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Winnipeg, May 14, 2002. (ELCIC) -- Esprit, the magazine of Evangelical Lutheran Women, received an A.C Forrest Memorial Award For Excellence in Religious Journalism at the 2002 Canadian Church Press Convention held May 8 to 10 in Ottawa. “Promising to Break the Silence,” by Ruth Vince in the Esprit’s Winter 2001 issue won an Honourable Mention as well as a cash prize of $100.
The A. C. Forrest Memorial Award Committee of the United Church Observer Board of Directors and the Canadian Church Press jointly present the award annually at the Canadian Church Press annual awards ceremonies. The award recognizes excellence in religious journalism with a social conscience. Considered the most prestigious award at the ceremonies, it honours the memory of one of the giants of Canadian religious journalism who was editor of the United Church Observer for 23 years.
A photo of a Palestinian woman and child by Sylvia Engen in the same Winter 2001 issue of Esprit won Honourable Mention in the Black and White Photo category.
Canada Lutheran, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada’s magazine, won Honourable Mention in the Narrative Fiction/Non Fiction category for “A Centurion’s Report” by Neil Soggie, published in the April 2001 issue.