About Lives of Commitment

The Auburn Lives of Commitment Breakfast is a multifaith, intergenerational event honoring women who bridge divides, build community and pursue justice. The event is also a window into Auburn’s work to equip bold and resilient leaders for our complex, multifaith, media-saturated society, leaders who trouble the waters and heal the world.

About Auburn

Auburn Theological Seminary is an institute for religious leadership that faces the challenges of our fragmented, complex, and violent time. We envision religion as a catalyst and resource for a new world‚ one in which difference is celebrated, abundance is shared, and people are hopeful, working for a future that is better than today. Auburn equips bold and resilient leaders‚ religious and secular, women and men, adults and teens‚ with the tools and resources they need for our multifaith world. We provide them with education, research, support, and media savvy, so that they can bridge religious divides, build community, and pursue justice.



Past Lives of Commitment Honorees:

2011- Kayrita Anderson & Deborah Richardson, Bishop Minerva Carcano, Jensine Larsen, Dr. Gail T. Reimer, Chely Wright
2010- Nurah Amat-ullah, Violet L. Dease, Emma Bronznick Goldberg, Jacki Zehner,
2009- Abigail Disney, Wendy Paulson, Angela Buchdahl, Fatima Haidara
2008- Barbara Friedman, Farhana Khera, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend,
2007- Lena Alhusseini, Blu Greenberg, Alice Walker, Diana Chapman Walsh,
2006- Zainab Salbi, Leah Hunt-Hendrix, Helen LaKelly Hunt, Nicki Newman Tanner
2005- Ronit Avni, Dr. Johnetta Cole, Daisy Khan
2004- Jenise Harrell, Ruth Messinger, Mary Robinson, Shalimar Yamin-Khan
2003- Caroline Baron, Judy Collins, Rachel Lloyd
2002- Wendy Kopp, Aasma Khan, Lilia Gerberg
2001- Dr. Ruth Simmons, Margot Stern Strom, Kirsten Pratt
2000- Dr. Jane Goodall, Henna White, Jean Griffith-Sandiford, Maria Rogers,
1999- Faye Wattleton, Dr. Dorothy Height, Stephanie Schwartz Ferdman,
1998- Dr. Margaret C. Heagarty, Alexa Rosas-Pereira, Marlo Thomas
1997- Sr. Helen Prejean, The Rev. Annie Bovian, Zoe Tananbaum