On 5 May 2016, The Associated Church Press (Florida) conferred on Living City Magazine two awards for last year’s February, April and October issues. It received an Honourable Mention in the category “Best in Class National/International print magazines, directed to a broad audience” (Christian Century and Sojourners were the other award recipients in this category).
The judges appreciated the “strong use of colour on front covers” and the full bleed and full page pictures. For the writing, they found the first person pieces the most engaging. “Unique perspectives and a strong focus on the magazine’s purpose makes for an original and interesting magazine. Good work,” was their comment.
In the category “Reporting and Writing: interview (all media)”, Living City received an Award of Excellence for the article “Peace through forgiveness” published in the December 2015 issue, written by Jade Giacobbe after an encounter with Rahel Muha, whose son was murdered in 1999 at age 18. The judges wrote, “This would be a heart-breaking story were it not for the emphasis on forgiveness, and the mother providing a powerful testimony … A well-crafted story. Good can spring from evil with the proper approach to forgiveness.”
Award-winning article: https://livingcitymagazine.com/peace-through_forgiveness