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Acclaimed Author & Legal Scholar Michelle Alexander to Lead ‘The Spirit of Justice’, a Series of Public Dialogues at Union

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September 20, 2017 NEW YORK– Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (Union) announces the launch of a series of free public dialogues that aims to explore what kind of democracy, economy, and global community that we, the people, aim to co-create in the months and years to come.  Michelle Alexander, Visiting Professor

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The DACA Decision: A Matter of Soul

Friday, September 8, 2017

“You shall not oppress a sojourner. You know the heart of a sojourner, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 23:9) “Come, inherit God’s realm prepared for you . . . for I (Jesus) was a stranger and you welcomed me.” (Matthew 25:34-35) There is more at stake in our national debate

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We Condemn President Trump’s DACA Betrayal

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

President Trump’s decision today to end the DACA program is cruel, unethical, and violates our most cherished values. As President of Union Theological Seminary and Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union, we condemn this vicious hatred. God is love, and love commands we prevent our government from ripping children from their homes. We are

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Thich Nhat Hanh ‘63—Zen Buddhist Monk, Teacher, Author and Peace Activist—Will Receive Union Medal on September 6th

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

For Immediate Release New York City, NY – Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (Union) will award Thich Nhat Hanh—internationally celebrated Zen Buddhist monk, dharma teacher, scholar, author, and peace activist—with the Union Medal. Known affectionately as ‘Thay’ (teacher), Thich Nhat Hanh coined the term Engaged Buddhism and is globally recognized as one

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Rubén Rosario Rodriguez, M.Div. ’95

Monday, August 21, 2017

What do you do? I teach theology and ethics, with a focus on liberation theologies and other political theologies, at the undergraduate, MA, and PhD levels at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. What’s the best thing about your job? Working with young men and women filled with optimism that education is the key

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Carl Schneider, M.Div. ’67

Monday, August 21, 2017

What do you do? I am a mediator, and train mediators as the Director of Mediation Matters. What’s the best thing about your job? I have the opportunity to work with people at a critical time in their lives. How did Union prepare you for this? It was Union where I learned I could make

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Union and EDS at Union Condemn the Evils of White Supremacy and the President’s Immoral Response

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

In a press conference held yesterday afternoon, President Trump spoke at length about the heinous acts of white supremacy that took place in Charlottesville, VA and assigned equal blame to “both sides” for Saturday’s violence. When our nation needed outright condemnation, the President offered a shockingly immoral response. He spoke of “very fine people on

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Rev. Mykal Slack, M.Div. ’07

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Editor’s note: Mykal Slack began his professional life as a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union’s LGBT and HIV/AIDS Rights projects and then served as a law clerk in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. After discerning a call to ministry and graduating from Union, he served in

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