The Council of Interfaith Communities of the USA is pleased to announce that it has received permission from the Bede Griffiths Trust to use the name of this spiritual pioneer for a new award program to honor outstanding spiritual leaders in the world.  This award will be a companion to the Huston Smith Award for Interfaith Education.  If you are interested in serving on the committee that moves this idea forward in the world, please email the Executive Director of the CIC, Rev. Tim Miner OUnI at