The Living Faith Awards honor individuals who create a more hopeful, peaceful, and faithful world. Recipients of the awards are those laypersons who exemplify dynamic faith in their lives, those whose faith is both “lived” and “alive” in ways that inspire, challenge, and serve. Honorees embody any or all of the following values:
Peacemaking...In their own homes, their life work, and/or in the community
Tending to the “least of these”...Visiting the sick or imprisoned, feeding the hungry, giving shelter to the homeless
Caring for creation...Creating sustainability and being a good steward of God’s creation
Loving neighbor AND self...Reaching across divisions in our culture and community to honor common ground; caring for oneself in addition to caring for others
In addition to the Living Faith Awards are awards in four special categories:
The Alvin R. Hadley Social Justice Award: This award is given in recognition of exemplary work in the field of social justice. Recipients have engaged in efforts to give voice to the voiceless, and/or seeking access to basic civil and human rights for all, and/or working toward changing unjust laws and practices.
The Interfaith/Multicultural Award: This award recognizes an individual who creates bridges of understanding and acceptance between different faiths or cultures while exemplifying the best of his or her own faith tradition and culture.
Hope for Today Award: This award reflects the mission of the Spirituality Network, which promotes faith sharing through contemplation.
Hope for Tomorrow Award: A special award that recognizes an individual who lives his or her faith balanced with action that will serve as a model for the spiritual development of others.