Deacon Liz will be honored as the ICJU 2018 Wallenberg Honoree

Deacon Liz prepares the gifts

Memo to: Trinity Episcopal Church, Bethlehem
Re: IJCU Honor for Deacon Elizabeth M. Miller

The Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding at Muhlenberg College has named its 2018 Wallenberg Honoree, and it is our own Deacon Liz.

In the letter to Liz, IJCU Director Dr. Peter A. Pettit writes, “Your example of moral action on behalf of others, for its own sake and not for any reward, aligns precisely with the legacy of Raoul Wallenberg. His reward for saving upwards of 100,000 lives was arrest and imprisonment in the Soviet prison system, where he likely died within two years, unnoticed and unreported. In lifting up your example, we extend his legacy and honor him, helping to inspire others to similar selfless servanthood.”

The honor will be bestowed on the evening of Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Muhlenberg College. It happens at the Annual IJCU Annual Dinner. IJCU members come together on that date to celebrate community interfaith work. All Trinity folks will be invited, as will Soup Kitchen volunteers and benefactors.

Recent honorees from the community include Alan Jennings, Director of Community ActionCommittee of the Lehigh Valley, Rabbi Allen Juda, Ilene Wood, Bill and Jane Seaman, past Director of the Lehigh County Conference of Churches and The Rev. Christine Nelson, also a director of the Lehigh Conference of Churches. Deacon Liz is joining an accomplished group of Lehigh Valley’s best.

Thanks you for your kind consideration in lifting Deacon Liz’s ministry up for honor and celebration. I think we all agree that she is worthy.

Please contact me with any questions.

In His Peace,

Marcie Lightwood

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