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Important Return to Campus Information for Students

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Dear students, Union faculty and staff are wholeheartedly looking forward to welcoming you to campus in September. In preparation, we have put into place a number of public health measures designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus and to promote the overall health of our community. It is very important that you read this

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Reframing our History: The 1619 Project

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Each semester, Episcopal Divinity School at Union selects a theme and a book as a guiding focus for a semester-long discussion on justice issues critical for faith communities. This Fall 2021, EDS at Union has selected The 1619 Project, an ongoing project from The New York Times Magazine that “aims to reframe the country’s history

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In Memoriam: The Rev. Dr. Donald W. Shriver Jr.

Friday, August 6, 2021

UPDATED – memorial service information has been added to the bottom of this post.  The Rev. Dr. Donald W. Shriver Jr., acclaimed ethicist and President Emeritus of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, died on July 28 at Mount Sinai Morningside. He was 93. President of Union from 1975 to 1991, he

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Episcopal Divinity School at Union launches new Journal of Latinx Anglican Theology

Friday, July 23, 2021

Lea en Español  |  Leia em Português Episcopal Divinity School at Union launches new Journal of Latinx Anglican Theology The Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary in New York City announced today that it will be launching the Revista de Teología Anglicana Latina, an online academic journal offering peer-reviewed academic articles on the encounter

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Welcoming Staff and Faculty Back to Campus

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

UPDATE: Union staff can read the Vaccination Policy Here.  Dear Faculty and Staff, We hope that you have all found some rest this summer, as we prepare to return to in-person education for the fall. I’m excited to share some important information below, about the policies and guidelines that will help keep us safe. And

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UN Environment Programme Grants Accreditation to Union Theological Seminary

Friday, July 9, 2021

Union’s Center for Earth Ethics receives observer status to the UN Environment Assembly The United Nations Environment Programme has accredited Union Theological Seminary through the Center for Earth Ethics. Accreditation grants Union observer status and other privileges at the United Nations Environment Assembly and its subsidiaries. The Center for Earth Ethics initiated the accreditation process

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EDS at Union Newsletter | June 2021

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Dear Friends,   As we emerge from a more than 15-month quarantine, we give thanks for God’s faithfulness, we pray for the repose of the souls of those who lives have been lost during this time and we pray for God’s healing peace for all those who grieve. The crisis of the two raging pandemics of

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Supreme Court Decision Upheld the Rights of Transgender Students

Monday, June 28, 2021

Today, the Supreme Court upheld the rights of transgender students to use the bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity. Rev. Serene Jones, president of Union Theological Seminary — a progressive religious institution with many LGBTQ students — issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s decision: “As the leader of an institution

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Supreme Court Ruling Paves Way for Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination in Philadelphia

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Today, in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, the Supreme Court ruled by a unanimous 9-0 margin that it was illegal for the city of Philadelphia to end a contract with a Catholic foster care organization that refuses to work with same-sex couples. Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, a progressive religious institution

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From the President – Spring 2021

Friday, June 4, 2021

Dear Friends, It’s been more than a year since our lives were upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through it all, here at Union, we’ve pressed on. Over the days, weeks and months, our faculty remained committed to providing our students with a world-class education. And our students, no matter where they were in the world,

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