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Healing the racial wounds in America

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

MSNBC — Melissa Harris-Perry — 12/7/14 Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis and Rev. Dr. Serene Jones talk about the importance of love, faith and connection in healing the fault lines of race in America. Click Here to Watch the Video!

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Will evangelical voters choose the GOP nominee?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

MSNBC — Melissa Harris-Perry — March 28, 2015 As Sen. Ted Cruz kicks off his presidential campaign, Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, Raul Reyes, Joe Watkins, and Beth Fouhy join Melissa Harris-Perry to examine the fight for evangelical voters among the 2016 Republican primary field. Click Here to Watch the Video!

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Is religious influence in Iran changing?

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Fox News – Jul. 21, 2015 – 6:12 – Union Theological Seminary president Serene Jones reacts to possible cultural or religious changes Click Here to Watch the Video!

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Papal Encyclical Heartens Proponents of Fossil-Fuel Divestment

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

By JOHN SCHWARTZ, JUNE 18, 2015, The New York Times The word “divestment” is nowhere to be found in the nearly 200 pages of the papal encyclical released Thursday, but by addressing the threat of climate change in such a forceful way, Pope Francis is likely to add momentum to the movement by big institutions to sell holdings tied to

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Luce & IIIT Support Interreligious Education at Union

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joey Longley, 419-953-5495, jlongley@uts.columbia.edu   LUCE AND IIIT SUPPORT INTERRELIGIOUS EDUCATION AT UNION SEMINARY NEW YORK, NY— Union Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that The Henry Luce Foundation and the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) have provided support for a combined $1 million in grants supporting Union’s programming on

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Three Scholars Join Union Theological Seminary and the Center for Earth Ethics

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joey Longley, jlongley@uts.columbia.edu, 419-953-5495 Three Scholars Join Union Theological Seminary and the Center for Earth Ethics Joining the ranks of one of the most distinguished faculties in theological education, Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee will join Union Theological Seminary as a Distinguished Scholar-Activist Fellow and Mindahi Crescencio Bastida Muñoz and Geraldine Ann

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Serene Jones Releases Statement on SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling

Friday, June 26, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joey Longley, jlongley@uts.columbia.edu, 419-953-5495 Serene Jones Releases Statement on SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling Today, Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary, released a statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same sex marriage in all 50 states. “Today, I rejoice as the Supreme Court has affirmed the inherent dignity of

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A statement from the Union Community

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A statement from the Union Community: Dear Friends, It is with a heavy heart that we express our profound sadness for the victims of the shooting at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church last night in Charleston, South Carolina. At this point, words fail to capture the anger, confusion, grief, pain, and trauma that we feel. We

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