Gene Nichol, Boyd Tinsley Distinguished Professor of Law and director of the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, will receive the Faith Active in Public Life Award from the North Carolina Council of Churches (NCCC) at the Council’s 2013 Legislative Seminar April 11 at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Raleigh, N.C.
Nichol will also give the keynote address during the seminar’s luncheon.
“The Council gives only two awards, so those who receive them represent the highest level of service to our organization and to the people of North Carolina that we could ever expect and hope for,” said George Reed, NCCC’s executive director. “Gene . . . [exemplifies] leadership for those who believe our faith calls us to serve the least of these, to work for peace and reconciliation, and to live in a community of respect and understanding with all our sisters and brothers.”
-April 8, 2013