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One to one with Sheryl McCarthy

Journalist Sheryl McCarthy talks with Rev. Dr. Serene Jones about Union Theological Seminary and her sources of inspiration. In this conversation, they discuss the history of Union, what makes Union students unique, and various public affairs issues.

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Rev. Dr. Serene Jones and Union Theological Seminar are Jones Pilots Today’s World of Religious Scholars

Rev. Dr. Serene Jones was interviewed for the March edition of Women in Higher Education. See below or CLICK HERE to see the full magazine. The interview featuring Dr. Jones is on page 6.

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In Prison And Outside, He Found His ‘Iota Of Light’: A Mentor Named Fred

Rev. Fred Davie, Executive Vice President at Union is featured on NPR’s StoryCorps

“What is life without hope? Even an iota of light can go a long way,” says Robert Sanchez, a social worker who served 15 years in prison. He found that guiding light when he met minister Fred Davie.

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Interfaith Appeal for Justice at Standing Rock

42 pastors, professors, and faith leaders, from more than 20 religious organizations, voice their opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. As leaders in the faith community, they are called upon to declare their profound environmental concerns regarding this project, as well as condemn the assault on the human rights and religious freedoms of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

They are asking to meet with President Barack Obama and that he halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, assuring compliance with established law, suspending current and any future permits, and guarantee the full respect for the sovereign nations within our borders.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education: A Prominent Scholar-Activist Trades Law for the Seminary

“On its face, then, it’s strange that Ms. Alexander, author of the best-selling The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (New Press, 2010), is “walking away from the law” and her recent law professorship at Ohio State University to take a five-year visiting professorship at Union Theological Seminary. What seems a radical career shift, however, is actually a natural evolution in her thinking on racial justice, say Ms. Alexander and those who have worked with her.”

Read the full story here.

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