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Eighth Annual Heroes of Faith Awards a snapshot of religious advocacy in Rhode Island



The Eighth Annual Heroes of Faith Breakfast, organized by the Rhode Island State Council of Churches (RISCC), gave awards out to many Rhode Island faith leaders. The RISCC was started in 1937 and this year marks the 80th anniversary of the group. The event was emceed by Chontell Washington, president of the RISCC. Donald Anderson, executive minister for the RISCC, introduced the awardees and handed out the awards.

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The major awards given out were:

Interfaith Award: Dr. Wendy Ibrahim

Rev. Hebert W. Bolles Life Achievement Award: Sister Annye R. Pitts

Sister Ann Keefe Community and Faith Service Award: The Center for Reconciliation

Faith Leader of the Year Award: Rev. Linda Watkins

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George Dickson Kenney Stewardship Award: Father George Kenney

Future of Faith Award: Rabbi Barry Dolinger

Congregational Award: First Unitarian Church of Providence

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Chontell Washington

Andrew L Foster III

Betsy Aldrich Garland

Donald Anderson

Wendy Ibrahim

Eugene McKenna

Annye Raye Pitts

First Unitarian Church of Providence

Barry Dolinger

Elon Cook

Linda Watkins

Delbert Leon Collins

Sarah Mack

About the Author

Steve Ahlquist is Uprise RI's co-founder and lead reporter. He has covered human rights, social justice, progressive politics and environmental news for nearly a decade.