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Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond Shares Her Leadership Journey

Monday, February 14, 2022

Union is very proud of alumna, Rev. Dr. LaKeesha Walrond who serves as President of New York Theological Seminary (NYTS). In the words of Union President Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, “LaKeesha is a phenomenal leader – her brilliance, organizational smarts, and her open spirit make her the perfect leader for NYTS at this moment in

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Reflecting on the Practice of Faith and Social Justice at Union

Monday, February 14, 2022

Union Assistant Professor of Homiletics, The Rev. Dr. Timothy Adkins-Jones, the son, grandson and great-grandson of preachers has had a lifelong love for church and God that ultimately brought him to Union. At Union, he is the coordinator of the Religion and the Black Experience program which builds upon the groundbreaking work of scholars like

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In Solidarity with Synagogue Beth Israel

Monday, January 24, 2022

Dearest friends, As we begin a new semester at Union next week, we do so with a profound sense of hope for what lies ahead and simultaneously grave concern over the hatreds that burden our world. Last weekend, Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker of Synagogue Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, lovingly welcomed into their shul a person

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In Memoriam: Thich Nhat Hanh

Sunday, January 23, 2022

The Union community is saddened to learn of the death of Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh ’63, founder of the Order of Interbeing and namesake of our program for Engaged Buddhism – a term he coined. Known for his peacebuilding work, his deep friendship with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his prolific authorship, and his

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Union Community Mourns Passing of Union Alum, Rev. Dr. Henry H. Mitchell

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Dear Union Community, It is with great sadness that I share that a giant in theological education and Christian ministry circles has passed, Union alum, Rev. Dr. Henry H. Mitchell. Over the years, I had many blessed chances to spend time with Rev. Mitchell and his family and enjoyed hearing his stories about the time

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EDS at Union Newsletter | December 2022

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Dear Friends, What a year we have had as we all continue to navigate the loss and hardship of the pandemic as well as the political and social divisions that have defined our nation. As difficult as these times are, Christmas still comes. It comes bringing to us the good news that no matter what

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Spring 2022 Return to Campus COVID Update

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, As you are no doubt aware, COVID-19 infection rates are quickly rising in New York, around the country, and throughout the world. Out of an abundance of caution and out of concern for the health of this community and all the communities with whom we interact, Union has decided to implement

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Union Theological Seminary Receives $1 million Grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help Strengthen Infrastructure

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Contact: Afsheen Shamsi 914-217-0983 ashamsi@uts.columbia.edu The effort is being funded through Lilly Endowment’s Pathways for Tomorrow Initiative. It is a three-phase initiative designed to help theological schools across the United States and Canada as they prioritize and respond to the most pressing challenges they face as they prepare pastoral leaders for Christian congregations both now

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Poverty, God, Politics

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

This Fall 2021 semester, Rev. Dr. David Beckmann, Visiting Professor of Religion and Society, is teaching the course Poverty, God, and Politics. Beckmann’s course includes a webcast series featuring guest presentations by national leaders at the nexus of faith, poverty, and politics. Click here to subscribe to get these videos sent directly to your inbox,

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Poverty and Profit in the American City

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Decent, affordable housing should be a basic right for everybody in this country. The reason is simple: without stable shelter, everything else falls apart.” —Matthew Desmond Each semester, Episcopal Divinity School at Union selects a book that serves as a guiding focus for discussion on justice issues that are critical for faith communities. For Spring

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