March 8, 2021


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Religion Web page columnist to acquire Lieutenant Governor’s Award in virtual ceremony

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Faith Webpage columnist John Longhurst will receive the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for the Advancement of Interreligious Knowledge in a virtual ceremony next month.

Longhurst will be honoured in a digital ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. Progress registration is demanded. To sign-up for the function, check out up/tZAqdOurpjMvHNfoH_J9cQ8v52Argt9-Sf7a.

“In this province the place we so proudly embrace multiculturalism, Mr. Longhurst’s eyesight, passion and motivation to provide voices from our assorted spiritual and cultural communities with each other, genuinely exemplifies the spirit of this award,” claimed Lt.-Gov. Janice Filmon in a statement. “It will be my pleasure to formally figure out Mr. Longhurst for his perform in setting up harmony and comprehension in our province, our country, our globe.”

In a assertion from the Workplace of the Lieutenant Governor, Longhurst was identified for his a long time as an advocate and chronicler in the fields of Christian ecumenism, and interreligious dialogue and being familiar with. “Most of his engagement in excess of the system of his vocation has been avocational: a labour of adore,” read the statement. “The breadth of eyesight attained by way of his global work has opened his heart and intellect to diversity in these a way as to make him a winner for the interfaith enterprise in Manitoba and across Canada. He is dedicated to a ‘level actively playing field’ for religious expression and spiritual liberty.