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[PCUSANEWS] Nominations sought for social-welfare prize

Date Wed, 14 Apr 2004 13:34:23 -0500

Note #8193 from PCUSA NEWS to PRESBYNEWS:

April 14, 2004

Nominations sought for social-welfare prize

John Park Lee Award will be presented in January 2005

by Jerry L. Van Marter

LOUISVILLE - Nominations are being solicited for the John Park Lee Award,
which is named in honor of the Presbyterian widely considered the founder of
health and welfare ministries in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

	The Presbyterian Health, Education and Welfare Association (PHEWA)
sponsors the award, which has been presented during the association's
biennial conferences since 1969. The next conference is scheduled for January
2005 in Tucson, AZ.

	The deadline for nominations is May 1.

	Lee helped establish Presbyterian health and welfare ministries that
merged in 1956 to become PHEWA. The award bearing his name recognizes a
Presbyterian who has done "faithful and exemplary work " in social welfare
and justice ministries and exemplifies the qualities of concern, sensitivity
and involvement for which Lee was known.

	Lee served as the administrator of a clinic for alcoholics and
managed a children's medical center before becoming director of the Division
of Welfare Agencies of the Board of Pensions of the former United
Presbyterian Church in the United States of America.

	He was awarded an honorary doctorate by Whitworth College in Spokane,
WA, in 1963, for his contributions to the denomination's social-welfare

	For a description of the award and a nomination form, visit PHEWA's
Web site at or call (888) 728-7228, ext. 8100.

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