Theodore Cardinal McCarrick will be the keynote speaker at the 2004 HCEF Awards Banquet on Friday, October 22, 2004. The banquet will be held at the Holiday Inn Select Bethesda, Bethesda, MD. Each year, at the time of the 6th International Conference, HCEF grants awards to people and institutions who have accomplished excellent work in support of the Christians of the Holy Land. The 2004 Awardees are:

Theodore Cardinal McCarrick will be the keynote speaker at the 2004 HCEF Awards Banquet on Friday, October 22, 2004.  The banquet will be held at the Holiday Inn Select Bethesda, Bethesda, MD.  Each year, at the time of the 6th International Conference, HCEF grants awards to people and institutions who have accomplished excellent work in support of the Christians of the Holy Land.  The 2004 Awardees are:

LIVING STONES AWARDS

     St. Andrew Parish, Milford OH

     Knights of Columbus, New Haven, CT


HOLY LAND CHRISTIAN ECUMENICAL FOUNDATION AWARDS

     The Right Reverend Riah Abu El-Assal, B.D.D.D.
          Bishop, The Episcopal Church in Jerusalem & The Middle East,
          The Diocese of Jerusalem

     His Grace Right Reverend Munib Younan
          Bishop, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jerusalem


For more information about the 6th International Conference, the Awards Banquet, the Palestinian Cultural Night, the HCSN Leadership Institute, the Student Leadership & Advocacy Seminar, or the HCEF Youth Summit, please visit:
http://www.hcef.org/index.cfm/eventid/162/ID/23.cfm


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The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation, Inc. (HCEF) is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides succor to the Christians of the Holy Land who live in Christian communities dating back in time to those who first heard Jesus Christ preach his gospel.  HCEF sponsors programs that support children’s education, create housing, and provide work programs for community development and indigenous handicrafts.  HCEF Pilgrimages enable Western Christians to develop bonds of solidarity with their Christian brothers and sisters living in the Holy Land.