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Dr. Gary Dorrien Wins the 2017 Grawemeyer Award in Religion

Monday, December 5, 2016

New York, NY (December 4, 2016) Union Theological Seminary is proud to announce that Gary Dorrien was named the recipient of the 2017 Grawemeyer Award in Religion for his book, The New Abolition: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Black Social Gospel. Dr. Dorrien is the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union and a

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In Prison And Outside, He Found His ‘Iota Of Light’: A Mentor Named Fred

Friday, December 2, 2016

Robert Sanchez first met Fred Davie in 1998, in a small, windowless room at Sing Sing Prison. Sanchez was there serving 15 years on a drug conviction; Davie was a Presbyterian minister, who was teaching there in a theology master’s program. Read the full story here, and listen to Robert Sanches and Rev. Fred Davie

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Union Announces Two New Chairs

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Message from Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary.  I am pleased to share two historic and joyous announcements as we approach the holidays. The Union Board has voted to name Rev. Dr. James H. Cone as the inaugural professor holding the Bill and Judith Moyers Chair, recently established through a generous $3

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Union on the Hill

Thursday, December 1, 2016

UNION ON THE HILL: EVANGELICALS AND OTHER FAITH LEADERS SUPPORT A PRO-LGBTQ POLICY AGENDA FOR WHITE HOUSE AND CONGRESS On Friday, December 9th at 9:30 a.m. Union Theological Seminary hosted a convening of faith leaders at the National Press Club to discuss an LGBTQ public policy agenda for the new Administration and incoming Congress. The gathering

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Union Launches ‘Encore Transition Program’ – A Four Month Social Justice Training Program for Baby Boomers & Non-Traditional Students

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

New York, NY (November 29, 2016) Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary, announced the launch of the Encore Transition Program, a four-month series beginning in January 2017, designed to provide faith-based and spiritual guidance for people 55 and older who are looking to make a career change by doing work in social

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Interfaith Appeal for Justice at Standing Rock

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

President Barack Obama 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20500 November 11, 2016 Dear Mr. President, As faith leaders from across the nation, we write to you with a sense of urgency regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and the opposition to it led by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. We believe that you are

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Union Faculty React to the Election of Donald Trump

Friday, November 11, 2016

Dear UTS Friends, We, the undersigned faculty of Union Theological Seminary, believe it is crucial to express our deep concerns about the results of the November 8, 2016 election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. In his campaign, President-elect Trump has blasphemed the most fundamental values of our community and our nation.

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When a Liberation Theologian Travels with a Socially Engaged Buddhist to a Buddhist Conference in India – Part II

Monday, October 17, 2016

Cláudio Carvalhaes Nagpur, India, October 14, 2016 During Fall Break, Cláudio Carvalhaes, Associate Professor of Worship, and Greg Snyder, Senior Director of Buddhist Studies traveled to Nagpur, India for The Social Engagement and Liberation conference, hosted by the International Network of Engaged Buddhists. Both Cláudio and Greg will be reflecting on their experience on the

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When A Million Buddhist Dalits Come to Town, Part 2

Monday, October 17, 2016

By Greg Snyder Nagpur, 10/14/2016 During Fall Break, Cláudio Carvalhaes, Associate Professor of Worship, and Greg Snyder, Senior Director of Buddhist Studies traveled to Nagpur, India for The Social Engagement and Liberation conference, hosted by the International Network of Engaged Buddhists. Both Cláudio and Greg will be reflecting on their experience on the Union website.

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