Rev. Kaseman accepted the World of Montgomery Public Citizen of the Year Award on behalf of all who see divinity in the midst of our diversity and are working as sisters and brothers of one human family to create the beloved community in Montgomery County. Please find below Rev. Kaseman’s acceptance remarks.
“I am extravagantly blessed thanks to my parents, my wife and family, my church, my association with Brother Martin Luther King, Jr. and catching his vision of the beloved community that is a place where every basic human need is met and every human right respected.
50 years later it is a dream come true for me to be serving our County Executive with the full support of the County Council, in partnership with the directors and staff of every department in county government, the support of my colleagues and director in the Office of Community Partnerships, the resourcefulness of the interfaith Executive Committee, Working Groups and committees, the faith leaders ranging from Anglican to Zoroastrian – all committed to creating the beloved community – otherwise known as the World of Montgomery.
I accept this award on behalf of all who see divinity in our diversity, who know we are essentially sisters and brothers of one human family, who are on call 24/7 responding to acts of hate and violence, who are working to make MC a hunger free zone, who are welcoming refugees and immigrants as our new neighbors and all who believe in healthcare for all.
I accept this award on behalf of all my sisters and brothers, here tonight, who will be leaving to live and to love with far greater abandonment. Thank You! “
Rev. Kaseman honored to have the award presented by the County Executive, Ike Leggett; Council Member, George Leventhal; and Chair of the Fund for Montgomery, Keith Haller. Check out the gallery to view more pictures from the event.