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Upcoming Retirement of Dean Kelly Brown Douglas

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Union announced today that the Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas will retire from her roles as both the inaugural dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union (EDS at Union) and from The Bill and Judith Moyers Chair in Theology at the conclusion of the 2022-2023 academic year. Union President Serene Jones shared, “Dean Kelly

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A Democratic Process for Climate Action

Monday, June 27, 2022

In February 2021, Union Theological Seminary, working with the leadership of the Eco-Justice Caucus, formally recognized the global climate crisis by declaring a climate emergency. This declaration initiated a process for the formulation of a 10-year Climate Mobilization Action Plan or CMAP. On Earth Day 2021, a group of students, administration, board members, faculty and

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Anglicanism and Social Justice

Monday, June 27, 2022

The Anglicanism and Social Justice program at EDS at Union is a non-degree, virtual theological education program for lay and ordained Christian leaders. Over the course of two years, the program sequentially examines the following issues from a theological perspective: racial justice, environmental justice, gender and sexuality, and economic justice. Throughout, the program explores intersections

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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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