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Friday, June 4, 2021

Carvalhaes is featured speaker at Presbyterian Church’s CPJ Days  The Rev. Dr. Cláudio Carvalhaes, Associate Professor of Worship, was the featured speaker at Compassion Peace & Justice Training Days in April. The virtual three-day conference, presented by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness, consisted of daily theological reflections from Carvalhaes on the theme of

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EDS Community Read leads to fruitful collaborative partnerships

Friday, June 4, 2021

This past academic year provided a unique opportunity for the Episcopal Divinity School at Union to reimagine how it delivers instruction, supports its students, celebrates worship and frames its role in the public square. At the same time, it was also an opportunity to get a glimpse of what might be possible if EDS at

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The Future of Theological Education at Union and Beyond

Thursday, June 3, 2021

A Changing Landscape   It is no secret that higher education in the U.S. increasingly faces an unprecedented set of challenges that threaten the sustainability of institutions both large and small. It also should come as no surprise to anyone paying attention that seminaries face these very same challenges and more. Without the built-in safety net

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Celebrate PRIDE at Union

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Celebrate PRIDE at Union this month as we come together as a community in worship and to honor stories from Queer faith leaders. Below is a recap of ways to get involved this month! Please join us for our weekly virtual PRIDE chapel services taking place every Wednesday throughout June. Each service will feature leaders

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Letter from Alumni Council

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Letter from the Alumni Council By Rev. John Allen, M.Div. ’13, Alumni Council Chair The past year has offered an unmistakable reminder that connection is essential. Those of us who lead churches have found ways to connect with congregants through livestreaming and Zoom. Teachers have learned to teach online. Chaplains have offered compassionate care through

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Spring 2021: In Memoriam

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

IN MEMORIAM as of April 12, 2021  Alumni/ae  Frances Robinson Chandler ʼ33   Louise Johnson Fellows ʼ38   Ruth Harlow Bernman ʼ39   Barbara Gerstenberg Prasse ʼ44   Hugh S. Barbour ʼ45   Verna C. Volz ʼ45   Edgar G. Prasse ʼ46   Sheldon  L. Rahn ʼ47   John Paul Frelick ʼ48   James L.

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Spring 2021 Class Notes

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

CLASS NOTES  To submit a class note or death notice, please contact Shana Kaplanov in the Alumni/ae Affairs Office at development@utsnyc.edu. Due to space constraints, class notes will be edited to 150 words or less.  1950s   Howard Hunter Cox, M.Div. ʼ52, and his wife, Shirley L. (Peet) Cox celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at a

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Union Medal awarded to Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Union Theological Seminary President Rev. Dr. Serene Jones and Chair of the Board of Trustees William Candelaria, presented the seminary’s highest honor, the Union Medal, to Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock, M.Div. ’94, Ph.D. ’06, during commencement exercises on May 21. The Union medal was instituted in 1981 as a means of honoring persons whose lives

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Union Theological Seminary welcomes Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellow

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (UTS) welcomes Ki-Eun Jang, Ph.D., as a Louisville Institute Postdoctoral Fellow. Jang will serve full-time as Visiting Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible and Near Eastern Studies. The Fellowship supports a two-year, visiting professorship at a North American theological school, college or university. As part of the

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Planning for the 2021 – 2022 Academic Year

Thursday, May 20, 2021

The following letter was shared with the Union Community by President Serene Jones on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Dear Union Students, As we prepare for the end of the current Academic Year at Union, we are actively planning for the 2021-2022 Academic Year.  We realize how difficult this year has been because of Union’s quick

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