Two students will split the prize in Hartford Seminary’s 2nd Annual Preaching Competition, held on May 2, 2019.
Six students gave six-to-eight-minute sermons before an audience of faculty, staff, and their peers, as well as a three-person judging panel. The judges were Profession Benjamin Watts, Interim Coordinator of the Islamic Chaplaincy Program Aida Mansoor, and Rabbi Debra Cantor.
The judges praised all the participants — Imam Safwan Shaikh, Enas Ghassal, Lakia Shavon Lightner-Padgett, David Figliuzzi, Olga E. Sanchez-Marano, and Amy Langston — for their inspirational words.
In the end, David Figliuzzi and Imam Safwan Shaikh were declared the two winners.
Watch the entire competition below!