The Graduate Theological Union (GTU), in Berkeley, California, has named The United Church of Canada’s Moderator, the Right Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne, as the 2023 Alum of the Year.
In 2016, the Rev. Dr. Lansdowne earned her PhD from the GTU in Interdisciplinary Studies. The GTU is a union of theological schools focusing on interreligious and interdisciplinary perspectives. Rev. Dr. Lansdowne is “very humbled” to be recognized by the GTU in this way.
“We are deeply appreciative of Rev. Dr. Lansdowne’s significant contributions to the academy, the church, and social justice” said Dr. Jennifer W. Davidson, Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Her efforts in addressing concerns of reconciliation, the climate crisis, and economic inequality are truly remarkable.”
The Rev. Dr. Lansdowne will be honoured as the 2023 Alum of the Year at a virtual celebration planned for Thursday, December 7, at 5 p.m. PT.