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Union to Train Muslim and
Buddhist Leaders

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Beginning in Fall 2017, with the enthusiastic support of the faculty, Union will provide students three pathways to its Master of Divinity degree. In addition to the already existing Master of Divinity Oriented Toward Ministerial Leadership, Union will now offer a Master of Divinity in Islam, Social Justice, and Interreligious Engagement, and the Master of

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Livestream: Judith Davidson Moyers Women of Spirit Lecture with Winona LaDuke

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Judith Davidson Moyers Women of Spirit Lectures provide a public forum to discuss the most pressing global issues faced by present-day women leaders of faith. The 2017 lecture will be delivered on April 26th at 6:30 pm by Winona LaDuke, the rural development economist, author, and activist working on issues of sustainable development and food systems.

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Union Theological Seminary Declares Itself a Sanctuary Seminary

Monday, April 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Students, Faculty, Staff, Administration & Board of Trustees Stand Together to Adopt Sanctuary Protections New York City, NY—Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York continues to speak out against the Trump Administration’s xenophobic anti-immigrant policies, issuing a third official statement since the US Presidential Election of November 2016. While the

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Union Welcomes Winona LaDuke—Economist & Native American Rights Advocate—for Annual Moyers Lecture

Friday, March 31, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York City, NY—Winona LaDuke, rural development economist, author and activist working on issues of sustainable development and food systems, will give the Seventh Annual Judith Davidson Moyers Women of Spirit Lecture on April 26th at 6:30pm at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. The author of six books, including Recovering the

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New York Times: Retirees Find Renewed Purpose Through the ‘Encore Transition Program’

Thursday, March 30, 2017

In January 2017, Union launched the Encore Transition Program, a semester-long curriculum designed for retirees and non-traditional students eager to make a change for the better in their lives, and in the world. Recent Encore graduate, Onita Estes-Hicks, 80, spoke with the New York Times’ Helen Stapinski, about how the program has given her the opportunity to contemplate

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President Jones Interviewed on ‘Emerging Religious Left’

Monday, March 27, 2017

‘Religious Left’ Emerging As U.S. Political Force in Trump Era Backlash against many of U.S. President Trump’s policies have given rise to the so-called ‘Religious Left’ – a movement aiming to take back the country, and Christianity, from conservatives they say misconstrue the scriptures.   Reuters TV Segment Full Article by Scott Malone

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2017 Commencement Exercises

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Scheduled Events Monday, May 15th Buddhist Commissioning Lampman Chapel 3:30 pm Retirement Party for Professor John McGuckin James Memorial Chapel & Social Hall 5:30 pm Tuesday, May 16th Unitarian Universalists Commissioning Lampman Chapel 6 pm Wednesday, May 17th Black Student Commissioning James Memorial Chapel 7 pm Thursday, May 18th Asian and Pacific Islander Commissioning Lampman Chapel

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Mrs. Rosalind Havemeyer, Board Chair Emerita and Union Medalist, Dies

Friday, March 10, 2017

Rosalind Everdell Havemeyer, the first woman to chair Union Theological Seminary’s Board of Trustees, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. She was 99. “Rossie” as she was affectionately known by family, friends and fellow Board members, memorably detailed her long association with Union in her 1988 acceptance speech for the Union Medal.

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