"You have changed the world by your presence here. Your unparalleled scholarship and teaching call us to make peace with ourselves so that we are capable of authentic engagement with issues of peace and justice in the larger world. The importance of understanding the messages brought to us in our dreams; understanding that we are a part of a great, complex family of human and archetypal beings; these and other gifts flow from your speech and writing. In receiving a gift of deep wisdom we, in response, are called to a higher self to serve a larger good.
“You are an agent of social change, as radical and dedicated to your work as those who stand tall on the pages of our Unitarian Universalist history books. You have walked with us while pointing us in the direction of loving our neighbors as we love ourselves. Your life embodies the Unitarian Universalist first principle, which calls each of us to embrace the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
“In recognition of your commitment, scholarship, dedication, and passion for making our lives and our world more humane, just, and joyous, we award you the S.T.D. degree."