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The Rev. Dr. Clive F. Jacks, Th.D. ’66

Monday, March 25, 2019

What do you do? I have lived and ministered up and down the East Coast and retired in 1996, moving back home to enjoy my retirement in the metro Atlanta area. I now live outside the Perimeter but happily close enough to visit Decatur, including Decatur Presbyterian, where I grew up and where I was

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Speaking Clearly About the Cost LGBTQ People Bear

Friday, March 22, 2019

By Miguel Escobar, Director of Anglican Studies Several months ago, I received an email asking me to serve on the Taskforce on Communion Across Difference. Truthfully, my initial reaction was to say “absolutely not.” Growing up as an effeminate Latino gay kid in a small, mostly white town in rural Texas, the wounds are still

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2019 Commencement

Monday, March 18, 2019

2019 commencement: May 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.   COMMENCEMENT EVENT SCHEDULE Monday, May 6th Community Chapel & Cookout Quad (Rain Site: James Chapel) | 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. monday, May 13th Black Caucuses Commissioning  James Chapel | 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 14th Unitarian Universalist Commissioning  Bonhoeffer Room | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May

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Studying at Union Was “a Dream Come True”

Friday, March 15, 2019

A conversation with Rev. Susan Sgarlat ’07 Susan Sgarlat, M. Div. ’07, has degrees from several prestigious institutions, but Union Theological Seminary is the only one she has put in her will. “I’ve attended a lot of different schools—a prep school, Barnard College, and Vanderbilt University Law School, but I have decided to designate Union

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Queer Faith

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

After the United Methodist Church voted to entrench its rejection of LGBTQ people, the pain in our community was palpable. We knew we had to respond. We could talk about how homophobic theology is damaging. We could condemn bigotry masquerading as God-talk. But that’s not the story we see every day at Union. We see

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Faith Forms Anew

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Words by Charles Lippy, ’68    Music by Harvey Burgett, ‘68 From Harlem’s heights we saw a world where hope might conquer rage. Our struggle then for lives fulfilled wrought far too feeble change. The subway hummed; the streets were filled. This city–now our home! While others forced the throngs away, we spread our arms in

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Episcopal Bishops’ Resolution and Statement of Principles on Gun Violence

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Whereas 96 Americans on average are killed a day Whereas on a monthly average 50 women in America are killed by an intimate partner Whereas Black Americans who are less than 14% of the population account for more than half of all gun deaths Whereas gun-related deaths are the third leading cause of death for

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Dr. Jerusha Tanner Rhodes Appointed Associate Professor of Islam & Interreligious Engagement

Friday, March 1, 2019

Union Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that Jerusha Tanner Rhodes, Ph.D. has been promoted to Associate Professor of Islam and Interreligious Engagement without term (with tenure), by the Union Board of Trustees following the enthusiastic recommendation by the faculty’s Committee on Appointments. “Having worked closely with Professor Rhodes in the rigorous review for promotion

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Nourishing Interreligious Engagement: An Interview with Abraham Arthur ’18

Monday, February 25, 2019

This Union profile features Abraham Arthur, a 2018 graduate of the Master of Arts program, who spent much of his time at Union exploring the field of Interreligious Engagement. His experience in courses on Buddhism helped expand his religious horizons while deepening his understanding of his Christian background and indigenous traditions. After graduating in the Spring

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Field Ed Profile: Danielle Williams-Thiam at CONNECT Faith

Monday, February 25, 2019

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. This week, we spoke with Danielle Williams-Thiam, a second-year

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