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NSW Chosen for 2011 Melcher Award
No Silent Witness was selected this spring for the 2011 Frederick G. Melcher Book Award, an annual honor that recognizes a work published in the US in the previous year judged to have made the greatest contribution to religious liberalism.
Previous recipients of this honor include Erik Erikson's Gandhi's Truth, Daniel Berrigan's Trial Poems, No Bar to Manhood, Joseph Campell's The Mythic Image, Sisela Bok's Secrets, James Luther Adams' On Being Human Religiously, and Toni Morrison's Beloved.
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Ministry to Women Award
From the The Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation:
The UUWF presented its Ministry to Women Award to Cynthia Grant Tucker at the June 2010 meeting of the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association in Minneapolis. Known for her ongoing contributions to liberal church women's history, she was honored for her path-breaking study Prophetic Sisterhood: Liberal Religious Women Ministers of the Frontier, 1880-1930. According to the presenter, Rev. Marti Keller, "this book is itself prophetic in that it looks forward by looking back."The challenges its women ministers faced early on are still with us today.
This UUWF award honors individuals or organizations that have ministered to women in an outstanding manner. The first of the award’s distinguished list of recipients – selected by the Board of Trustees – was Ms. Magazine in 1974. Others honored include May Sarton, Marian Wright Edelman, Tillie Olsen, Bernice Johnson Reagon, founder of Sweet Honey in the Rock, and Dr. Jean Baker Miller.