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The Christophers are Always Such a Bright Spot

I love these guys.

We’re pleased to announce the 19 feature films, TV/Cable programs, and books for adults and young people being honored with Christopher Awards, to be presented in New York on May 23rd, 2013.

Just some of their stories include music’s role in raising awareness of apartheid; a Catholic bicyclist who saves Jewish lives in World War II Italy; an autistic child becomes a productive teen and a mother and daughter, faced with remodeling a hopelessly dilapidated home, receive support from their community.

We’d be pleased to arrange for interviews with Mary Ellen Robinson, vice president/COO and Tony Rossi, director of communications for The Christophers and for any of the winners.

Created in 1949, these awards are presented to writers, producers, directors and illustrators whose work affirms the highest values of the human spirit. The Christophers, a nonprofit organization founded in 1945 by Maryknoll Father James Keller, is rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition of service to God and humanity. The ancient Chinese proverb—“It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness”— guides its publishing, radio, leadership and awards programs.

For more information visit www.christophers.org.

God bless ‘em.  Such a ray of light and happiness.

  • vox borealis

    Cool! It’s embarrassing to admit that I was not previously aware of these awards or the sponsoring organization.

  • Steven T.

    I work a few blocks from them. They’re in downtown Manhattan, just down from Wall Street.

    In other words, NYC is not (always) the cauldron of evil that the rest of the nation imagines.


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