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Fall 2022 Return to Campus Health Update

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Dear Union students, Union faculty and staff are wholeheartedly looking forward to welcoming you to campus for move-in days next week or as you return to campus this fall. In preparation, we have put into place a number of public health measures designed to promote the overall health of our community. As you know, Union is

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Mourning the Loss of Former EDS Dean Rev. Dr. William Rankin

Thursday, August 4, 2022

EDS at Union joins GAIA Global Health and friends and family across The Episcopal Church in mourning the passing of the Very Rev. Dr. William Rankin. Dr. Rankin served as dean of Episcopal Divinity School from 1993-1998 and was the author of two books, “The Nuclear Arms Race: Countdown to Disaster” and “Confidentiality and Clergy: Churches, Ethics

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Fall 2022 Community Read

Thursday, July 28, 2022

“The Power Worshippers is required reading for anyone who wants to map the continuing erosion of our already fragile wall between church and state.” –The Washington Post Each semester, Episcopal Divinity School at Union selects a book that serves as a guiding focus for discussion on justice issues that are critical for faith communities. For

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Protecting Access to Reproductive Health Care Services

Friday, July 8, 2022

Union President Serene Jones shared, “Union welcomes the safeguards the Biden administration is putting in place to protect the reproductive wellbeing of all women, transgender and non-binary people. As some states work to criminalize abortion, it is essential that our federal government protect those rights, which is consistent with what the Christian faith, the Bible

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Upcoming Retirement of Dean Kelly Brown Douglas

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Union announced today that the Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas will retire from her roles as both the inaugural dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union (EDS at Union) and from The Bill and Judith Moyers Chair in Theology at the conclusion of the 2022-2023 academic year. Union President Serene Jones shared, “Dean Kelly

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A Democratic Process for Climate Action

Monday, June 27, 2022

In February 2021, Union Theological Seminary, working with the leadership of the Eco-Justice Caucus, formally recognized the global climate crisis by declaring a climate emergency. This declaration initiated a process for the formulation of a 10-year Climate Mobilization Action Plan or CMAP. On Earth Day 2021, a group of students, administration, board members, faculty and

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Anglicanism and Social Justice

Monday, June 27, 2022

Applications are open! DEADLINE SUNDAY, JULY 31 Apply Today The Anglicanism and Social Justice pilot at EDS at Union is a non-degree, virtual theological education program for lay and ordained Christian leaders. Over the course of four semesters, the program examines issues of racial justice, gender and sexuality, poverty, and environmental justice from a theological

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Overturning Roe Shows The Threat Posed by Religious Extremists

Friday, June 24, 2022

With the Supreme Court voting to overturn Roe v. Wade, one of the nation’s leading progressive theologians decried the growing risks posed by far-right religious extremism. “Today’s decision to strike down Roe vs Wade is absolutely gut-wrenching,” said Rev. Serene Jones, the president of Union Theological Seminary, a globally-recognized graduate school of religion devoted to

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