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Kenneth Claus ’70

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

What do you do? I currently am the minister of All Souls Miami (which I helped found 2006); I am the modern REL program founder and still only instructor at Miami Dade College-Kendall campus, and I also teach English comp at Florida International University – the state U in Miami. How did Union prepare you

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Planning Bilingual Worship for English and Spanish-speaking Congregations

Monday, July 23, 2018

We are excited to announce that on September 19, the Rev. Dr. Altagracia Perez-Bullard is leading an evening workshop for EDS at Union students on “Planning Bilingual Worship for English and Spanish-speaking Congregations.” The Rev. Dr. Altagracia Pérez-Bullard is Canon for Congregational Vitality in the Episcopal Diocese of New York and has served in the

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A Tale of Two Americas

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

In the weeks since news broke that the Trump administration was tearing children from their parents, President Trump’s polling numbers have held steady. Even when asked about his handling of immigration policy, in particular, no shift has been detected. This reflects a disturbing truth about both our nation and present moment—there are two distinct Americas:

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EDS at Union Attends General Convention

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church will take place from July 5 – July 13 in Austin, Texas. Throughout the convention, Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of EDS at Union will convene with Episcopal leaders from around the country on Facebook Live to discuss critical issues facing the church. Watch those conversations below, by

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James Hal Cone: Humble Giant in the Movement for Black Liberation

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

By Nikia Smith Robert EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was completed prior to the death of Rev. Dr. James H. Cone on April 28, 2018. The belief that God is Black and on the side of the oppressed, for some, is a bold claim. For Rev. Dr. James Hal Cone, however, this is a supposition that

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Presiding Bishop to Speak at EDS at Union Convocation 2018

Friday, June 15, 2018

As we begin a bright and promising 2018, I want to share with you what I’m most looking forward to as Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union. I am eager to welcome a new class of students in fall 2018, who will become a part of EDS’ longstanding legacy of social justice leadership. I

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The Misguided Theology of the Trump Administration

Friday, June 15, 2018

From Dean Kelly Brown Douglas: The word of God shall not be betrayed! Attorney General Jeff Sessions defended the administration’s unconscionable policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S. border by exploiting the bible. Session’s statement calls to mind the many instances in U.S. history in which the bible has been misused to

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Frosted Hospitality

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

First-year M.Div. student Krystal Hanegan and her husband Michael’s family looks like many others, but beneath that façade lies an incredible secret: the couple are visionary bakers. Their company, Cake the World a Better Place, has designed hundreds of one-of-a-kind cakes that channel recipients’ lives into confections that are as tasty as they are touching.

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Union of Affirming Christians Responds to Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling

Monday, June 4, 2018

We, the Union of Affirming Christians, a coalition of Christians actively affirming the full inclusion of LGBT+ persons in the life of society and the church, continue to stand against religion being used to deny people their civil rights. Today, the Supreme Court reversed the decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission,

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