On Saturday March 12, 2016 Archdeacon J. Fritz Bazin was honored by the MCCJ at the Four Season Hotel, Miami. The Miami branch of the National Conference of Christians and Jews (MCCJ) presented Archdeacon Bazin with the Clergy Medallion Award for his long-term commitment to justice and peace especially in the South Florida community. He was celebrated for his unique ability to connect with and build bridges among the many diverse communities.
“It felt good receiving this award, because interfaith and reconciliation is my passion. It is an honor for the Diocese, but more importantly for my country, Haiti,” the Archdeacon said, “To honor one Haitian is to honor all. Haitians do not get acknowledge too often, so when it does it is an occasion to celebrate”
Archdeacon Bazin appreciates the support of his family, as well as various members of the clergy, who were there to celebrate with him. He is also grateful for his job as the Archdeacon for Immigration and Social Justice, because it has been an asset in continuing his work for interfaith relationships and reconciliations among diverse communities.
Congratulations Archdeacon Bazin!