Darren Duerksen receives Spirit of Abraham Award

On December 5, at 6:00 p.m. Darren Duerksen, Ph.D., associate professor of intercultural & religious studies, will be given the Spirit of Abraham Award for 2020 by the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno for his FPU and community work in interfaith initiatives. The annual award goes “to groups and/or individuals who significantly contribute towards enhancing the understanding of Islam and Muslims as well as creating more harmonious relationships between faiths.” Duerksen says, “I feel honored that they are awarding this to me, and look forward to continuing to help FPU students build bridges of understanding and represent the love of Christ to Muslims and people of other faiths.” The presentation ceremony, usually at the commencement of Ramadan (which would have been April 24, 2020) was rescheduled due to the Coronavirus.