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Union Theological Seminary to Launch “Faith in America”

Thursday, October 6, 2016

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE * UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY TO LAUNCH “FAITH IN AMERICA” YEARLONG SERIES OF PUBLIC DISCUSSIONS ON CRITICAL SOCIAL ISSUES MICHELLE ALEXANDER, BILL MOYERS, KARENNA GORE AND OTHER SOCIAL JUSTICE AND FAITH LEADERS TO TAKE PART IN SPEAKER SERIES New York, NY (October 6, 2016) Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary,

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Faith In America

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Faith in America is a new series of public conversations hosted by Union Theological Seminary.  Every month, Union’s stellar faculty is joined by renowned artists, activists, writers, politicians, journalists, academics and faith leaders for stimulating lectures and panel discussions focusing on faith and social justice in the national arena. Topics are wide-reaching and include identity politics

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Faith, Our Earth & Justice

Friday, September 30, 2016

The essay below was written by Victoria Furio, Convener, Climate Justice, in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and their confrontation with the Dakota Access Pipeline.  From the Hollow to the Hallow By Victoria Furio The struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline (known as DAPL) epitomizes the dangers and moral depravity of our current climate crisis

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The Chronicle of Higher Education: A Prominent Scholar-Activist Trades Law for the Seminary

Thursday, September 22, 2016

A Prominent Scholar-Activist Trades Law for the Seminary By Alexander C. Kafka When Michelle Alexander’s white Lutheran mother, Sandra, and black Methodist father, John, wanted to get married in Chicago in 1965, neither of their churches wanted to perform the service. A Methodist pastor did reluctantly preside over the ceremony. Still, Sandra felt betrayed. “She

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The Brian Lehrer Show: America Needs a New Theology

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Michelle Alexander, a visiting professor at the Union Theological Seminary, civil rights advocate and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (The New Press, 2012), and Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, discuss the need for a new common narrative about

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Michelle Alexander – Acclaimed Author of ‘The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness’ – Joins Union Faculty

Monday, September 12, 2016

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE * RENOWNED LEGAL SCHOLAR AND AUTHOR MICHELLE ALEXANDER JOINS UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY IN NEW YORK, SERVES AS VISITING PROFESSOR FROM 2016-2021 New York, NY (September 12, 2016) Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary, announced today that Michelle Alexander, the highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, author, advocate, and legal scholar,

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How to Heal the Spiritual Pain of America: We need a new common narrative about who we are as a country

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Over the past year, streams of commentaries have analyzed the ferocious and alarming combat marking this year’s presidential campaign. Few among them, however, include wide-ranging spiritual or theological accounts of what is transpiring. From where I sit, as a religious and spiritual leader, I see it as the manifestation of a profound spiritual crisis in

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Union Launches New Doctor Of Ministry (D.Min.) Degree with a Focus on Supervisory Clinical Spiritual Care Education

Sunday, September 4, 2016

UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY TO OFFER NEW DOCTOR OF MINISTRY DEGREE FOCUSING ON SUPERVISORY CLINICAL SPIRITUAL CARE EDUCATION (New York, N.Y. September 4, 2016) – Union Theological Seminary, the oldest independent seminary in the United States, located in New York City, will offer its first Doctor of Ministry program starting in January 2017 to enhance the

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Press Conference
with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

Friday, September 2, 2016

On Thursday, September 1st, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, Visiting Professor of Public Theology & Activism at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, convened national religious and faith leaders to speak out against the divisive policies and rhetoric – specifically as it relates to race – that are being used in

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Union Faculty Visit Colleagues in India

Friday, August 26, 2016

By Rev Dr. Serene Jones As we welcome one of our largest recent classes to Union, I am very excited to share some of the lessons we learned this summer when several members of the Union Theological Seminary community joined me for a two-week trip to India, as part of our five-year International Connections Initiative.

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