Reflections garners top awards from Associated Church Press

Reflections, Yale Divinity School’s magazine of theological and ethical inquiry, has won several awards from the Associated Church Press in the organization’s “Best in the Christian Press” contest for work done in 2010, including a first-place award for the category “Best in Class: Journal.”

The top journal award was based on the two Reflections issues published in 2010, “Money and Morals after the Crash” (spring) and “No More Excuses: Confronting Poverty” (fall).

WaddleThe lead article in the spring issue was written by Benjamin Friedman, the William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy at Harvard, on the subject “Economic Origins and Aims: A Role for Religious Thinking?” The fall issue’s lead article, entitled “Climbing Up to the Light,” was written by Katherine Marshall of Georgetown University and executive director of the World Faiths Development Dialogue.

The editor-in-chief of Reflections is Ray Waddle who joined YDS as editor of the magazine early in 2007.  Waddle, former religion editor of the Nashville Tennessean, is the author of two books and teaches a writing course at YDS during Summer Term.

The fall 2010 issue also garnered a first-place in the category “Theme Issue, Section, or Series: Magazine.”

Reflections won an second-place in the category “Theological Reflection: Long Format” for Waddle’s column “Soul-Searching in the Aftermath” in the spring 2010 issue, about mechanic/philosopher Matthew Crawford.

An honorable mention award was given to Reflections in the category “Theological or Scholarly Article” for the article “Prosperity and its Discontents” in the spring 2010 issue, written by Sondra Wheeler, professor of Christian ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary.

The awards were formally announced at ACP’s 2011 awards banquet, held this year on April 29 in Chicago.

ACP describes itself this way: “The oldest interdenominational religious press association in North America, the Associated Church Press, founded in 1916, is an international community of communication professionals brought together by faithfulness to their craft and by a common task of reflecting, describing, and supporting the life of faith and the Christian community.”

Posted: 06/06/2011