The West Hartford Public Schools was recognized for its support of CCIU's project to reduce religious illiteracy in the classrooms of Connecticut schools. Superintendent Karen List and Social Studies Department Supervisor Jessica Blitzer was honored for their willingness to help teachers from many area high schools improve their ability to include religious understanding in course work. Prof. Diane Moore, of the Harvard Divinity School, was also honored as the inspirational leader of the seminar work with area social studies teachers.
The keynote address was presented by H. Bruce McEver, founder of the Religious Literacy Program, Chairman of Berkshire Capital, and supporter of poetry who is also a published poet in his own right. He explored the difficult and vital issues at work in his longstanding concern with the need for today's world citizens to understand and respect religious traditions beyond their own.