Saturday, February 12, 2011

Episcopal bishop to receive award at Oklahoma Conference of Churches event

From Oklahoma-

The Rt. Rev. Edward J. Konieczny, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma, will receive the Oklahoma Conference of Churches’ Advocacy Award Monday as part of the organization’s 28th annual Day at the Legislature at the state Capitol.

The organization is recognizing Konieczny, a former California police officer, for his commitment to social justice and his strong stance against all forms of inequity, discrimination, injustice and unfairness.

The award will be presented to Konieczny at 9:15 a.m. during the Day at the Legislature opening ceremonies.

In other business, the conference will hear from guest speakers including David Blatt, director of the Oklahoma Policy Institute; Janet Barresi, state schools superintendent; Maureen Kelley, director of the SKILL Program for Youth Services of Oklahoma County, which supports youths in independent living; and the Rev. Stan Basler, chairman of the Conference of Churches’ Impact committee.

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