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How Can Inclusive Theology Not Affirm LGBTQI+ People’s Sexual Lives?

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

By Brett Degoldi | M.Div. Candidate ’20 It was my first time attending the Gay Christian Network (GCN) conference and I was excited about attending a conference where I would be “included”.  More than 1000 gay Christians came together at the Denver Convention Center in January, from all over the U.S. and from what seemed

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Union Launches “The Insight Project” to Explore Topics in Contemporary Theology

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Acclaimed novelist, Amitav Ghosh, investigates the impact of climate change on the literary imagination on March 28,  followed by Brian Greene discussing “The Weirdness of Physics” on April 10. March 13, 2018 NEW YORK — Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (Union) announces the launch of The Insight Project (Insight), a new

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NRA: Our Children Are Not Sacrificial Lambs

Monday, February 26, 2018

“A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children; she refuses to be comforted because they are no more.” – Jeremiah 31:15 One week after the devastating shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Executive Vice President of the NRA, Wayne LaPierre, addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference.

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Union of Affirming Christians Condemns the Trump Administration’s Dismantling of LGBT-friendly Policies

Thursday, February 22, 2018

New York City, NY – The Union of Affirming Christians issued the following public statement condemning the Trump administration’s dismantling of LGBT-friendly policies.  We, the Union of Affirming Christians, a coalition of Christians actively affirming the full inclusion of LGBTQ persons in the life of society and the church, implore the Trump administration to refrain from

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An Invitation to Apply to Union’s 2-year Pastoral Leadership Program!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

VISION: Cultivating Prospective Pastoral Imagination September 2018 – July 2020 Cohort Join a conversation among leaders reaching from the cathedral to the storefront, from the West Side to Wall Street, from the Bronx to Queens, Brooklyn and beyond as we create a vision for the future of pastoral leadership. Beginning in the Fall of 2018,

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IASC ANNUAL CONFERENCE – Religious Conflicts: External and Internal

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

IASC ANNUAL CONFERENCE JULY 8-10, 2018 AT UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, NEW YORK, NY (USA) Schedule | Featured Speakers | Lecture Topics | Registration Co-sponsored by the Theology/Spiritual Care, Psychology, and Medicine Faculties of the University of Bern, Switzerland and the Psychology & Religion Program at Union Theological Seminary, New York For more program details see https://ia-sc.org/ CEU’s: Lectures and workshops

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Field Education Profile: Cora Koehler at the Seamen’s Church Institute

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Field education at Union provides an opportunity for students to bring together their education, skill, and religious commitment in a way that can help them discover their call. Students do their field work in a wide variety of locations, from churches to shelters to non-profit organizations. Cora Koehler, a third-year M.Div. student, works in a

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Fighting The Deportation Dragnet

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

When Ravi Ragbir woke in Manhattan on January 11, readying himself for his regular immigration check-in, he had no idea that he would be spending that night incarcerated at the Krome Detention Center in Miami. Likewise, his wife Amy Gottlieb did not foresee she would soon be separated 1,200 miles from her husband—fearing he would

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T(akashi) James Kodera, ’72, ’74, ’76

Monday, January 22, 2018

What do you do?  After teaching for three years at Oberlin College, 1973-76, I moved to Wellesley College in 1976, where I am now Professor of Religion. My teaching field is Comparative and Historical Study of Religion, with a focus on Asia, especially Buddhism. “Asia,” a Greek term, has always referred to a large geographical

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Ministers to Our Tattered Democracy

Monday, December 11, 2017

Something is deeply wrong when the leaders of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Disciples of Christ, Union for Reform Judaism, the United Church of Christ, and the Unitarian Universalist Association are ordered to leave the US Capitol for praying on behalf of the poor. On Monday, Dec. 4, Rev. Denise Anderson, Rev. Teresa Hord Owens, Rabbi

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