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In Memoriam: Michael J. Johnston

Thursday, February 1, 2024

  Michael J. Johnston, Former Seminary Trustee and Major Donor, Dies at 85   We are sad to share with you that UTS former longtime Board of Trustees member, Michael “Mike” Johnston, of Gladstone, NJ, passed away peacefully at his home on January 30, surrounded by loved ones. Over his long tenure on the board,

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In Memoriam: Blake T. Franklin ’88

Friday, January 19, 2024

  Attorney, gay activist and specialist in international law, he was 81   Blake T. Franklin was a partner first at Coudert Brothers, then later based in the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP for 25 years.  He practiced banking, corporate, and general law; he was a specialist in International Law and,

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In Memoriam: Dr. Quentin J. Faulkner ’75

Friday, January 12, 2024

Quentin Faulkner, 80 years old, died on December 30, 2023 in Houston, TX. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Murrell (Bennett) Faulkner, three brothers, a daughter and son-in-law, a son and daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren. Faulkner was Larson Professor of Organ and Music Theory/History (emeritus) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a

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In Memoriam: Abby D. Wise

Monday, December 18, 2023

In Loving Memory of Abby Dittmann Wise Abby Dittmann Wise, a cherished member of our community at Union Theological Seminary, passed away peacefully on November 14 at the age of 94. A resident of New Canaan, Connecticut, and East Providence, Rhode Island, Abby’s life was a testament to her commitment to social justice, language, and

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In Memoriam: Rev. Dr. Gay L. Byron ’92, ’99

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

In loving memory of the Rev. Dr. Gay L. Byron. The late Rev. Dr. Gay L. Byron, a distinguished Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the Howard University School of Divinity in Washington, DC, left an indelible mark on the fields of biblical scholarship, liberation theology, and womanist interpretations. She received her M.Div.,

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Union to Feature a Course on Jewish-Christian Relations in Spring 2024

Thursday, December 7, 2023

The complex and largely contentious history between Jews and Christians constitutes a significant dimension of current crises and conflicts—both abroad and here at home. Yet this difficult history isn’t the full story. Remarkable advances in understanding and collaboration reveal new hope in the possibilities of repairing and strengthening the bonds that link both traditions. In

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Union’s 2023 Impact Report

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Dear Friends, I am pleased to share with you the 2023 Impact Report for Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. It’s a first for us. While we are constantly communicating with our many stakeholders, we do not have a tradition of creating a single, comprehensive, public facing annual update. As a step

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Union to Launch Major Initiative to Advance Eco-Justice in Faith Communities

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

This project is funded through a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. New York – Union Theological Seminary has received a $1.25 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to establish the Innovative Preaching and Eco-Justice Initiative (IPEJI). This landmark project will equip preachers and lay people with the tools to speak about climate change with creativity, enthusiasm, and insight

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Union at AAR and SBL 2023

Friday, October 27, 2023

Members of the Union community will be at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX on November 18-21, 2023 for the 2023 Annual Meetings hosted by the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and the American Academy of Religion (AAR). This annual meeting is the world’s largest gathering of scholars interested in the

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