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EDS at Union Newsletter | October 2020

Friday, October 30, 2020

Having problems viewing this email? View online. Dear Friends,  I pray that you are safe and well during this challenging election season. This fall, we have focused on the importance of the vote and the ongoing struggle to assure the right to vote for all. Why such a focus for a seminary? In many respects,

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The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

Thursday, July 23, 2020

With this weekend’s passing of Congressman John Lewis, we lost a true American hero whose life’s work centered on the struggle for racial equality and equal access to the vote. We are proud that his legacy and the Voting Rights Act will be a central focus of EDS at Union’s academic and public programming this

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EDS at Union Newsletter | June 2020

Friday, June 26, 2020

Where Faith and Scholarship Meet to Reimagine the Work of Justice Having problems viewing this email? View online. Dear Friends, These past few months have revealed that our nation and the world need faithful, moral leadership now more than ever. During this extraordinary season, the global community continues to experience the death and suffering of

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Understanding the Border Through Experiential Education

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

This story was originally published in the Union Collective Spring 2020 Issue A group of EDS at Union students, staff, and one board member arrived at Casa Vides, a house of hospitality for migrants and refugees operated by Annunciation House, in El Paso, Texas, on January 10. For six days, they participated in a “Border

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America’s Lost Soul

Saturday, May 30, 2020

By Kelly Brown Douglas George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Aubrey. In response to President John Kennedy’s assassination Martin Luther King, Jr. said “While the question of who killed President Kennedy?” is important, the question of “What killed him?” is more important.” Inasmuch as what is killing black people in this country—be it the racialized realities

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EDS at Union Newsletter | March 2020

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Where Faith and Scholarship Meet to Reimagine the Work of Justice Having problems viewing this email? View online. Dear All: As I write this message to you during these difficult and anxious times, as we all navigate COVID-19, I pray that you are well. While Union Theological Seminary has joined schools across the country in

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EDS at Union Border Awareness Experience Reflections

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

*An edited version of this article will be published in the Spring 2020 Union Collective Magazine Understanding the US/Mexico Border through experiential education, THANKS TO THE ANNUNCIATION HOUSE! A group of EDS at Union students, staff and board members arrived at Annunciation House in El Paso, Texas on January 10th.  For the six days, they

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Feast of St. Nicholas of Myra

Friday, December 20, 2019

Homily by Meredith Ward December 6, 2018 As we enter this season of Advent, these days of preparation and expectation, it is good to make time, as best we can in the midst of our busy-ness, to open our hearts to that true spirit of love and giving that is at the heart of the Christmas

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EDS at Union Newsletter | December 2019

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Dear friends and colleagues, I hope you are enjoying a blessed Advent. In this season of waiting and expectation, I am more conscious than ever of the way that our broken and tumultuous world is longing for courageous moral leadership. Our program here at EDS at Union is committed to fostering this kind of lay

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Kelly Brown Douglas named to Moyers Chair at Union

Monday, November 25, 2019

Union Theological Seminary President Serene Jones today announced the appointment of The Very Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, PhD. to the Bill and Judith Moyers Chair in Theology. The Union Board of Trustees voted to name Douglas, currently the Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union and Professor of Theology, to the chair that was

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