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Meet Rev. Timothy L. Adkins-Jones

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Union Theological Seminary is excited to announce the appointment of Rev. Timothy L. Adkins-Jones to the position of Assistant Professor of Homiletics. Rev. Adkins-Jones was led to faith in Christ at an early age by his grandfather, the Rev. Leroy Jones at Pilgrim Journey Baptist Church in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia. Before being called

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CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Allocation Summary and Grant Report

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Report Date: July 28, 2020 Union Theological Seminary (Union) has received funding under the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. Union returned the signed Certification and Agreement to the Department and will use no less than 50% of funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial

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The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

Thursday, July 23, 2020

With this weekend’s passing of Congressman John Lewis, we lost a true American hero whose life’s work centered on the struggle for racial equality and equal access to the vote. We are proud that his legacy and the Voting Rights Act will be a central focus of EDS at Union’s academic and public programming this

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Union Announces New Homiletics Professor

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Union Theological Seminary proudly announces the appointment of Rev. Timothy L. Adkins-Jones to the faculty as Assistant Professor of Homiletics, effective July 1. Adkins-Jones, a native of Richmond, Va., holds a B.A. in Psychology from Amherst College, and an M.Div. from Boston University School of Theology. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Practical Theology with

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Update on and Response to July 6th ICE Directive

Friday, July 10, 2020

Dear Union Community, By now, most of you are aware that on Monday, July 6, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (“ICE”) issued a directive that would deny visas to incoming international students, and require all international students in-country to leave the US, if they are enrolled in an higher education institution that

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Listening and Teaching

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

By Ryan Felder, M.Div. ’21, co-chair of the Eco-Justice Caucus. Without theological language, I find it impossible to grasp the magnitude of the ecological crisis and understand what my corresponding commitments are. In choosing to study ecotheology at Union, I was really choosing to study social ethics, education, and community development. This is because, from

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EDS at Union Newsletter | June 2020

Friday, June 26, 2020

Where Faith and Scholarship Meet to Reimagine the Work of Justice Having problems viewing this email? View online. Dear Friends, These past few months have revealed that our nation and the world need faithful, moral leadership now more than ever. During this extraordinary season, the global community continues to experience the death and suffering of

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A Call for Moral Leadership

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

We released a joint public statement supported by the deans and seminary presidents of six divinity schools, including our own President Serene Jones. We are honored to stand in solidarity with our peer institutions and have included the statement in full: America is facing three immense and immediate crises. Each has a critical moral dimension

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Serious Play

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

This essay by Mohammad Mia ’21 was originally published in the Union Collective Spring 2020 Issue Last semester, I sleepily made my way to a Monday evening field education class and arrived to the surprising sight of toys—tables filled with clay, crayons, coloring books, blocks, and an aptly named game, “Pie in the Face.” A

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Observing Juneteenth

Thursday, June 18, 2020

To Union Community: In the wake of the tragedy of the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many other Black Americans, and with the ongoing sacrifices, both historical and present day, made in pursuit of racial justice, Union will recognize Juneteenth. Juneteenth is the day people of African descent commemorate the official

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