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Now Accepting Applications for The Collaborative for Faith Leadership

Thursday, December 19, 2019

In the Fall of 2019 the VISION program at Union launched *Application closed* The Collaborative for Faith Leadership meets eight times this semester (February 20 and 27, March 12 and 26, April 2, 16, and 23 and May 7) at Union Theological Seminary.  Participants engage and dialogue with civic leaders, academics and scholars, and experienced

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EDS at Union Newsletter | December 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Dear friends and colleagues, I hope you are enjoying a blessed Advent. In this season of waiting and expectation, I am more conscious than ever of the way that our broken and tumultuous world is longing for courageous moral leadership. Our program here at EDS at Union is committed to fostering this kind of lay

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Statement on Jersey City Kosher Market Attack

Friday, December 13, 2019

12/13/19 We denounce the targeting of Jews in the recent attack on the JC Kosher Supermarket in Jersey City, and mourn the lives of those who were killed. We stand in solidarity with our Jewish students, staff, faculty, neighbors, and the wider Jewish community and recognize the burden of anxiety that is intensified with each

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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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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 when Dr. Cone was invited as Keynote speaker for the Barbara Holmes Lectures. That was the first time I met and had a conversation

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