the Serbian Orthodox Church
June 24, 2004
JACQUES FORTIER IS THE EUROPEAN RELIGION WRITER
OF THE YEAR
Fortier, religion writer for the Strasbourg based daily newspaper "Dernieres Nouvelles d`Alsace" (France),
has been named the winner of the 2003 John Templeton award for
the "European Religion Writer of the Year". The announcement
of the award, which is valued at 5,000 Swiss Francs, was made
today in Geneva, Switzerland, by the Office of Communication
of the Conference of European Churches (CEC), which administers
the award on behalf of the USA based "John Templeton Foundation".
The prize will be presented on Tuesday 29 June at 7 p.m. in Strasbourg,
at the CEC Church and Society Commission office at 8, rue du
Fosse des Treize. The aim of the award is to honor journalists
who write about religion in the secular press with accuracy,
impartiality and with an ecumenical spirit.
is the third prize winner from a French language publication,
after Alain Dupraz, "La Tribune de Geneve",
Switzerland, 1999 award; and Henri Tincq "Le Monde",
Paris, 2001 award. The winner of the 2002 award was Agneta Lagercrantz
from the Swedish paper "Svenska Dagbladet".
5,000-EURO PRIZE OFFERED FOR BEST ARTICLE ON CLASSICAL LANGUAGES
The Pontifical Committee of Historical Sciences has announced
a journalistic prize to promote the teaching and study of Latin
and Greek. An award of 5,000 euros will go to articles published
in newspapers and reviews that show how these two languages have
had a decisive role for the scientific and cultural development
of Europe and the West in general.
To be eligible for the competition, articles must be published
between now and Dec. 31. Authors entering the competition must
send six copies of their newspaper or review article to the Secretariat
of the Pontifical Committee of Historical Sciences (at Piazza
Pio XII 3, 00120 Vatican City).
Walter Brandmuller, president of the pontifical committee,
said that the competition responds "to the progressive abandonment
of the study" of the classical languages, in particular,
Latin. The main objective is "to recover Latin as a language
and instrument of knowledge," he said. This language is
necessary to study the ancient and modern history of the world, "when
Latin was, so to speak, the international language of political,
economic and cultural relations," the monsignor added.
MILESEVO HAYMAKING 2004
The brotherhood of the monastery of Milesevo is once again organizing
the already traditional annual mowing of the monastery fields.
The mowers’ competition will take place on Saturday, June 26,
2004 and the mowing will begin at 7:00 a.m. The program consists
of three parts: the community haymaking event, the mowers’ competition
and the mowers’ competition using mowers. The winners will be
announced and prizes awarded at 6:30 p.m. In addition to the
competition, the program includes a popular entertainment section
to include participation by folklore groups, singers of authentic
songs and gusle players/folk singers. On Tuesday, June 29, 2004,
a community hay gathering will be held.
Source: Politika daily, Belgrade, June 24, 2004
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