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In Church and in Theater, It’s O.K. to Just “Let Things Be Messy”

Thursday, June 18, 2020

This interview with Shannon TL Kearns, M.Div. ’09 was originally published in the Union Collective Spring 2020 Issue Why did you start the Uprising Theatre Company? I grew up doing what I affectionately call a lot of church-basement drama—a lot of really terrible theater that was focused on justice issues or on trying to win

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Understanding the Border Through Experiential Education

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

This story was originally published in the Union Collective Spring 2020 Issue A group of EDS at Union students, staff, and one board member arrived at Casa Vides, a house of hospitality for migrants and refugees operated by Annunciation House, in El Paso, Texas, on January 10. For six days, they participated in a “Border

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Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Ethics and Religion

Monday, June 15, 2020

Interested in exploring the social, ethical and religious implications of some of the rapidly proliferating technological developments in the field of Artificial Intelligence? Union Theological Seminary is offering an online graduate course this fall that will equip faith leaders and others to apply the ethical insights of religious traditions to crucial and urgent social questions,

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Challenged to Transform

Friday, June 5, 2020

We are all being called and have been called to this moment. Many of us are wrestling with the urgency, the desire, and the need to respond. Union held a special chapel service today, titled “A Call and Response to Anti-Black Violence: Challenged to Transform,” led by EDS at Union Dean Kelly Brown Douglas.   

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Reflections on Anti-Black Violence

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Reflections from The Very Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, Ph.D., Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union and Bill and Judith Moyers Chair in Theology, and Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary and Johnston Family Professor for Religion & Democracy America’s Lost Soul By The Very Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, Ph.D. George

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America’s Lost Soul

Saturday, May 30, 2020

By Kelly Brown Douglas George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Aubrey. In response to President John Kennedy’s assassination Martin Luther King, Jr. said “While the question of who killed President Kennedy?” is important, the question of “What killed him?” is more important.” Inasmuch as what is killing black people in this country—be it the racialized realities

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Academic and Community Life Plans for 2020-2021

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Dear Union Community, We are pleased to have you as a member of the Union family for the 2020-2021 Academic Year! We are truly a place where “faith and scholarship meet to reimagine the work of justice,” and the year ahead promises to be one where we live into this critical mission with even greater

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Hearing the Cry of the Earth

Thursday, May 21, 2020

The roots of ecotheology and environmental justice at Union run deep, and its tendrils and branches reach far. And, in both Union’s and the movement’s long history, the cry of the Earth is inextricably linked with the cry of the poor. By Emily Enders Odom, M.Div. ’90 For Brigitte Kahl, professor of New Testament at

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