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2019 Commencement

Monday, March 18, 2019

2019 commencement: May 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.   COMMENCEMENT EVENT SCHEDULE Monday, May 6th Community Chapel & Cookout Quad (Rain Site: James Chapel) | 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. monday, May 13th Black Caucuses Commissioning  James Chapel | 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 14th Unitarian Universalist Commissioning  Bonhoeffer Room | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May

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Queer Faith

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

After the United Methodist Church voted to entrench its rejection of LGBTQ people, the pain in our community was palpable. We knew we had to respond. We could talk about how homophobic theology is damaging. We could condemn bigotry masquerading as God-talk. But that’s not the story we see every day at Union. We see

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Faith Forms Anew

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Words by Charles Lippy, ’68    Music by Harvey Burgett, ‘68 From Harlem’s heights we saw a world where hope might conquer rage. Our struggle then for lives fulfilled wrought far too feeble change. The subway hummed; the streets were filled. This city–now our home! While others forced the throngs away, we spread our arms in

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Episcopal Bishops’ Resolution and Statement of Principles on Gun Violence

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Whereas 96 Americans on average are killed a day Whereas on a monthly average 50 women in America are killed by an intimate partner Whereas Black Americans who are less than 14% of the population account for more than half of all gun deaths Whereas gun-related deaths are the third leading cause of death for

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Dr. Jerusha Tanner Rhodes Appointed Associate Professor of Islam & Interreligious Engagement

Friday, March 1, 2019

Union Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that Jerusha Tanner Rhodes, Ph.D. has been promoted to Associate Professor of Islam and Interreligious Engagement without term (with tenure), by the Union Board of Trustees following the enthusiastic recommendation by the faculty’s Committee on Appointments. “Having worked closely with Professor Rhodes in the rigorous review for promotion

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Nourishing Interreligious Engagement: An Interview with Abraham Arthur ’18

Monday, February 25, 2019

This Union profile features Abraham Arthur, a 2018 graduate of the Master of Arts program, who spent much of his time at Union exploring the field of Interreligious Engagement. His experience in courses on Buddhism helped expand his religious horizons while deepening his understanding of his Christian background and indigenous traditions. After graduating in the Spring

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Field Ed Profile: Danielle Williams-Thiam at CONNECT Faith

Monday, February 25, 2019

Field education at Union provides an opportunity for students to bring together their education, skill, and religious commitment in a way that can help them discover their call. Students do their field work in a wide variety of locations, from churches to shelters to non-profit organizations. This week, we spoke with Danielle Williams-Thiam, a second-year

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Now Accepting Applications for The Collaborative for Faith Leadership

Friday, February 22, 2019

In the Fall of 2019 the VISION program at Union will launch The Collaborative for Faith Leadership… Click to apply The Collaborative for Faith Leadership will meet six times a semester beginning in the Fall of 2019.  Participants will engage and dialogue with civic leaders, academics and scholars, and experienced innovators from the non-profit and for-profit

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Latinx Theology in Xenophobic Times: An Interview with Professor Machado

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Amid a government shutdown and public fight over US immigration policy, we sat down with Rev. Dr. Daisy Machado, Professor of Church History at Union. In addition to the Borderlands class described in depth below, Dr. Machado’s recent courses include Eugenics, Race, Gender, and Nation: A Brief History and Religious Movements from the Margins: A

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What Borders Must We Cross in 2019?

Monday, January 7, 2019

By The Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas “The phenomenon of refugees is not an El Paso problem, it’s a U.S. problem,” said Ruben Garcia, the founder and director of Annunciation House. And he should know. At Annunciation House, they provide the “hospitality” of food, bed, a shower, and other necessities for at least 2000

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