Alums in the World

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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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Studying African Traditional Religion at Union

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Katilau Mbindyo MDiv ’19 graduates this spring and will go on to study African Traditional Religion under the mentorship of Dr. Jacob Olupona at Harvard University’s African and African American Studies Program. Could you tell me about the journey that led you to choose this program? I came to Union in search of a way

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The Rev. Dr. Clive F. Jacks, Th.D. ’66

Monday, March 25, 2019

What do you do? I have lived and ministered up and down the East Coast and retired in 1996, moving back home to enjoy my retirement in the metro Atlanta area. I now live outside the Perimeter but happily close enough to visit Decatur, including Decatur Presbyterian, where I grew up and where I was

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Rameen Zahed ’95

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

What do you do? During my final year at UTS, I was a field intern at Covenant Baptist Church (now, United Church of Christ) in Washington, DC.  I then worked for the UCC Office for Church in Society for a year.  When that was over, I temp’d at an energy company and gradually worked my

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Janet Okang ’18

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

What do you do? After completing my M.A. program at Union, I now help as a part-time professor of New Testament in non-denominational colleges in West Africa (Ghana), to train students who wish to go into pastoral ministry and missions. I have also had the opportunity to found a non-profit organization that evangelizes to children

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Kenneth Claus ’70

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

What do you do? I currently am the minister of All Souls Miami (which I helped found 2006); I am the modern REL program founder and still only instructor at Miami Dade College-Kendall campus, and I also teach English comp at Florida International University – the state U in Miami. How did Union prepare you

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Keith Braddy, ’02

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

What do you do? I am currently a United States Navy Chaplain holding the rank of Lieutenant aboard the USS WASP (LHD-1) as its Ship’s Chaplain. I have ministered to the pastoral needs of Sailors, Marines, and civilian government employees aboard the USS WASP, all while the ship was first to respond to the hurricane

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Irina Miagkova, ’02

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

What do you do? I am a social work administrator. I coordinate social services for Holocaust Survivors residing in NYC. How did Union Prepare you for this? Union played a great role in my life. Five years of studies were the best in my life. Since that time ancient texts, world religions, history and, community

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Fighting The Deportation Dragnet

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

When Ravi Ragbir woke in Manhattan on January 11, readying himself for his regular immigration check-in, he had no idea that he would be spending that night incarcerated at the Krome Detention Center in Miami. Likewise, his wife Amy Gottlieb did not foresee she would soon be separated 1,200 miles from her husband—fearing he would

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