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March 28, 2017
The 2017 Christopher Award winners for TV, Film, and Books Are…
FAMILY TIES AND OVERCOMING ADVERSITY A COMMON THREAD IN 68TH ANNUAL CHRISTOPHER AWARD WINNERS Creators...
February 14, 2017
Bringing the Future to Hope Valley: A Look at “When Calls the Heart’s” Season Four Premiere
Progress is generally thought of as a good and necessary thing for a society to...
December 09, 2016
Being an ‘Angel on Earth’ Can Lead to a Happier, More Purposeful Life
Laura Schroff could have easily ignored the 11-year-old boy begging for spare change on the...
November 30, 2016
Jennifer Nettles on Being “a Child of God” and Listening to His “Still Small Voice”
"It's important to be able to enjoy and be entertained by stories of faith, stories...
November 15, 2016
A Nine-Year-Old Girl, a 40-Pound Cabbage, and the End of Hunger in America
What do a nine year old girl, a 40-pound cabbage, and 100 vegetable gardens have...
November 10, 2016
Veteran & Quadruple Amputee Travis Mills: ‘God Had a Plan For Me to Keep Going Forward’
It was April 10, 2012, and U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills was on his...
October 11, 2016
After Escaping North Korea, One Woman’s Act of Christian Kindness Changed Joseph Kim’s Life
An act of Christian kindness doesn't always change someone's life as dramatically as it did...
September 12, 2016
How God Worked Through One Family to Bring Kindness to an ‘Invisible’ Homeless Woman
In 2011, The Christophers were happy to honor 21-year-old Shannon Hickey with our James Keller...
September 08, 2016
Author Explores Adoption, Autism, & Win-At-All-Costs Culture in Novel for Young People
It was just a few weeks ago when the world marveled at the sportsmanship of...
August 12, 2016
Though She May Feel Defeated, Olympian Missy Franklin Can Find Strength in Words from Isaiah
UPDATED Aug. 22, 2016: Following one of the toughest weeks of her life, Missy Franklin...
August 11, 2016
Jeannie Gaffigan: Comedy Helps Lift People Out of Despair
Over at Verily magazine, Mary Rose Somarriba shares an insightful interview with Christopher Award winner...
May 24, 2016
And the Greatest of These is Love: Videos and Reactions to the 2016 Christopher Awards
This was the first year that we promoted the hashtag #ChristopherAwards at the ceremony and...
May 20, 2016
Pictures Galore from the 2016 Christopher Awards, Where Stories of Heart and Courage Dominated
After months of preparation, the 67th annual Christopher Awards took place in New York City...
May 17, 2016
‘Stand in the Light of God’s Grace and Show People Who You Really Are’
When it aired on NBC in December 2015, "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" turned...
May 03, 2016
John Schlimm on “Five Years in Heaven,” Doing God’s Work, & the Smile That Changed the World
I interviewed John Schlimm one year ago about his memoir “Five Years in Heaven.” It...
April 20, 2016
Broadcaster Ernie Anastos & Hallmark Channel’s “When Calls the Heart” Win Special Christopher Awards
NEW YORK, April 20, 2016 — At the 67th annual Christopher Awards ceremony here on...
March 30, 2016
The 2016 Christopher Award Winners Are…
67TH ANNUAL CHRISTOPHER AWARD WINNERS HIGHLIGHT FAMILY, FAITH, COMMUNITY, AND SOCIAL ISSUES NEW YORK, March...
December 11, 2015
A Disabled Child Finds Joy & Encouragement Around Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree
(All photos property of The International Academy of Hope) I've written about The International Academy...
December 09, 2015
“An Invisible Thread Christmas Story” Highlights Act of Kindness That Changed Two Lives
"Excuse me, lady. Do you have any spare change? I'm hungry." Those were the first...
November 24, 2015
What “Scandal’s” Olivia Pope Could Learn from Joan of Arcadia
Despite its popularity, I've never been tempted to watch an episode of "Scandal" because the...
October 15, 2015
Writer/Director Randall Wallace on Living a Braveheart Life, Faithful Suffering, & Loving God
"I felt that God was right in my face." That was one girl's reaction after...
August 04, 2015
A Vision of Heaven in Central Harlem: iHope Finds Beauty Amid Brokenness
You might expect a school for children who've suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI) to be...
July 08, 2015
Fairy Tales, Deeper Truths, & Illustrating God’s Love for Children (and the Young at Heart)
(All photos and artwork property of Katy Betz Studio.) Like a lot of kids, Katy...
June 22, 2015
Christmas in June: Win DVD of “Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas”
Hallmark Movies and Mysteries and Martha Williamson were kind enough to donate DVD copies of...
June 16, 2015
Helping People Live and Die with Dignity: A Look at the Film “The American Nurse”
Inside the Villa Loretto Nursing Home in Mt. Calvary, Wisconsin, Sister Stephen Bloesl gathers the...
June 10, 2015
A Military Family Fights to End Stigma Around Mental Illness & PTSD After Their Son’s Suicide
(Photo of retired Major Gen. Mark Graham property of U.S. Army. Other photos property of...
June 04, 2015
Real Hope Isn’t Happy Talk; It’s a Force Born Out of Suffering
(Picture courtesy Paul Schneck. l to r: The Christophers COO/VP Mary Ellen Robinson, POV Communications...
May 28, 2015
Three Viewing Suggestions in Case Pope Francis Wants to Start Watching TV Again
The fact that Pope Francis hasn't watched TV since 1990 made the news yesterday. According...
May 27, 2015
VIDEO: The 2015 Christopher Awards ceremony now on Youtube
For anyone interested in watching segments of the 2015 Christopher Awards ceremony, we now have...
May 21, 2015
Sirius-XM’s The Catholic Channel (129) to Air Christopher Awards Ceremony on May 26
NEW YORK, May 21, 2015 — The 66th annual Christopher Awards ceremony, which took place...
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