AND THE 2014 TORCH AWARD NOMINEES ARE:
The World Affairs Council, in collaboration with the World Culture Club and the Penn State Hershey School of Medicine, is sponsoring the second annual Torch of Global Enlightenment Awards and will honor organizations and individuals for their work in helping to advance an appreciation for diverse cultures, religious tolerance and global peace. The dinner is sponsored by Penn State Hershey Dean’s Council of Diversity.
Philip Cook and Kristin Goss
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The World Affairs Council will select one individual and one organization from the nominees that advances global understanding, with preference being given to those in the Central Pennsylvania region.
2014 Nominees are:
The Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking, Elizabethtown College
The Latino Hispanic American Community Center
The Interreligious Forum of Greater Harrisburg
Lancaster Interchurch Peace Witness
Phil and Susan Wilmot, founders, Solidarity Uganda
Rev. Sandy Strauss, Pennsylvania Council of Churches
Dr. Richard Hughes, retired director of Boyer Center, Messiah College
David Messner, lay leader of St. Stephens Cathedral and organizer of Interfaith Sept. 11 commemoration
Diana Diaz, retired director World Culture Club
The individual and organizational winners of the Torch Award will be announced at the awards banquet on May 15 at the Fitness and Conference Center of Penn State Hershey Medical School.
The Torch of Global Enlightenment Awards will promote the values of inclusiveness, diversity and multiculturalism in society; as well as openness to world travel and understanding of world history, faiths and cultures.