Nominations sought for Dr. Rodney Unity Award
The St. Philips Heritage Center at Old Salem Museums & Gardens is seeking nominations for the inaugural award in honor of the late Rev. Dr. Cedric S. Rodney, a Moravian minister who led the restoration efforts of the Historic St. Philips Moravian Church in Old Salem. The award will be presented at the Juneteenth luncheon on Wednesday, June 19, which will celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Considered a bridge builder, Rodney, who died late last year, was a true Moravian minister who upheld the ethics of the Moravian Church. For centuries, the Moravians have stressed the importance of community and cooperation rather than competition. Rev. Rodney practiced these sacred traditional values to shape the history of Winston-Salem and to make this community a better place.
The awardee should possess the following:
• a spirit of reconciliation and gentleness to work across racial and cultural division and move people toward a common goal
• advances the community vision as a leader, nurturer and steward
• believes in the importance of historic preservation
• inspires others to seek lifelong learning and preparedness for service
• promotes the Moravian core value of community: to enrich the lives of others locally and/or globally.
Submissions must be received by May 15. Visit the web site, www.oldsalem.org, to download an application or call 336-721-7399.