Dinner Highlights - 2011

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Bettina Krause and His Excellency Winston Thompson
International Religious Liberty Association (IRLA) Communications director Bettina Krause and His Excellency Winston Thompson, Embassy of Fiji. [photo: Ansel Oliver]

Minister and Mr. Perera and Melissa Reid
Minister and Mr. Perera of the Sri Lankan Embassy; Melissa Reid, Liberty Magazine Associate Editor. [photo: Ansel Oliver]

Dwayne Leslie, Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook and Orlan Johnson
Dwayne Leslie, Seventh-day Adventist Church director of Legislative Affairs; keynote speaker Amb. Suzan Johnson Cook; Orlan Johnson, Saul Ewing LLP. [photo: Ansel Oliver]

Ted N.C. Wilson
Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Seventh-day Adventist World Church gave the welcome and invocation. [photo: Ansel Oliver]

Delbert Baker, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee and Ted N.C. Wilson
Delbert Baker, Seventh-day Adventist Church Vice President; Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18th); Ted. N.C. Wilson, Seventh-day Adventist World Church President [photo: Ansel Oliver]

John Graz, Congressman Charles Rangel and Ted N.C. Wilson
IRLA Secretary-General John Graz; Congressman Charles Rangel (NY-15th); Ted N.C. Wilson, Seventh-day Adventist World Church President. [photo: Ansel Oliver]

Paul Monteiro and Gilbert Wari
Paul Monteiro, White House Office of Public Engagement and Gilbert Wari, President, West-Central Africa Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church [photo: Ansel Oliver]

Kit Bigelow
Kit Bigelow, Former Director of External Affairs for the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the U.S., and recipient of the 2011 National Award. [photo: Ansel Oliver]

Barry Bussey and Edward Woods III
Barry Bussey, former Director of U.N. Relations for the Seventh-day Adventist Church and Edward Woods III, recipient of the 2011 A.T. Jones Medal. [photo: Ansel Oliver]

Knox Thames
Knox Thames of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom gave a moving tribute to slain Pakistani Cabinet member, Shahbaz Bhatti. [photo: Ansel Oliver]

Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook
Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, then nominee and now confirmed U.S. Ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom. [photo: Ansel Oliver]

Bishop Emeritus of Oslo Gunnar Stalsett and John Graz
Bishop Emeritus of Oslo Gunnar Stalsett, the 2011 recipient of the International Award; John Graz, IRLA Secretary General. [photo: Ansel Oliver]

Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook
Dr. Johnson Cook addresses the 200+ attendees of the April 5 Religious Liberty Dinner. [photo: Ansel Oliver]