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Commencement 2023

Thursday, April 29, 2021

185th COMMENCEMENT Join us for the Union Theological Seminary Commencement on Friday, May 19th, as we celebrate the graduating class of 2023. Families, friends, Union alums, and the wider community are invited to honor their hard work and dedication as our graduates take the next steps toward positively impacting the world. The ceremony will be

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Statement regarding discovery of noose on campus

Thursday, April 15, 2021

On Wednesday afternoon, a Union Theological Seminary staff member found a noose hanging from pipes in an elevator room on the roof of McGiffert Hall, a residential building on campus that houses both students and faculty. President Serene Jones issued the following statement in response: “We are deeply disturbed and devastated by the discovery of a

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EDS at Union Newsletter | March 2021

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Having problems viewing this email? View online. Dear Friends, This season of Lent has been for me both a personal and professional journey of prayerful self-reflection. For, it is for me a time of taking stock on what it means to be created in the image of God. As I often say, that we are

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Community Letter on Anti-AAPI Violence

Friday, March 19, 2021

Dear Union Community, It is with profound grief and outrage that I write to you after this week’s murder of eight people, including six targeted women of Asian descent, in and near Atlanta. At Union, we stand in solidarity with all of our siblings across the nation, especially with our AAPI siblings, in condemning the escalating

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Anonymous Donation to Expand Racial Justice Programming

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Funds will allow for continued investment in and growth of instructional opportunities and public courses, along with the creation of a board committee for racial justice education The Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary (EDS at Union) received a $100,000 gift from an anonymous donor with the explicit request that the funds be used

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Help us Investigate Sanitation Inequality in the US

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

We know that access to sanitation – just like access to clean air and water – is so often divided along race and class lines. But while there’s never been more awareness that environmental racism pervades the US, there’s not enough research detailing how – making solutions hard to come by. For that reason, we’re

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Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Sign up for the Faith Leader Cohort The Center for Earth Ethics is kicking off Earth Day by co-hosting a Faith Leaders cohort at the upcoming Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training happening April 22 – May 2. We are teaming with The Climate Reality Project to create specific sessions that will help faith leaders from

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Dr. Cornel West Returns to Union Theological Seminary

Monday, March 8, 2021

Today, Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, announced that Dr. Cornel West — one of the nation’s most esteemed scholars and public prophetic voices – is rejoining the faculty of Union Theological Seminary. He will hold the prestigious Dietrich Bonhoeffer Chair. “We are thrilled to welcome

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