Nearly every faith tradition encourages people to love one another. A splendid example of neighborly love took center stage at the 2011 Diversity Memphis Awards dinner. Heartsong Church pastor, Dr. Steve Stone, was honored for inspiring members to roll out the red carpet for the newly relocated Memphis Islamic Center in 2010. The Muslim congregation purchased property directly across from the Christian church. Heartsong welcomed their new neighbors so warmly, the story became a global spectacle of unity and brotherhood. This amazing episode of Memphis diversity in action took place just as a small church in Florida was threatening to burn a copy of the Quran. Dr. Mohamad Bashar A. Shala, leader of the Memphis Islamic Center, was honored as well for accepting Heartsong's welcome and leading his congregation to unite with the Christian flock on many levels of philanthropy, opening hearts and showing the world that Muslims and Christians can live and prosper in unity while at the same time practicing their faith traditions. Both Dr. Stone and Dr. Shala were named Diversity Memphis Humanitarians of the Year.