrahman Kabani, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma active in several youth programs in support of the state's Muslim community.
Among state and community leaders attending the event were state Rep. Anastasia Pittman, D-Oklahoma City, state Sen. Connie Johnson, D-Oklahoma City, and Oklahoma City Councilman, Dr. Edward Shadid.