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Our Union of Affirming Christians Responds to Federal Transphobia

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

“The Union of Affirming Christians embraces the full and complete humanity of transgender and non-binary persons. All people are made in the image of God and redeemed by reconciling love of God for the world through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. To deny the humanity of our trans/non-binary family is to deny

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Calvin M. Mew ’73: Ad Executive Says Thanks with Life Insurance Gift

Monday, October 15, 2018

Calvin M. Mew ’73 never worked in a religious field, but he says that his religious education and his service as a tutor in New Testament at Union Theological Seminary shaped his life and his career as a high-powered advertising executive who helped turn Chrysler around. And that is why the longtime member of the

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Rev. Carol F. Millspaugh ’69 and Rev. Dick D. Millspaugh ’70: Alum couple supports Union’s ongoing witness through monthly giving and planned gift

Monday, October 15, 2018

“Attending Union was one of the great joys and challenges of my life; my Union experience has blessed me, my family, and the churches I’ve served,” Carol Millspaugh, M.Div. ’69, writes. She applied to Union at the suggestion of Dr. Franklyn Josselyn, her religion professor at Occidental College and a Union alum, and thanks to

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Faculty Announcements

Thursday, October 11, 2018

We’re pleased to share a number of new faculty announcements: Union’s new Assistant Professor of Early Church History is Dr. Julia Kelto Lillis. Dr. Kelto Lillis holds a B.A. from St. Olaf College, M.Div. and Th.M. degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Religion from Duke University.  Her primary research interests concern ancient

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Rameen Zahed ’95

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

What do you do? During my final year at UTS, I was a field intern at Covenant Baptist Church (now, United Church of Christ) in Washington, DC.  I then worked for the UCC Office for Church in Society for a year.  When that was over, I temp’d at an energy company and gradually worked my

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Live Stream: Bryan Stevenson Lecture on Just Mercy

Monday, October 8, 2018

A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption is a New York Times Best Seller by Bryan Stevenson. EDS at Union selected Stevenson’s book as their community read for the Fall semester and the author

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Catholic Women Protest Synodal Sexism

Monday, October 8, 2018

Abby Rampone ’20 is currently in Rome to participate in feminist advocacy around the October 2018 synod. This afternoon, I joined a group of more than twenty people, mostly women, outside the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome. Formerly known as the Inquisition, the CDF is the site of the October 2018

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Recommended Gun Safety Resources from EDS at Union

Thursday, October 4, 2018

On October 3, 2018, Episcopal Divinity School at Union joined with Everytown for Gun Safety, Bishops United Against Gun Violence, and the Episcopal Peace Fellowship for an Interfaith Vigil Against Gun Violence in commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the largest mass shooting in the United States. A recording of the event is available here

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Field Ed Profile: Hassan Henderson-Lott at CARSS

Wednesday, October 3, 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. Hassan Henderson-Lott, now a 3rd year student at Union,

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Janet Okang ’18

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

What do you do? After completing my M.A. program at Union, I now help as a part-time professor of New Testament in non-denominational colleges in West Africa (Ghana), to train students who wish to go into pastoral ministry and missions. I have also had the opportunity to found a non-profit organization that evangelizes to children

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