American Baptist Churches USA seeks nominations for the Luke Mowbray Ecumenical Award, which recognizes an individual for outstanding ecumenical work at the local, state, national or international level, either as a volunteer or paid professional. This award will be presented at the American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) 2021 Online Biennial Mission Summit, June 24-26, 2021. The award winner will be selected by the ABCUSA Committee on Christian Unity and Interfaith Relations. The deadline for nominations January 31, 2021.
The award will be given to an individual who either by sustained performance or special achievement has advanced the cause of ecumenism. The award is specifically limited to an assigned area of program that falls within the basic goals of the American Baptist Churches USA. The individual receiving this award must be a member of an American Baptist church.
Nominations must include a nomination form and a statement of no more than 1,000 words explaining how the ministry of the nominee meets the specific criteria for the award, and three items of supporting material. Examples of supporting material are a letter or statement from another person affirming the nomination, an article about the nominee’s ministry and a sample of the nominee’s writing. Following the January 31 deadline, the Committee on Christian Unity and Interfaith Relations will review the nominations and select a recipient. Following the vote of the Committee, the recipient will be notified. All those making nominations for this award also will receive the name of the chosen recipient. Those nominees not selected will receive a certificate of recognition.
Nominations for the 2021 award can be submitted by email, fax or postal mail. Nominations are due by January 31, 2021.
- Contact Iris Cobb with questions at 1-800-222-3872, x2280 or at 610-768-2280.
- Submit by email at Iris.Cobb@abc-usa.org;
- Submit by U.S. mail, postmarked by January 31, 2021, to: American Baptist Churches USA, Attn: Iris Cobb, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
American Baptist Churches is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.