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Live Stream – Exodus: Building a Movement to End Mass Incarceration and Mass Detention

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

On September 6 and 7, 2019, Color Of Change, Define American, and Union Theological Seminary will host a symposium on mass incarceration and mass detention at Union’s campus in New York City. To learn more, visit the event listing here. All Mainstage Presentations will be live-streamed below and archived on Union’s YouTube page. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

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New Visiting Professors and Courses in Black Theology

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The Administration and Academic Affairs offices of Union Theological Seminary are pleased to announce two new courses in the study of Black Theology that will be offered this academic year by distinguished visiting professors. This fall, Josef Sorett will teach African American Religious History, a course that explores the complicated, contested and central organizing force

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Have We No Decency? A Response to President Trump

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

On July 30, 2019, the leaders of the Washington National Cathedral, including Dean Kelly Brown Douglas, released a statement denouncing the continuous and escalating racist and dehumanizing rhetoric from the President of the United States. Below you can read the full statement and see a recap of the media response. Have We No Decency? A

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Living the Gospel

Thursday, June 27, 2019

We interviewed Rev. Bonnie Perry ‘88, the Bishop-elect of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan, and the first openly-gay woman to be elected to that post. You’re stepping into a new position, which gives you the opportunity to think about the future direction of the church and what you would like to bring. What do you

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EDS at Union June Newsletter

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Where Faith and Scholarship Meet to Reimagine the Work of Justice Dear friends, As Dean of EDS at Union, I have the privilege of sharing with people across the Church the work that God is calling us to today. Over the past several months, I have been speaking about the dangerous rise of white supremacy

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Image from the National Legacy Museum - shows a wall with the quote "For the hanged and beaten. For the shot, drowned, and burned. For the tortured, tormented, and terrorized. For the abandoned by the rule of law. We will remember. With hope because hopelessness is the enemy of justice. With courage because peace requires bravery. With persistence because justice is a constant struggle. With faith because we shall overcome."

Pilgrimage to Alabama and the Equal Justice Initiative

Monday, June 17, 2019

Episcopal Divinity School at Union and The Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest will make a pilgrimage to Montgomery, Alabama from Wednesday, June 19 through Saturday, June 22, to visit the Legacy Museum and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. Established by the Equal Justice Initiative, these sites are our nation’s first memorials dedicated to the legacy

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Union President Announces New Vice President of Development

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Union Theological Seminary President Serene Jones today announced the appointment of Rita L. Walters as Vice President of Development, effective July 1, 2019.  Walters brings 20 years of fundraising and advancement experience in non-profit, faith-based and higher education sectors. Most recently, she served as the Chief Development Officer for Catholic Charities of Maryland and Vice

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2019 Orientation Team

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Orientation Team works with the Dean of Student Affairs to acclimate students to the Union community. If you have any questions or concerns as you prepare for the upcoming school year, the Orientation Team is here to help! Meet the 2019 Orientation Team below. They can be reached at orientation@utsnyc.edu. Learn more about Orientation here, and

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A More Plural Union

Monday, May 20, 2019

By Simran Jeet Singh  Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A Zen Buddhist priest and a Muslima scholar of Islam walk into a seminary and propose new M.Div. programs not tied to Christian ministry.    To those unfamiliar with Union Theological Seminary, this might sound like the setup to a bad punchline for religion

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