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IASC ANNUAL CONFERENCE – Religious Conflicts: External and Internal

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Schedule | Featured Speakers | Lecture Topics |  Worksh0p Descriptions | Registration Co-sponsored by the Theology/Spiritual Care, Psychology, and Medicine Faculties of the University of Bern, Switzerland and the Psychology & Religion Program at Union Theological Seminary, New York For more program details see https://ia-sc.org/ CEU’s: Lectures and workshops are eligible as self-report CEU’s, Methodology #1, Association of Professional

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Field Ed Profile: Cora Koehler at the Seamen’s Church Institute

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Field education at Union provides an opportunity for students to bring together their education, skill, and religious commitment in a way that can help them discover their call. Students do their field work in a wide variety of locations, from churches to shelters to non-profit organizations. Cora Koehler, a third-year M.Div. student, works in a

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Fighting The Deportation Dragnet

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

When Ravi Ragbir woke in Manhattan on January 11, readying himself for his regular immigration check-in, he had no idea that he would be spending that night incarcerated at the Krome Detention Center in Miami. Likewise, his wife Amy Gottlieb did not foresee she would soon be separated 1,200 miles from her husband—fearing he would

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T(akashi) James Kodera, ’72, ’74, ’76

Monday, January 22, 2018

What do you do?  After teaching for three years at Oberlin College, 1973-76, I moved to Wellesley College in 1976, where I am now Professor of Religion. My teaching field is Comparative and Historical Study of Religion, with a focus on Asia, especially Buddhism. “Asia,” a Greek term, has always referred to a large geographical

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Ministers to Our Tattered Democracy

Monday, December 11, 2017

Something is deeply wrong when the leaders of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Disciples of Christ, Union for Reform Judaism, the United Church of Christ, and the Unitarian Universalist Association are ordered to leave the US Capitol for praying on behalf of the poor. On Monday, Dec. 4, Rev. Denise Anderson, Rev. Teresa Hord Owens, Rabbi

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Don’t Tax Students’ Thirst for Knowledge

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Dear friends and colleagues, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York joins the many voices of higher education students and leaders across the nation who are vigorously protesting the proposed Senate tax bill.  If passed, its impact on higher education would be disastrous for generations of students to come and, as result, devastating

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Angela Moscheo Benson M.A. ’06, ’10

Thursday, November 30, 2017

What do you do? After teaching for the past decade, I accepted a job earlier this year at Cumberland Heights, an internationally renowned drug and alcohol treatment facility. In addition to leading inter-religious services, I also teach group classes on Twelve Step spirituality and religion, guilt and shame, anger and resentment, and loss and grief.

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Why Union? Hear From the Union Faculty

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

On Saturday, December 2, the Office of Admissions hosted the December Infomation Session which included a community conversation about life in the Union classroom, our academic programs, and the application procedures.

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Sandy Smolnicky, M.A. ’85

Friday, November 17, 2017

What do you do? As a newly appointed Grants Officer for our county, I review and track all potential and incoming operating grants and grant agreements county-wide. With the Finance and Budget Offices, I maintain a database of grants sought by and awarded to county departments and offices. I offer seminars in grants management best

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Lay Leader Joins Episcopal Divinity School @ Union As Director of Anglican Studies

Thursday, November 2, 2017

NEW YORK– Miguel Escobar, an Episcopal Church leader experienced in developing educational programs for lay and clergy, has been appointed director of Anglican Studies at Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary (EDS at Union). “I am delighted that Miguel has accepted my invitation to be part of what we are building at EDS at

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