Archbishop of York John Sentamu Awarded Honorary Doctorate of Divinity by Durham University

Dr John Sentamu (l) pictured with former head of the UK Evangelical Alliance, Joel Edwards, who was also graduating from the university on Thursday(Photo: Twitter/Joel Edwards)

The Archbishop of York has been awarded an honorary Doctorate of Divinity by Durham University.

Dr John Sentamu received the honour in recognition of his “long and and exemplary service of national and international acclaim”, a spokesperson for the Archbishop said.

Dr Sentamu has served as the Archbishop of York for nearly 15 years and is due to retire in June this year.

During his time in the role, he has been an outspoken advocate for social and racial integration, and worked to challenge and alleviate poverty.

Championing young people is another cause that has been close to his heart.  The Youth Trust, a charity he founded, works across schools in northern England to develop leadership skills in students.

On receiving the award, the Archbishop of York said: “It is a privilege to accept this Honorary Degree of Doctor of Divinity – what esteemed company I will be joining.

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Source: Christian Today