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Union Faculty Visit Colleagues in India

Friday, August 26, 2016

By Rev Dr. Serene Jones As we welcome one of our largest recent classes to Union, I am very excited to share some of the lessons we learned this summer when several members of the Union Theological Seminary community joined me for a two-week trip to India, as part of our five-year International Connections Initiative.

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Union Hosts Panel Discussion at the DNC

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY HOSTS FAITH LEADERS AND HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS AT THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION TO DISCUSS HOW FAITH SPARKS SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND LASTING CHANGE (New York, NY July 22, 2016) — Rev. Dr. Derrick Harkins, Senior Vice President for Innovation in Public Programs at Union Theological Seminary, whose programs include LGBT

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Statement on Recent Police Shootings

Friday, July 8, 2016

Statement on Recent Police Shootings of Black Men and Corrosive Level of Distrust in Communities of Color Thursday, July 7th, 2016 “If President Barack Obama does nothing else in his retirement, he can lead a national conversation on police/community engagement and help the country address this national stain and tragedy of police officers shooting and killing black men.

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Statement on the Orlando Shooting

Monday, June 13, 2016

“I am mourning with the families and friends of those lost in Orlando. The stark contrast between people dancing, singing, and enjoying their friends and loved ones and the atrocious violence committed speaks to the choice that we face as a society now. Do we choose openness and love or do we choose fear and

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Dr. Beth Bidlack Joins Union Theological Seminary as Associate Academic Dean

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Dr. Beth Bidlack Joins Union Theological Seminary as Associate Academic Dean  Union Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Beth Bidlack as its new Associate Academic Dean. In this role, Beth will work closely with Mary C. Boys, the Dean of Academic Affairs, in the leadership and administration of the Academic Office. Beth’s work will

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2018 Millennial Leaders Summer Conference: Agreements and Confirmation

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The quality of the conference experience depends on your full participation. In order to build community and best ensure a productive conference experience, attendees are expected to participate fully in all conference activities. Because of the competitive application process, all accepted applicants must commit to the full conference participation upon confirmation of admission.  These commitments

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2016 Commencement

Monday, May 9, 2016

Union Celebrates Commencement Class of 2016 Friday, May 13, 2016, 4:00 p.m. Watch live Seminary Quadrangle (Rain: James Chapel) Commencement Event Schedule Tuesday, May 10th Unitarian Universalists (UU) Commissioning Lampman Chapel 5-7 pm This Year-End Blessing ceremony is now a tradition for Unitarian Universalists studying at Union. Come celebrate the great vibrancy of this liberal

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Union Mourns the Rev. Charles A. Amstein, M.Div. ′62

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Union’s Church Relations Advisor 2000 – 2012 After retiring as Associate Pastor of the Madison Ave Presbyterian Church in New York City, Charles Amstein accepted a part-time position in the fall of 2000 as Church Relations Advisor for Union’s Development Office. In this capacity he was involved in expanding the Seminary’s important relationship with the

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Rev. Sandie Richards, M.Div. ’95

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

What do you do? I’m the full-time pastor of the First United Methodist Church of San Fernando, CA, and I also serve as the volunteer coordinator of Peace with Justice for the California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church, which means I have at least one and a half jobs. Right now, my organizing efforts

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