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UIPA_2009_winners_logoAfter three nominations, Geez finally scooped top honours for best Spiritual Coverage  at the 2009 Utne Independent Press Awards. See their (quite favourable) comments here, (scroll half way down).

 

They said Geez had “an inspiring year, when every issue was as playful as it was profound.”

 

The road between extreme believers and angry atheists gets pretty slim, but the Utne judges saw the path, “The editors have created a place where writing and reading about lives inspired but not overcome by religious doctrine can be accomplished in peace.”

 

“Unlike many magazines about spirituality and religion, this ad-free, nonprofit, volunteer-supported publication bypasses sentimentality for earnest exploration, and seems to have a hell of a time doing it.” 

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