ECF President Attends Campion Award Ceremony Honoring The Most Rev. Rowan Williams
January 25, 2010, New York, NY -- ECF President Donald V. Romanik attended the 2009 Campion Award ceremony which honored the Most Rev. Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, for his distinguished contribution to Christian letters.
The Campion award is given on a regular basis to a notable Christian person of letters. It is named after St. Edmund Campion, S.J., an English writer and martyr who is honored in both the Anglican and Catholic traditions.
"ECF has always enjoyed a positive working relationship with Lambeth Palace," noted Romanik. "And we have been engaged in various initiatives that explore our connection to the global community. Several years ago we partnered with a group of lay and ordained Anglicans and Episcopalians on the Global Anglicanism Project, which culminated with the publication of The Vitality and Promise of Being Anglican,a pilot study focused on the grassroots mission and ministry of local congregations in several countries throughout the global south. Today, a number of our ECF Fellows are engaged in academic and transformational ministry pursuits that address theological, as well as practical aspects of the relationship between the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion."
ECF's Fellowship Partners Program awards Fellowships for both academic and transformational ministries, and enables Fellows to share their knowledge, experience, and best practices with the wider Church in practical ways. Both lay and clergy are invited to apply, and Anglicans, as well as Episcopalians, are eligible. The 2010 application deadline is March 15, 2010.
The Archbishop of Canterbury will be in New York until January 30. Some of his other activities have included addressing the United Nations, along with Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, on the subject of global crises; opening the Trinity Institute conference; and visiting St. Ann's Episcopal Church in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx.