Mussie Hailu, URI’s Regional Coordinator for Africa and chair of the Interfaith Peace-building Initiative CC in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has been honored as one of the world’s top 73 most talented people. Joining such luminaries as Paul Hawkin and Muhammad Yunus on a list put together by the Very Talented Person (VTP) Foundation, Mr. Hailu was recognized in the “Gift to the World” category as “an international advocate fighting worldwide for right human relationship, reconciliation and dialogue, environmental protection and volunteerism.”
As a leader in URI, IPI and his many other roles, Mr. Hailu has indeed worked tirelessly for peace, interfaith understanding, international cooperation and global citizenship, as well as to promote the Golden Rule as a guiding principle for life. Through his efforts, organizations in more than 65 countries have adopted the Golden Rule Day, and he is lobbying for its adoption by the United Nations. The annual VTP awards were created by inventor and entrepreneur Enrique Luis Sardi to “spotlight worldwide positive actions and talents,” and “imprint real, honest and excellent role models on the young generation.” Click here to see the full list of awardees.