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A New Way to Communicate Via the New York City Department of Corrections

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Imagine waiting for a phone call that you’re not even sure will come. Would you feel nervous? Sweaty? Resentful? Uneasy? Or would you feel ready to serve? Almost calm? Unprepared but willing to listen? Field education can take students in a lot of varying directions, but for Jon Mehlhaus, he had the opportunity to work

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Combining Field Education with Election Cycles and Inequality

Friday, February 12, 2021

In the fall of 2020, the United States of America faced a unique perfect storm of anxieties: the election cycle, rising case numbers of the pandemic and the ongoing stress of remote and virtual education. For Ana Lara Lopez, her work with the Kairos Center and the Poor People’s Campaign became more important than ever.

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EDS at Union Awarded $100,000 Grant by Trinity Church Wall Street

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Grant will expand capstone moral leadership course and create digital materials and resources to prepare students to address social justice issues Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary (EDS at Union) has officially announced that it was awarded a grant of $100,000 by Trinity Church Wall Street to expand its capstone moral leadership course and

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Union Theological Seminary Declares a Climate Emergency

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Organizing efforts to formally recognize the global climate crisis led by student Eco-Justice Caucus (February 10, 2021) Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York has formally declared a climate emergency by making a commitment to become an ecologically-resilient and green institution. Approved in December 2020 by the Union Board of Trustees, the seminary

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Preparing Chaplains to Meet the Need

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

  By Eileen R. Campbell-Reed, Visiting Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Care Long before 2020 arrived with its unprecedented changes, many Union graduates were already serving as health care, university, protest and prison chaplains. For over a decade Union has been partnering with Jewish Theological Seminary to provide excellent chaplaincy education through their Center

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Student Profile – Eva Bogino

Monday, February 8, 2021

What is your name and what were you doing before you came to EDS/Union? Hello! My name is Eva Bogino. In May, I earned my BA in American Studies and Religious Studies magna cum laude from The University of the South. While at Sewanee, I was an active member of the University Choir and a

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Hispanic Summer Program Embraces Community in Theological Learning

Thursday, February 4, 2021

  Since 1989, the Hispanic Summer Program (HSP) has provided a communal intensive learning environment for seminary students who identify as Hispanic or Latinx. Students receive three educational credits for their time in the program each year, with a variety of classes to choose from. This year’s program will be entirely online to continue following

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My Experience at the Hispanic Summer Program: Jorge Rodriguez

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Jorge J. Rodríguez V graduated with an MA from Union in 2016 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Union in Modern Religious History, exploring the intersections of religion and colonialism/coloniality in the 19th and 20th century Americas. Below he shares his experience attending and working on staff at the Hispanic Summer Program. If you are

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Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Each semester, Episcopal Divinity School at Union selects a theme and book to guide a semester-long discussion on justice issues critical for faith communities to address. This spring 2021, EDS at Union is joining with the Center for Earth Ethics and the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice to focus on the structural

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