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Overturning Roe Shows The Threat Posed by Religious Extremists

Friday, June 24, 2022

With the Supreme Court voting to overturn Roe v. Wade, one of the nation’s leading progressive theologians decried the growing risks posed by far-right religious extremism. “Today’s decision to strike down Roe vs Wade is absolutely gut-wrenching,” said Rev. Serene Jones, the president of Union Theological Seminary, a globally-recognized graduate school of religion devoted to

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Expanding Access to Guns Disregards the Sanctity of Life

Thursday, June 23, 2022

While the nation reels from tragic mass shootings, the Supreme Court today struck down a New York law that required people to obtain a license and show “proper cause” to carry a firearm in public. The broad ruling opens the door to a wave of looser gun regulations.  Rev. Serene Jones, the president of Union

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Dr. Su Yon Pak Appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Union Theological Seminary President Rev. Dr. Serene Jones today announced the appointment of Dr. Su Yon Pak (‘99) to the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean. Dr. Pak will be Union’s first Asian American and first queer Academic Dean, one of her many groundbreaking firsts. “Su brings a wealth of experience and

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The Supreme Court’s Decision Is An Assault on Biblical Values  

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

News reports indicate that the Supreme Court’s conservative majority will soon strike down Roe v. Wade, clearing the way for draconian measures to ban abortion rights across the country. Rev. Serene Jones, a prominent progressive theologian and president of Union Theological Seminary — a globally-recognized graduate school of religion devoted to advancing social justice —

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Union Announces New CFO & COO – Nina Wong & William H. Peabody III

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Union Theological Seminary President Rev. Dr. Serene Jones today announced the appointment of Nina Wong to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and William H. Peabody III to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). “Nina and Bill bring a wealth of experience and will be critical to Union’s efforts to strengthen and build

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Gandhi & King

Friday, April 22, 2022

Welcome to a virtual experience of a Union Theological Seminary Course! This class, taught by renowned faculty John Thatamanil and Cornel West, has been made available to the wider public to share a taste of what Union has to offer. This course seeks to explore the life and teachings of Mohandas K. Gandhi and Martin

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EDS at Union Newsletter | April 2022

Friday, April 1, 2022

Dear Friends, I hope that each of you are enjoying a blessed Lenten Season. This Lent, as EDS at Union students have continued the daily practice of morning prayer and weekly Eucharist, they have also reflected on the challenges of ministry and faith in our world that is filled with too many crucifying realities. EDS

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In Memoriam: Phyllis Conley

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Phyllis Conley, former Director of Development and “Force of Nature,” Dies Phyllis Conley, who began work as a secretary at Union Theological Seminary in November 1961 and retired in June 2004, as Director of Development Services and Special Events, passed away on March 31, 2021, of a non-COVID- related infection. She was 86. During her

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In Memoriam: Peggy Leu Shriver

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Peggy Leu Shriver, Union Medalist and Assistant General Secretary of the National Council of Churches, Dies Peggy Leu Shriver, former Assistant General Secretary for Research, Evaluation and Planning at the National Councilof Churches, passed away in hospice care in Iowa on December 21, 2021. She was 90 years old. Peggy married former Union President Donald W.

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