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Rev. Bertram Johnson Joins Union as Interfaith Minister

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Rev. Bertram Johnson, MDiv, MSW joins Union as a new Interfaith Minister and will be training and mentoring a newly-forming student peer spiritual care team this semester (information on the peer team to be announced soon). He will begin in late January. Rev. Johnson is a faith leader who has spent more than two decades serving

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Union Welcomes New Dean of Students

Friday, January 10, 2020

Union Theological Seminary has named Charlene Visconti as the new Dean of Students. She will begin on January 14. Visconti joins Union from New York University Shanghai where she served as dean of students since 2014. In her prior role, Visconti was responsible for the overall student life experience and engaged an international community of

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Feast of St. Nicholas of Myra

Friday, December 20, 2019

Homily by Meredith Ward December 6, 2018 As we enter this season of Advent, these days of preparation and expectation, it is good to make time, as best we can in the midst of our busy-ness, to open our hearts to that true spirit of love and giving that is at the heart of the Christmas

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Union’s Thich Nhat Hanh Program Receives $500,000 Grant

Friday, December 20, 2019

Union’s Thích Nhất Hạnh Program for Engaged Buddhism has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The grant, awarded through the Luce Fund for Theological Education, “supports the development of new models of teaching and learning, research and publication, leadership development, and educational program design.” “This is wonderful support for the Engaged

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Now Accepting Applications for The Collaborative for Faith Leadership

Thursday, December 19, 2019

In the Fall of 2019 the VISION program at Union launched *Application closed* The Collaborative for Faith Leadership meets eight times this semester (February 20 and 27, March 12 and 26, April 2, 16, and 23 and May 7) at Union Theological Seminary.  Participants engage and dialogue with civic leaders, academics and scholars, and experienced

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EDS at Union Newsletter | December 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Dear friends and colleagues, I hope you are enjoying a blessed Advent. In this season of waiting and expectation, I am more conscious than ever of the way that our broken and tumultuous world is longing for courageous moral leadership. Our program here at EDS at Union is committed to fostering this kind of lay

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Statement on Jersey City Kosher Market Attack

Friday, December 13, 2019

12/13/19 We denounce the targeting of Jews in the recent attack on the JC Kosher Supermarket in Jersey City, and mourn the lives of those who were killed. We stand in solidarity with our Jewish students, staff, faculty, neighbors, and the wider Jewish community and recognize the burden of anxiety that is intensified with each

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Trinity Union Fellows Program Renewed

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Trinity Church Wall Street (Trinity) and Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (Union) have again partnered to renew the Trinity Union Fellows Program for a third year. The program, launched in 2017, brings up to six international students from China and India to Trinity and Union for one year of academic training

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Fear and Freedom

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

By Mohammad Mia   “We will test you with fear and hunger, loss of wealth, life, and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient. Those who when disaster strikes, say, ‘Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Them we will return.’” – Surah Al Baqarah, 2:155/156 I I was welcomed to the United

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Call Genocide By Its Name

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

An Open Letter to the United States Senate In Recognition of the Armenian Genocide It’s been 104 years that Armenian people have been struggling for the official recognition of the slaughtering of 1,500,000 of minority Christians under the Ottoman Young Turk Regime. I am emotionally exhausted. The survival stories of my grandfather’s generation still ring

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