The Living Church won seven awards from the Associated Church Press (ACP) and the Evangelical Press Association (EPA), professional organizations of ecumenical church communicators that recognize achievement in Christian reporting, editing, marketing, and design. Both organizations announced the awards at their annual conventions in April.
“Stopping Human Traffic,” written by G. Jeffrey MacDonald, received the ACP’s Award of Excellence among long-format magazine feature articles. MacDonald’s article profiled several Episcopal and Anglican organizations working to reduce human trafficking and help build new lives for victims of trafficking.
MacDonald won first place from the EPA among personality articles for “Go to Galilee,” an in-depth profile of Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.
The other awards include:
- “Drawing Hope from Pope Francis,” “Pope Buoys Environmentalists,” “Anticipation for Pope Francis,” “Destination: Papal Mass,” all by MacDonald (third place, article series, EPA)
- “Gospel as Counter-narrative” MacDonald’s interview with the Archbishop of Canterbury (fourth place, interview, EPA)
- “The Mantel Version,” a review of the PBS series Wolf Hall by John Martin (honorable mention, ACP)
- “A Radical Call: Kierkegaard’s Concept of Church Reform for Every Age” by Cassandra Swick (third place, Student Writer of the Year, EPA)
- “Self-Control: The Neglected Fruit of the Spirit“ by the Rt. Rev. Matthew A. Gunter (fourth place, biblical exposition, EPA)