The Family Values Awards of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recognise civic, faith and other community leaders who have made outstanding contributions to the family. Murdo Fraser MSP and Farkhanda Chaudhry MBE were recipients of the 2015 awards presented at a celebratory dinner in Edinburgh.
Family members, interfaith representatives and church leaders from across Scotland gathered on Friday evening, November 20th, to attend the annual awards dinner. Presenting the awards, Elder Clifford Herbertson (UK Church leader) commented on how both recipients “had shown great courage, by consistently raising their voice to stand for strong family values through their personal examples of faith and service both in Scotland and abroad.”
Murdo Fraser MSP is a patron of the Conservative Christian Fellowship and an active member of his local Church of Scotland. Farkhanda Chaudhry MBE is the first Muslim woman Justice of the Peace in Scotland, was awarded an MBE in 2004 and is serving on the National Muslim Women’s advisory board established by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Hazel Blears. Both recipients were delighted to receive the awards, each expressing sincere gratitude and sharing insightful thoughts on the importance of family values in society today.