Beckwith Couple Awarded Humanity's Team Spiritual Leadership Award

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Longtime spiritual leaders honored by global non-profit.

The Humanity’s Team Spiritual Leadership Award presentation will be held at Sunrise Ranch, a Spiritual Retreat and Conference Center cradled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, in Loveland, Colo. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. MDT on Tuesday, May

Humanity’s Team, a global initiative to promote a worldwide culture of Oneness with the Divine and each other, will bestow its Spiritual Leadership Award to internationally renowned, Rev. Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith and Rickie Byars Beckwith at Sunrise Ranch on Tuesday, May 19. This is the first time this prestigious award will be bestowed to a couple. Michael, a highly regarded spiritual leader of cultural, racial and spiritual diversity, is Founder and Spiritual Director of the Agape International Spiritual Center in Culver City, Ca. Rickie serves as the Music and Arts Director of the Agape International Spiritual Center where she directs the 200-member Agape International Choir. She is also a revered singer-songwriter whose transcendent music opens the heart, touches the soul and uplifts the spirit.

Together, their powerful partnership and collaborative talents manifest worldwide messages of peace, love, service and racial diversity in the form of worship, song, authorship and activism.

Individually, Rickie has produced numerous albums with messages of peace and spiritual connection, "I Found a Deeper Love," "In the Land of I AM," and "Soul Fulfilling," among others. She has also authored Let My Soul Surrender, a book of poetic prose, memoir and storytelling styles presented in a colorful mosaic of imagery.

Michael has served the cause of peace and spiritual awakening in many capacities. In February 2012 he addressed the United Nations General Assembly as part of its annual World Interfaith Harmony Week. As co-founder and president of the Association for Global New Thought, Michael had the distinguished honor of presenting to Nelson Mandela the Gandhi King Award. Michael is also an international co-chair of the Gandhi King Season for Nonviolence, which was launched at the United Nations in 1998, and is active in 900 international cities and 67 countries. His three most recent published books, Life Visioning, Spiritual Liberation and TranscenDance Expanded, are recipients of the prestigious Nautilus Award. His numerous appearances on television, most recently, The Today Show, continually promote the message of Oneness.

The Humanity’s Team Spiritual Leadership Award presentation will be held at Sunrise Ranch, a Spiritual Retreat and Conference Center cradled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, in Loveland, Colo. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. MDT on Tuesday, May 19.

A private farm-to-table dinner will be served at 5:30 pm MDT. It is $26 per person. If you join for the dinner you will be given assigned seating during the ceremony. You can reserve your spot here: https://sunriseranch.org/db/register/user_info.php?reg_id=0&event_code=HTI0515. You can participate free in the livestream program by clicking here: http://www.tikilive.com/show/humanitys-team-2015-spiritual-leadership-award. Please plan to log-in early on May 19th. Only 3,000 will be able to view the live program.

The Spiritual Leadership Award has been awarded only seven times. Recipients include Neale Donald Walsch in 2005, Gabriel Avruj in 2008, Archbishop Desmond Tutu in 2009, Andrew Harvey in 2010, Immaculee Ilibagiza in 2011 and Barbara Marx Hubbard in 2013. Nelson Mandela posthumously received the award in 2014.

Humanity's Team is a global spiritual movement whose purpose is to embody the timeless truth of Oneness with the Divine and each other, a perspective essential for responding to the world's chronic, most acute challenges and vital for creating a sustainable world of peace and harmony. With over 100,000 members in over 150 countries, Humanity’s Team undertakes its mission by developing awareness-building campaigns, educational events and other transformational programs.

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