2011 Canterbury Medal Dinner Honoring Eric Metaxas
On May 12, 2011, the Becket Fund celebrated its 16th Anniversary Canterbury Medal Dinner honoring Eric Metaxas at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Thursday, May 12th, the Becket Fund celebrated its 16th anniversary Canterbury Medal Dinner, this year honoring the New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas, biographer of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The Becket Fund was pleased to honor Mr. Metaxas with this year’s Canterbury Medal for the way he has consistently and winsomely re-introduced religious principles to the forefront of American culture as well as for elevating the cause of religious freedom by profiling a true martyr for its cause. Bonhoeffer, a Lutheran pastor and theologian executed by the Nazis, left a body of work and a witness of personal courage that continue to inspire sincere religious believers.
In a room packed with nearly 400 supporters and friends of the Becket Fund, the night was full of surprises which included a tribute to now President Emeritus, Kevin J. “Seamus” Hasson, as well as an introduction to the Becket Fund’s new president, William P. Mumma. This year’s entertainment included surprise snippets from the sound of music and Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s own poetry set to music, as well as surprise video messages of support for Mr. Metaxas from Charles P. Colson and President George W. Bush.