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Mayor Pedro E. Segarra, Rabbi Donna Berman, and the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network To Be Honored at 11th Annual Living Spirit Awards

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Spiritual Life Center will present Living Spirit Awards to Mayor Pedro Segarra, Rabbi Donna Berman and the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network in recognition of their exemplary witness of faith through service, openness to people and organizations of diverse backgrounds, and work towards positive transformation of individuals, organizations and structures at its yearly Living Spirit Awards dinner on Monday evening April 15th, at Tower Ridge Country Club in Simsbury beginning at 5:30 pm.

Pedro E. Segarra, Hartford's 66th Mayor was elected with a clear mandate of bringing stability to Hartford and has created a sense of urgency to revitalize Connecticut's Capital City. His administration has focused on creating jobs, ensuring public safety, continuing to raise academic standards and expectations, and stimulating neighborhood economic development.

Rabbi Donna Berman has been a dynamic and dedicated director of the Charter Oak Cultural Center, one of Hartford's premier sites for integrating the arts and spirituality. Rabbi Berman's vocation as rabbi, public educator, director of a center for culture and the arts, and her prophetic role at community events on behalf of justice, peace and human rights demonstrate her commitment to sharing spirituality with the larger community.

The Interreligious Eco-Justice Network is the first and only interfaith environmental organization in CT and has a proven track record of motivating communities of faith on important environmental issues.  IREJN 's mission is to inspire and empower people of faith to be responsible stewards of the Earth and the goal is to protect the Earth's eco-systems, safeguard the health of all creation and ensure sufficient, sustainable life for all.

The Living Spirit Award is reflective of the Spiritual Life Center's focus on "Seeking the Sacred Together" through three areas of emphasis:  Spiritual Enrichment, Eco-Spirituality and Inter-faith Bridging. "The Center is privileged to honor these three Living Spirit Award recipients, vibrant models of our vision to inspire all people who long to heal, reverence and care for the whole Earth community," said SLC Board President Pamela Morrison-Wolfe. Past recipients of this prestigious award include: Deacon Art Miller, Mr. Yehezkel Landau, Unified Theater and The Muslim Coalition of CT.

To purchase tickets and for other information on the dinner visit: www.spiritlifectr.org/LSA

For more information contact Jessica Labadia at the SLC: 860-243-2374

SOURCE Spiritual Life Center



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