Report: UPF Canada Given MLK Award by US Consul General

Strange (and slightly confusing) news from the Canadian Gazette (emphasis added):

Emmett (Pops) Johns, the Roman Catholic priest who ministers to Montreal street kids, Gemma Raeburn-Baynes, a veteran black community activist, and a former child soldier from Sierra Leone, Alusine Bah, are this year’s local recipients of the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award.

The honour is presented by the U.S. Consul General each year to individuals who best exemplify King’s ideals….The Universal Peace Federation of Montreal, founded by Rev. Sun Myung Moon to promote interreligious reconciliation and family renewal, also received an award.

Mayor Gérald Tremblay presented the awards today at city hall.

So did Mayor Tremblay present the awards, or was it the US Consul General? Or both of them? And did the UPF get the same “Legacy Award”, or something different tacked onto the same ceremony? Alas, there is nothing on the consular or UPF websites, and there are no other media reports…

It is worth noting that the UPF has recently been working closely with King’s son, as I blogged here.

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