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Is religious influence in Iran changing?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Fox News – Jul. 21, 2015 – 6:12 – Union Theological Seminary president Serene Jones reacts to possible cultural or religious changes Click Here to Watch the Video!

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Papal Encyclical Heartens Proponents of Fossil-Fuel Divestment

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

By JOHN SCHWARTZ, JUNE 18, 2015, The New York Times The word “divestment” is nowhere to be found in the nearly 200 pages of the papal encyclical released Thursday, but by addressing the threat of climate change in such a forceful way, Pope Francis is likely to add momentum to the movement by big institutions to sell holdings tied to

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Luce & IIIT Support Interreligious Education at Union

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joey Longley, 419-953-5495, jlongley@uts.columbia.edu   LUCE AND IIIT SUPPORT INTERRELIGIOUS EDUCATION AT UNION SEMINARY NEW YORK, NY— Union Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that The Henry Luce Foundation and the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) have provided support for a combined $1 million in grants supporting Union’s programming on

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Three Scholars Join Union Theological Seminary and the Center for Earth Ethics

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joey Longley, jlongley@uts.columbia.edu, 419-953-5495 Three Scholars Join Union Theological Seminary and the Center for Earth Ethics Joining the ranks of one of the most distinguished faculties in theological education, Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee will join Union Theological Seminary as a Distinguished Scholar-Activist Fellow and Mindahi Crescencio Bastida Muñoz and Geraldine Ann

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Serene Jones Releases Statement on SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling

Friday, June 26, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joey Longley, jlongley@uts.columbia.edu, 419-953-5495 Serene Jones Releases Statement on SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling Today, Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary, released a statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same sex marriage in all 50 states. “Today, I rejoice as the Supreme Court has affirmed the inherent dignity of

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A statement from the Union Community

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A statement from the Union Community: Dear Friends, It is with a heavy heart that we express our profound sadness for the victims of the shooting at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church last night in Charleston, South Carolina. At this point, words fail to capture the anger, confusion, grief, pain, and trauma that we feel. We

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Cornel West & Jason Collins to Discuss Sexuality, Sports & Spirituality

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Joey Longley, 419-953-5495 CORNEL WEST AND JASON COLLINS TO DISCUSS SEXUALITY, SPORTS, AND SPIRITUALITY AT UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY NEW YORK, NY — The NBA’s first openly gay player, Jason Collins, will join an all-star panel including Cornel West, Caroline Dessert, and Valerie Purdie-Vaughns to discuss the intersection of sports, sexuality, and

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The Union Community Responds to Pope’s Climate Encyclical

Monday, June 22, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2015 Contact: Joey Longley, 419-953-5495 Leaders at Union Seminary Respond to Pope Francis’ Climate Encyclical President Serene Jones, Dean Mary Boys, and Karenna Gore Hope Document Spurs Reflection and Change NEW YORK, NY— Following the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical addressing the devastating environmental, theological, and moral consequences of climate change,

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