Awards and a nomination

May 10, 2011

We're very pleased that indie-press digest Utne Reader nominated the Century for a 2011 Utne Independent Press Award
in the "body/spirit" category.

"Body/spirit" is a common marginalia phrase in
my personal library--my dualism radar can be a tad oversensitive--but here it
refers to a list of eight publications focused on faith and spirituality
broadly conceived: the Century, Commonweal, Geez, Resurgence, Sojourners, Tikkun,
Tricycle and Yes! Here's what the Utne editors have to say about the Century:

First published in 1884 as the Christian Oracle, The Christian Century epitomizes what it
means to think critically and live faithfully, asking readers to turn a
thoughtful eye toward world hunger, immigration, AIDS work, health-care reform,
and other issues of great import to all of us--whatever our faith.

Also, the Associated Church Press recently announced its
2010 winners, and the Century received
top honors in the website redesign category. The judge called our fall 2010
redesign "exceptional" and praised its "great attention to every detail, large
and small." He added this: "I wish all web sites were this good." Many thanks
to our partner in this project, Gorton
in Minnesota.

We also received a second-place award in the poetry
category, for Christian Wiman's "Gone for the day, she is the day." The judge
noted the poem's "teasing detail" and "stunning" final stanza. And an honorable
mention went to Amy Frykholm's article "Seminary for teens," which takes the "complex
subject of educating teenagers on religion and cover[s] it exhaustively in an
easy-to-read and informative fashion."

Thanks as always for reading. If you don't subscribe to
the Century, you