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Union receives a $5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

Friday, December 2, 2022

Union Theological Seminary receives a $5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to Establish Technology, Innovation, and Digital Engagement Lab – “TIDEL” and to Build and Expand Shared Services with Partners Union Theological Seminary (UTS) received a grant of $5 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help create a collaborative space lab (Technology, Innovation, and

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Thanksgiving & National Day of Mourning

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Dear Union Community, Friends and Supporters,  It seems like it was only yesterday that we were starting the school year with a beautiful and meaningful Convocation ceremony. And already, Thanksgiving is here. I hope that at Thanksgiving all of you find some time to rest, recharge, and relax with loved ones! While Thanksgiving is a

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Relieving Suffering Through Buddhist Military Chaplaincy: A Conversation with Union Student Nathan Sheppard, MDiv ‘24

Friday, November 11, 2022

Nathan Sheppard is a U.S. Army Veteran and a second year Master of Divinity student at Union Theological Seminary. Concentrating in Buddhism and Interreligious Engagement, Nathan’s studies at Union are pointing him toward a career in military chaplaincy. Nathan generously offered his time (during midterm season, nonetheless!) to talk with us about his military service,

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Spiritual Generalist Training for Healthcare Clinicians

Thursday, November 10, 2022

The spiritual care generalist course trains healthcare workers to better understand the significance of spirituality for many patients, be able to conduct basic spiritual assessments and provide referrals to chaplains — “spiritual specialists” — when warranted. The course is asynchronous and facilitated by a senior spiritual care provider. Next Cohort Launches on January 17  

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November 2022: In Memoriam

Thursday, November 10, 2022

In Memoriam, September 27, 2022 – November 7, 2022 Alums John S. Duley `49 David F. Swartz `50 George Marvin Ricker`51 Louis Edward Halsey `53 Jackson P. Braddy `57 Huston J. Banton `60 Daphne Padis Apostolidis `61 William J. Nottingham `62 Charles M. Sherrod `66 John F. Holden `67 Sandra B. Kreis `68 A. William

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Jerusha Tanner Rhodes, Ph.D Awarded Grant to Advance Racial Equity and Interfaith Cooperation

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Jerusha Tanner Rhodes, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Islam and Interreligious Engagement and Director of the Islam, Social Justice, & Interreligious Engagement (ISJIE) Program at Union Theological Seminary, has been awarded the Racial Equity and Interfaith Cooperation Curricular Award from Interfaith America (formally Interfaith Youth Core). Rhodes will use the $1,000 grant funds to develop a

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Rev. Pamela Cooper White Receives Status of Honorary Member with National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

At the October 2022 meeting of its Board of Trustees, the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP) awarded Union Theological Seminary faculty member Rev. Pamela Cooper-White, MDiv, PhD, LCPC, the status of Honorary Member.  As described in NPAP’s By-Laws, Honorary Members are members who have been recommended to and voted upon by the Board of

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Student Spotlight: Jane Wohl

Friday, November 4, 2022

  Jane Wohl is a 2nd year MDiv student at Union Theological Seminary, former faculty member at Sheridan College and Goddard College, and poet whose work was recently featured in The New York Times. “I started writing seriously in 1978 when I moved to Wyoming,” Wohl said. Since then, she has published four books and

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Update on masking at Union

Thursday, November 3, 2022

We’ve managed to keep our COVID-19 cases phenomenally low during this time and create a safe, welcoming environment for our community members. As always, our policies are considered bearing in mind the most vulnerable members of our community. The current mask policy – required to be worn at all times – has been shifted to

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In Memoriam: Rev. Dr. Calvin Otis Butts III

Monday, October 31, 2022

UTS remembers Rev. Dr. Calvin Otis Butts III, MDiv 1975, Unitas Distinguished Alumnus 2014, who passed away on Friday at his Harlem home. Passionately committed to public activism on behalf of oppressed communities – especially the Black community in Harlem, the people of New York City, people across the nation, and across the Diaspora –

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