Bishop Carcaño receives Lives of Commitment AwardArticles, DC Archive Saturday, October 15th, 2011
By Stephen J. Hustedt, Director of Communications
Over the summer Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño received the Lives of Commitment award at the 15th Annual Lives of Commitment Breakfast in New York City.
“Each year, more than 600 people gather to celebrate women who embody the values of inclusiveness, Compassion, and courage that our neighborhoods, nation, and world so desperately need,” said the Rev. Dr. Katharine R. Henderson, president of Auburn Seminary. “Our honorees each have a different story to tell but are united by their unwavering commitment to social justice.”
Auburn’s mission is to equip men and women to be bold and resilient leaders and give them the tools to pursue justice in a complex multi-faith world.
“As the first Hispanic woman to be elected to the episcopacy of The United Methodist Church and a passionate advocate for immigrants in this country, (Bishop Carcaño is) a shining example of the type of ethical and courageous leader we aspire to nurture and support,” Henderson said. “Throughout her life she has sought to build bridges and organize communities of faith to come together to serve and sustain those struggling under the weight of poverty and discrimination. In this time of bitter factitiousness, Bishop Carcaño stands out as a voice for civility and unity and she has taken a courageous public stand for progressive, comprehensive immigration reform both in Arizona and nationally.”
To learn more about Auburn Seminary and the Lives of Commitment Award visit http://www.auburnseminary.org/livesofcommitment2011.
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