Bending the Moral Arc video wins national prize!

The Bending the Moral Arc video, Facing the “unpretty things” about our country’s history, was produced for the Bending the Moral Arc Webinar nationally screened on November 30. 2021, has been awarded the 2021 Associated Press Church Award of  excellence in The Video Educational Category. This award, presented annually, highlights the best of faith-based journalism produced for the year, and is presented in 78  categories, with 67 groups participating and, for 2021, had 885 entries.


The video was filmed on Saturday, October 9, 2021 in the sanctuaries of The Witherspoon Street and Nassau churches. The participants from WSPC: were: Barbara Flythe, Pamela Johnson, Denyse Leslie, Audi Peal and Cameron Stout; from NPC : Tom Coogan, Bill Katen-Narvell, Claire Mulruy and Pam Wakefield. Pastor Lukata Mjumbe, and Elder Jeffery Mascoll, Chair, WSPC Building and Grounds Committee, were particularly helpful in providing a COVID -Safe environment for the filming. Rev. Paul Seebeck,, Presbyterian Mission Agency, produced and wrote the script for the video. The videographer and director on-site at the two churches was Michael Fitzer, Presbyterian Mission Agency.

It is both gratifying and rewarding for us to be recognized among a group of many talented, courageous and committed journalists. For our part, the work of the Bending the Moral Arc continues and is successful to the extent, we are transformed as individuals and churches, authentically living out in action, the intent of the Matthew 25 call as we continue to build on and nurture the relationship between our two congregations as “Partners in Faith.”

Read more about the Associated Press Church Awards online including a YouTube video of the award ceremony and other relevant details about the awards.

2021 Associated Press Church Awards (link)

Find the updated Bending the Moral Arc resources and a video of the November 2021 webinar on our website:

Bending the Moral Arc Resources (link)