Emma K. Elzy Award nominations deadline nears


Nominations are now being accepted for the 2008 Emma K. Elzy Award presented by the Mississippi Conference Commission on Religion and Race.

The Elzy Award encourages reconciliation by honoring an individual, group or institution that has shown outstanding achievement in race relations in the state of Mississippi.  The award will be presented at the 2008 session of the Mississippi Annual Conference.

 Any United Methodist in the Mississippi Conference may submit a nomination for the award. Nominees must have shown outstanding achievement in race relations through the building of interracial relationships, the establishment or operation of a program emphasizing race relations, work beyond the "call of duty" or any other significant activity that promotes reconciliation.

Although United Methodists may receive preference, the selection process does not exclude persons or agencies from other denominations or faith traditions. Neither members of the Commission on Religion and Race nor directly related conference staff is eligible for the award.

 To make a nomination, submit in writing the biographical or historical information and a letter of endorsement stating why this person should be considered for this award. Send nomination materials by April 23 to Conference Commission on Religion and Race, Attention Rev. Fitzgerald Lovett, fitzgerald@mississippi-umc.org or P. O. Box 1147, Jackson, MS 39215.