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A Tale of Two Americas

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

In the weeks since news broke that the Trump administration was tearing children from their parents, President Trump’s polling numbers have held steady. Even when asked about his handling of immigration policy, in particular, no shift has been detected. This reflects a disturbing truth about both our nation and present moment—there are two distinct Americas:

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James Hal Cone: Humble Giant in the Movement for Black Liberation

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

By Nikia Smith Robert EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was completed prior to the death of Rev. Dr. James H. Cone on April 28, 2018. The belief that God is Black and on the side of the oppressed, for some, is a bold claim. For Rev. Dr. James Hal Cone, however, this is a supposition that

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Frosted Hospitality

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

First-year M.Div. student Krystal Hanegan and her husband Michael’s family looks like many others, but beneath that façade lies an incredible secret: the couple are visionary bakers. Their company, Cake the World a Better Place, has designed hundreds of one-of-a-kind cakes that channel recipients’ lives into confections that are as tasty as they are touching.

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Union of Affirming Christians Responds to Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling

Monday, June 4, 2018

We, the Union of Affirming Christians, a coalition of Christians actively affirming the full inclusion of LGBT+ persons in the life of society and the church, continue to stand against religion being used to deny people their civil rights. Today, the Supreme Court reversed the decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission,

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Jorge Juan Rodriguez V Wins Forum for Theological Exploration Doctoral Fellowship

Thursday, May 10, 2018

This spring, Union Ph.D. student Jorge Juan Rodríguez V was awarded a Doctoral Fellowship from the Forum for Theological Exploration for the 2018-2019 academic year. “We’re proud to support them on their journey as they continue to redefine what it means to thrive in the academy,” says Patrick B. Reyes, FTE director of strategic partnerships

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Tributes to Rev. Dr. James H. Cone

Monday, May 7, 2018

During the days following the passing of Rev. Dr. James H. Cone, we invited guests to post memories, thoughts, or meaningful experiences they’ve shared with him. Below are the responses we received. The passing of Dr. James Hal Cone Dr. James Cone is considered to be the Father of Black Theology of Liberation. There is no

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Keith Braddy, ’02

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

What do you do? I am currently a United States Navy Chaplain holding the rank of Lieutenant aboard the USS WASP (LHD-1) as its Ship’s Chaplain. I have ministered to the pastoral needs of Sailors, Marines, and civilian government employees aboard the USS WASP, all while the ship was first to respond to the hurricane

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Irina Miagkova, ’02

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

What do you do? I am a social work administrator. I coordinate social services for Holocaust Survivors residing in NYC. How did Union Prepare you for this? Union played a great role in my life. Five years of studies were the best in my life. Since that time ancient texts, world religions, history and, community

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2018 Orientation Team

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Orientation Team works with the Dean of Student Affairs to acclimate students to the Union community. If you have any questions or concerns as you prepare for the upcoming school year, the Orientation Team is here to help! Meet the 2018 Orientation Team below. They can be reached at orientation@utsnyc.edu. Learn more about Orientation here, and review

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