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Trinity Union Fellows Program Renewed

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Trinity Church Wall Street (Trinity) and Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (Union) have again partnered to renew the Trinity Union Fellows Program for a third year. The program, launched in 2017, brings up to six international students from China and India to Trinity and Union for one year of academic training

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Fear and Freedom

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

By Mohammad Mia   “We will test you with fear and hunger, loss of wealth, life, and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient. Those who when disaster strikes, say, ‘Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Them we will return.’” – Surah Al Baqarah, 2:155/156 I I was welcomed to the United

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Call Genocide By Its Name

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

An Open Letter to the United States Senate In Recognition of the Armenian Genocide It’s been 104 years that Armenian people have been struggling for the official recognition of the slaughtering of 1,500,000 of minority Christians under the Ottoman Young Turk Regime. I am emotionally exhausted. The survival stories of my grandfather’s generation still ring

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Kelly Brown Douglas named to Moyers Chair at Union

Monday, November 25, 2019

Union Theological Seminary President Serene Jones today announced the appointment of The Very Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, PhD. to the Bill and Judith Moyers Chair in Theology. The Union Board of Trustees voted to name Douglas, currently the Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union and Professor of Theology, to the chair that was

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Young, Liberal, and Faithful

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

By Annah Heckman ’22 Until my first day of college, I had only attended religious schools: Episcopal elementary and middle schools, and a Quaker high school. In each of those spaces, there was always an understanding of what faith could mean and how faith could operate in individual and communal life. Whether or not you

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*DEADLINE EXTENDED* RISE Together Application Open Now!

Friday, November 15, 2019

Updated: The deadline to apply for the RISE Together Mentorship Program has been extended to Sunday, December 15. If you have any questions, please email rise4wocim@uts.columbia.edu. The RISE Together Mentorship Network founded as an initiative of Union Theological Seminary in collaboration with the WOCIM Project, is a female mentorship network that connects women of color seminary

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Union Students and Faculty Participate in AAR/SBL

Thursday, November 7, 2019

With the American Academy of Religion 2019 conference and the Society of Biblical Literature 2019 annual meeting on the horizon, we wanted to highlight all of the incredible Union students and faculty who will be presenting. Many Union alumni/ae are also featured on this year’s program. For those who will be attending, we hope you’ll

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Living into Diversity

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Dr. Aliou C. Niang is an associate professor of the New Testament at Union Theological Seminary. What brought you to Union? I was teaching at Memphis Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN and we invited Dr. James Cone to come and speak. I had read his work of course, but did not have a chance to

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Connecting to Africa

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

By Stanley Talbert ’16, M.Phil. ’19 It is impossible to escape the African Renaissance Monument in Dakar, Senegal. The 160-foot bronze statue commands the attention of every person within its proximity. The journey toward the monument requires visitors to climb countless stairs. The monument depicts an African woman with locks owing in the wind as

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Dean Douglas on the Road | October 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Below is a recap of some of Dean Kelly Brown Douglas’ public events during October 2019. To keep up with Dean Douglas, follow @DeanKBD on Twitter and EDS at Union on Facebook. October 3 –  Christ in Crisis: A Conversation with Jim Wallis at Trinity Wall Street In this video, Dean Kelly Brown Douglas interviews Sojourners Editor-in-Chief Jim Wallis

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