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ENS Congressman to receive Presiding Bishop's Award for Faith
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Thu, 22 Apr 2004 15:10:32 -0700
Thursday, April 22, 2004
Congressman to receive Presiding Bishop's Award for Faith and Public Service
[ENS] The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Bishop Frank T.
Griswold, will present Congressman Amory Houghton (R, New York) with the
Presiding Bishop's Award for Faith and Public Service on Wednesday, April
28 in Washington, D.C. The ceremony will take place at the Lutheran Church
of the Reformation, 212 East Capitol Street, at 6pm, followed by a reception.
Speakers at the ceremony will include Congressman John Lewis (D, Georgia),
the Rt. Rev. Thomas Shaw, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts,
Bishop Griswold and Congressman Houghton. Episcopal members of Congress,
members of the New York Congressional Delegation, Faith and Politics
Institute and Republican Main Street Partnership will also attend the
The Presiding Bishop's Award for Faith and Public Service is presented to a
lay member of the Episcopal Church who, in his or her public life, has
demonstrated the profound influence of faith as shaped by the Anglican
Tradition. The award was last given in 2000 to Pamela Chinnis, then
President of the Episcopal Church's House of Deputies.
Houghton has represented the state of New York in Congress since 1987. Well
known as a moderate Republican, he is a founding member of the Republican
Main Street Partnership, which fosters centrist values within the party.
With Congressman Lewis he serves as co-chair of the Faith and Politics
Institute, an organization created to support and empower political leaders
through spiritual reflection and discernment. On April 6, 2004 Houghton
announced he will not seek another term in office.
Members of the media who wish to attend the ceremony should contact John
Johnson at the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations, at
(202)547-7300, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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