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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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Kelly Brown Douglas named to Moyers Chair at Union

Monday, November 25, 2019

Union Theological Seminary President Serene Jones today announced the appointment of The Very Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, PhD. to the Bill and Judith Moyers Chair in Theology. The Union Board of Trustees voted to name Douglas, currently the Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union and Professor of Theology, to the chair that was

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Young, Liberal, and Faithful

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

By Annah Heckman ’22 Until my first day of college, I had only attended religious schools: Episcopal elementary and middle schools, and a Quaker high school. In each of those spaces, there was always an understanding of what faith could mean and how faith could operate in individual and communal life. Whether or not you

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Union Students and Faculty Participate in AAR/SBL

Thursday, November 7, 2019

With the American Academy of Religion 2019 conference and the Society of Biblical Literature 2019 annual meeting on the horizon, we wanted to highlight all of the incredible Union students and faculty who will be presenting. Many Union alumni/ae are also featured on this year’s program. For those who will be attending, we hope you’ll

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Living into Diversity

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Dr. Aliou C. Niang is an associate professor of the New Testament at Union Theological Seminary. What brought you to Union? I was teaching at Memphis Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN when Dr. Cone was invited as Keynote speaker for the Barbara Holmes Lectures. That was the first time I met and had a conversation

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Connecting to Africa

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

By Stanley Talbert ’16, M.Phil. ’19 It is impossible to escape the African Renaissance Monument in Dakar, Senegal. The 160-foot bronze statue commands the attention of every person within its proximity. The journey toward the monument requires visitors to climb countless stairs. The monument depicts an African woman with locks owing in the wind as

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Dean Douglas on the Road | October 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

Below is a recap of some of Dean Kelly Brown Douglas’ public events during October 2019. To keep up with Dean Douglas, follow @DeanKBD on Twitter and EDS at Union on Facebook. October 3 –  Christ in Crisis: A Conversation with Jim Wallis at Trinity Wall Street In this video, Dean Kelly Brown Douglas interviews Sojourners Editor-in-Chief Jim Wallis

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A Journalistic Ministry

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Bryan Mealer is the author of The Kings of Big Spring, Muck City and co-author of the New York Times bestseller The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. This fall, he began his studies as a first-year M.Div. student. What were you doing before coming to Union? I’ve been a reporter for 20 years, and a

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LIVE STREAM: Learn More About Union’s Ph.D. Program

Monday, October 28, 2019

Join us on Thursday, November 6, at 6:00 PM for a Ph.D. Program Panel led by Jan Rahmann, Director of the Ph.D. Program. Our panel will discuss why you should pursue your Ph.D. at Union, what it takes to be selected, and advice on how to prepare for the application process. No RSVP is needed

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