Canterbury Medal Dinner

The 2015 Canterbury Award Honoree

Barbara Green CMD Awardee 2015 Barbara Green, co-founder of Hobby Lobby, receives the 2015 Canterbury Medal Award
May 7, New York City

Barbara Green received the highest honor awarded by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, the nation’s premier religious liberty law firm, at the 20th Anniversary of Canterbury Medal Dinner, held May 7, 2015 at the Pierre in New York City. Barbara was chosen for her courage in standing up for her religious beliefs and her strength as the public face of the family throughout two years of litigation, which ultimately resulted in Hobby Lobby’s Supreme Court victory securing the religious liberty of closely held American family businesses.

“I am humbled to be recognized on behalf of my family for our efforts,” said Barbara Green. “We thank the Becket Fund for its hard work that brought our long, two-year journey to a joyous Supreme Court victory. We are also grateful for the many who stood with us and prayed for us. I believe there is no greater cause to defend than one’s religious freedom.” (Full Transcript here) Program highlights included an invocation by Yossi Prager, executive director for North America of the AVI CHAI Foundation, a blessing by Elder Von G. Keetch, First Quorum of the Seventy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a tribute by New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas, and a benediction by Mother Loraine, Little Sisters of the Poor. (Full Transcript here)

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