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Union Theological Seminary and Episcopal Divinity School Announce New Directions for Leading Anglican Studies Program

Friday, March 31, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 31, 2023 Union Contact: Afsheen Shamsi 212-280-1552 ashamsi@uts.columbia.edu EDS Contact: Miguel Escobar 718-916-7060 mescobar@uts.columbia.edu Union Theological Seminary and Episcopal Divinity School Announce New Directions for Leading Anglican Studies Program New York – Union Theological Seminary (UTS) and Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) today announced the joint decision to discontinue their formal affiliation.

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The “God-given right” to guns is a cash-fueled sham

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Union President Rev. Dr. Serene Jones writes in Salon about the absurdity of using the Bible to justify the Republican Party’s devotion to guns. Read the op-ed below or online here. The Bible is a lynchpin of the pro-gun movement. In every corner of our country, purportedly Christian leaders lean into the narrative that bearing

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The Dharma of James Baldwin and Audre Lorde

Monday, February 27, 2023

6 min read James Baldwin and Audre Lorde: two revolutionary thinkers whose legacies remain an important touchstone for those interested in the work of liberation. In the Union course The Dharma of Baldwin and Lorde, Dr. Rima Vesely-Flad and her students explore these two as icons who illuminate Buddhist teachings and provide a context for

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The Legacy of Dr. Delores S. Williams

Thursday, February 23, 2023

5 min read On November 17, 2022, Union Professor Emerita Dr. Delores S. Williams ’91 passed away at the age of 85. Dr. Williams earned her PhD from Union and later became the first Black woman to hold a named chair here as the Paul Tillich Professor of Theology and Culture. Her groundbreaking book, Sisters

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January 2023: In Memoriam

Monday, January 30, 2023

In Memoriam, November 8, 2022 – January 30, 2023 Alums John R. Weiler `49 Maureen M. Carkeek `50 Mary E. Stoughton `51 Janet C. Spielmann `53 Mary D. Simmons `53 Frederick L. Swann `54 Edward L. Eastman `54 Nancy B. Wolcott `56 David T. Nakagawa `57 Elinor L. Yeo `58 William R. Shealy `58 Robert

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Stop Using the Bible to Dehumanize Transgender People

Monday, January 23, 2023

Union’s President, Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, writes in Newsweek about the immoral act of using Christianity and the Bible to dehumanize transgender individuals. Read the oped below or online here. A state senator in Oklahoma recently proposed a bill that would ban people under the age of 26 from receiving gender-affirming care—launching a massive, aggressive

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Spring 2023 Community Read

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Each semester, Episcopal Divinity School at Union selects a book that serves as a guiding focus for discussion on justice issues that are critical for faith communities. For Spring 2023, EDS at Union has selected The Purpose of Power: How We Come Together When We Fall Apart by Alicia Garza.  Alicia Garza is an organizer,

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EDS at Union Newsletter | December 2022

Monday, December 19, 2022

Where Faith and Scholarship Meet to Reimagine the Work of Justice Dear friends, A blessed Christmas season to all of you! As December draws to a close, I want to take this opportunity to share a few moments from this year. 2022 was a year of ongoing transition back from the COVID-19 pandemic. Even so,

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