Vice President Al Gore and LGBT Activist Mandy Carter Awarded Union Medal

UNION MEDAL TO BE AWARDED TO VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE AND LGBT ACTIVIST MANDY CARTER AT UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY’S 177TH COMMENCEMENT
Gore and Carter’s lifetime of faithful activism beautifully exemplifies the spirit of Union
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NEW YORK, NY — Former Vice President Al Gore and LGBT activist Mandy Carter will receive the Union Medal, the highest honor awarded by Union Theological Seminary, at the school’s 177th Commencement Ceremony on May 15th at 4:00pm. The ceremony will be streamed live at https://utsnyc.edu/commencement-live/
“Union Theological Seminary is a unique and truly extraordinary institution that educates, inspires and empowers leaders uniquely suited to help humanity embrace and successfully deal with the greatest moral challenges of our time,” said Gore. “I am deeply honored and genuinely humbled to receive the Union Medal.”
The Union Medal was established in 1991 to recognize people engaged in works of ministry in congregations, public service, government, business, education, and the arts. It is the equivalent of an honorary degree. Previous medalists include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, William Sloane Coffin, Jr., Marian Wright Edelman, and Judith and Bill Moyers.
“I am constantly reminded that changing ‘hearts and minds,’ the work of spiritual renewal and transformation, is always central to social justice movements whether based on race, gender, class, culture, ability, sexual orientation, or gender identity,” said Carter. “That’s why I am honored to receive the Union Medal from an institution committed to this crucial work.”
Gore and Carter’s remarks at Union will conclude a year marked by the creation

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