We are delighted to announce the 2023 Honorary Degree Recipients.

Dr. Toni Bond

[Doctor of Divinity] For over 30 years, Dr. Toni M. Bond has worked tirelessly to make the voices of Black women heard around issues of reproductive and sexual health, rights, and justice. In 1994, Dr. Bond was one of the twelve Black women who gave birth to the concept of “Reproductive Justice (RJ),” creating a paradigm shift in how women of color would add their collective voices to the fight for reproductive autonomy and freedom. In 1996, she co-founded and led the first Black women’s reproductive justice organization in the country, Black Women for Reproductive Justice.

Lucia Santini-Field

[Doctor of Divinity] Lucia is a Managing Director of Boston Trust and Walden and is the president of the Boston Trust & Walden Funds. Lucia served on the board of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) in Cambridge, MA since 2009 and was chairperson of the board from 2013–2015, on the Board of Directors of the Church of the Larger Fellowship from 2006–2013, and was co-chair from 2011–2013. Lucia served on the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Moderator’s Ad Hoc Committee on Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), which resulted in the establishment of the permanent SRI Committee in 2000, and subsequently served on the SRI Committee. She served on the Investment Committee of the UUA from 1998–2006 and was chairperson from 2000–2005.

Dr. Judith Weisenfeld

[Doctor of Humane Letters] Dr. Judith Weisenfeld joined the Princeton faculty in 2007. Her research and teaching focus on African American religious history, religion and race, and religion in modern American culture. She is the author of Hollywood Be Thy Name: African American Religion in American Film, 1929-1949, and African American Women and Christian Activism: New York’s Black YWCA, 1905-1945. Her most recent book, New World A-Coming: Black Religion and Racial Identity during the Great Migration, was awarded the 2017 Albert J. Raboteau Prize for the Best Book in Africana Religions. Her current research examines the intersections of psychiatry, race, and African American religion in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She is also the co-director of The Crossroads Project: Black Religious Histories, Cultures, and Communities, which is funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.