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EDS at Union Newsletter | September 2019

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Where Faith and Scholarship Meet to Reimagine the Work of Justice   Having problems viewing this email? View online. Dear friends, This summer, I had the privilege of joining the Church of Heavenly Rest in leading students and parishioners on a Civil Rights pilgrimage through Alabama and participating in a Border Prayer Service with members

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The Faith Space

Monday, September 23, 2019

Union alumni enter a wide variety of vocations after leaving seminary, from ordained ministry to law to non-profit leadership. We sat down with two recent graduates, Kate Newell ’17 and Dylan Doyle-Burke ’15 to hear about their new company, The Faith Space. Tell us about The Faith Space. Kate: We’re a leadership development organization. We

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Worship At Union

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

There’s been much discussion online about a Union chapel this week, in which the Union community was asked to engage with the plants, soil, rocks, birds, trees in our lives: confessing harm, hope, love, gratitude. The chapel was held as part of Professor Claudio Carvalhaes’ class: “Extractivism: A Ritual/Liturgical Response,” in which he and students develop

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New Academic Dean Installed at Union Theological Seminary

Monday, September 9, 2019

Rev. Dr. Pamela Cooper-White has been installed as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. The installation was a part of Union’s 183rd Convocation, held September 4. Cooper-White is the Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychology & Religion and has been at Union since 2015.

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Live Stream – Exodus: Building a Movement to End Mass Incarceration and Mass Detention

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

On September 6 and 7, 2019, Color Of Change, Define American, and Union Theological Seminary will host a symposium on mass incarceration and mass detention at Union’s campus in New York City. To learn more, visit the event listing here. All Mainstage Presentations will be live-streamed below and archived on Union’s YouTube page. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

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New Visiting Professors and Courses in Black Theology

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The Administration and Academic Affairs offices of Union Theological Seminary are pleased to announce two new courses in the study of Black Theology that will be offered this academic year by distinguished visiting professors. This fall, Josef Sorett will teach African American Religious History, a course that explores the complicated, contested and central organizing force

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Have We No Decency? A Response to President Trump

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

On July 30, 2019, the leaders of the Washington National Cathedral, including Dean Kelly Brown Douglas, released a statement denouncing the continuous and escalating racist and dehumanizing rhetoric from the President of the United States. Below you can read the full statement and see a recap of the media response. Have We No Decency? A

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Living the Gospel

Thursday, June 27, 2019

We interviewed Rev. Bonnie Perry ‘88, the Bishop-elect of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan, and the first openly-gay woman to be elected to that post. You’re stepping into a new position, which gives you the opportunity to think about the future direction of the church and what you would like to bring. What do you

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EDS at Union June Newsletter

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Where Faith and Scholarship Meet to Reimagine the Work of Justice Dear friends, As Dean of EDS at Union, I have the privilege of sharing with people across the Church the work that God is calling us to today. Over the past several months, I have been speaking about the dangerous rise of white supremacy

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