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When A Million Buddhist Dalits Come to Town, Part 2

Monday, October 17, 2016

By Greg Snyder Nagpur, 10/14/2016 During Fall Break, Cláudio Carvalhaes, Associate Professor of Worship, and Greg Snyder, Senior Director of Buddhist Studies traveled to Nagpur, India for The Social Engagement and Liberation conference, hosted by the International Network of Engaged Buddhists. Both Cláudio and Greg will be reflecting on their experience on the Union website.

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When a liberation theologian travels with a Socially Engaged Buddhist to a Buddhist Conference in India

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

by Cláudio Caravalhaes Nagpur, India, October 12, 2016. During Fall Break, Cláudio Carvalhaes, Associate Professor of Worship and Greg Snyder, Senior Director of Buddhist Studies traveled to Nagpur, India for The Social Engagement and Liberation conference, hosted by the International Network of Engaged Buddhists. Both Cláudio and Greg will be reflecting on their experience on the

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When a Million Buddhist Dalits Come to Town

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

By Greg Snyder Nagpur, India, October 11th, 2016 During Fall Break, Cláudio Carvalhaes, Associate Professor of Worship, and Greg Snyder, Senior Director of Buddhist Studies traveled to Nagpur, India for The Social Engagement and Liberation conference, hosted by the International Network of Engaged Buddhists. Both Cláudio and Greg will be reflecting on their experience on

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Union Theological Seminary to Launch “Faith in America”

Thursday, October 6, 2016

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE * UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY TO LAUNCH “FAITH IN AMERICA” YEARLONG SERIES OF PUBLIC DISCUSSIONS ON CRITICAL SOCIAL ISSUES MICHELLE ALEXANDER, BILL MOYERS, KARENNA GORE AND OTHER SOCIAL JUSTICE AND FAITH LEADERS TO TAKE PART IN SPEAKER SERIES New York, NY (October 6, 2016) Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary,

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Faith In America

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Faith in America is a new series of public conversations hosted by Union Theological Seminary.  Every month, Union’s stellar faculty is joined by renowned artists, activists, writers, politicians, journalists, academics and faith leaders for stimulating lectures and panel discussions focusing on faith and social justice in the national arena. Topics are wide-reaching and include identity politics

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Faith, Our Earth & Justice

Friday, September 30, 2016

The essay below was written by Victoria Furio, Convener, Climate Justice, in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and their confrontation with the Dakota Access Pipeline.  From the Hollow to the Hallow By Victoria Furio The struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline (known as DAPL) epitomizes the dangers and moral depravity of our current climate crisis

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The Chronicle of Higher Education: A Prominent Scholar-Activist Trades Law for the Seminary

Thursday, September 22, 2016

A Prominent Scholar-Activist Trades Law for the Seminary By Alexander C. Kafka When Michelle Alexander’s white Lutheran mother, Sandra, and black Methodist father, John, wanted to get married in Chicago in 1965, neither of their churches wanted to perform the service. A Methodist pastor did reluctantly preside over the ceremony. Still, Sandra felt betrayed. “She

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The Brian Lehrer Show: America Needs a New Theology

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Michelle Alexander, a visiting professor at the Union Theological Seminary, civil rights advocate and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (The New Press, 2012), and Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, discuss the need for a new common narrative about

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Michelle Alexander – Acclaimed Author of ‘The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness’ – Joins Union Faculty

Monday, September 12, 2016

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE * RENOWNED LEGAL SCHOLAR AND AUTHOR MICHELLE ALEXANDER JOINS UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY IN NEW YORK, SERVES AS VISITING PROFESSOR FROM 2016-2021 New York, NY (September 12, 2016) Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary, announced today that Michelle Alexander, the highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, author, advocate, and legal scholar,

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