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Poverty, God, Politics

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

This Fall 2021 semester, Rev. Dr. David Beckmann, Visiting Professor of Religion and Society, is teaching the course Poverty, God, and Politics. Beckmann’s course includes a webcast series featuring guest presentations by national leaders at the nexus of faith, poverty, and politics. Click here to subscribe to get these videos sent directly to your inbox,

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Poverty and Profit in the American City

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Decent, affordable housing should be a basic right for everybody in this country. The reason is simple: without stable shelter, everything else falls apart.” —Matthew Desmond Each semester, Episcopal Divinity School at Union selects a book that serves as a guiding focus for discussion on justice issues that are critical for faith communities. For Spring

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Rabbi Sonja K. Pilz Joins Union as Interfaith Minister

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Union is excited to welcome Rabbi Sonja K. Pilz, PhD as the new Interfaith Minister. Rabbi Pilz joins Rev. Bertram Johnson and Union’s Peer Chaplains in providing spiritual care to our students. Learn more here. About Rabbi Sonja K. Pilz, PhD Rabbi Sonja K. Pilz, PhD, earned her doctorate from the department of Rabbinic Literature

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Union Students and Faculty Participate in AAR/SBL 2021

Thursday, November 18, 2021

With the American Academy of Religion 2021 conference and the Society of Biblical Literature 2021 annual meeting on the horizon, we want to highlight the incredible Union students, faculty, and alumni who will be presenting! Times shown are Central Standard Time (UTC-06:00) American Academy of Religion Conference (PROGRAM) Friday, November 19 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Disability

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New Book from Dean Kelly Brown Douglas ’82, ’88

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Resurrection Hope By Dean Kelly Brown Douglas How do we really know that God cares when Black people are still getting killed? How long do we have to wait for the justice of God? I get it, that Christ is Black, but that doesn’t seem to be helping us right now. These questions from her

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Union Announces New Vice President for Communications and Marketing – Afsheen Shamsi

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Union Theological Seminary President Rev. Dr. Serene Jones today announced the appointment of Afsheen Shamsi to the position of Vice President of Communications and Marketing. “Afsheen brings a wealth of experience and will be instrumental to Union’s efforts to communicate effectively with all of Union’s wonderful constituents and with the broader world,” said President Jones. Afsheen

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RISE Together Application Now Open!

Friday, November 5, 2021

*UPDATED* We have added a ninth cohort in Charlotte, North Carolina. Apply today.   The RISE Together Mentorship Network was founded in 2017, as a thriving in ministry initiative, funded by the Lilly Endowmnet Inc. RISE Together, a female mentorship network, anchored at Union Theological Seminary,  connects women of color seminary students and early to mid-career

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EDS at Union Newsletter | October 2021

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

  Having problems viewing this email? View online. Dear Friends, As we all begin to open up to the world that “awaits” us after 18 months of quarantine, EDS at Union re-opened its doors to an in-person community of learners. We welcomed to campus for the first time not only our entering class of 2021,

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Mama Leo Latinx Lecture Series

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Reverend Leoncia Rosado Rousseau Sunrise: 4/4/1912  |  Sunset: 10/6/2006 Union Theological Seminary, in partnership with Dr. Samuel Cruz, Associate Professor of Religion and Society, is establishing The Mama Leo Latinx Lecture Series to honor the Puerto Rican spiritual leader, the Reverend Leoncia Rosado Rousseau, known to many as Mama Leo. This lecture series will be

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