> London 5 March 2009 The United Kingdom Parliament provided a prestigious backdrop for the presentation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Family Values Award — the first time the honor has been awarded at the UK House of Commons. The award is given annually by the Church in the United Kingdom.
Left to right: Terry Rooney MP, Jill Kirby, Rt Hon John Battle MP, Elder Stephen Kerr, Area Seventy.© 2009 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights
The award was received by the Rt Hon John Battle MP, who served as former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s envoy to all faith communities in the UK. The award is presented to “members of the community who have achieved remarkable things that support families.”
The event was hosted by Terry Rooney MP and attended by members of the British legislature, leading academics, and opinion leaders with professional interest in family issues.
“We salute every one of you for the contribution that you’re making,” said Elder Stephen Kerr, area seventy of the Church, speaking at the special luncheon in the houses of Parliament.
He added, “The institution that will save our broken society is not Parliament, it is the home.” Quoting former Church President Harold B. Lee, Kerr remarked, “‘The greatest work you will ever do will be within the walls of your own home’ — that’s why we will continue to celebrate family values.” More on this story…
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