Norman Kansfield ’62

Norman Kansfield ’62 was recently honored by Union Theological Seminary in New York City, the theological institution from which he received an STM degree in 1967. In October 2018, Union named him one of four distinguished alumni and presented him with the 2018 Unitas Award “for his steadfast and heroic activism on behalf of LGBTQ members of the Reformed Church in America (RCA), and their full inclusion, both in church and marriage; for presiding at his daughter’s marriage to a woman, and enduring the ensuing General Synod trial and suspension with love, dignity and reason; and for serving as a beacon for those who continue the fight.” On Saturday in Holy Week, April 20, the Metropolitan Community Church of New York City honored him with the HEART Award “for working on issues of importance to the LGBTQ and wider community of New York City and demonstrating faithfulness and courage to the vision of human equality.”

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