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A Conversation with Tech Chaplain Shamika Klassen ’17

Monday, February 1, 2021

Editor’s Note: Shamika’s name while at Union was Shamika Goddard. Shamika, could you share a little about growing up and your journey to Union?  Well I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, and I’m the oldest of four kids. My mom was a single parent growing up and I went to Stanford for

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Union Alumni Respond to COVID-19

Monday, May 4, 2020

Some weeks ago, Union students living on campus opened their mailboxes to a surprise – a personal hand sewn mask accompanied by a letter from President Jones. The letter shared that the masks were made and donated by Union alumni in an effort to support students who had remained on campus. I was curious where

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Expanding Our Global Partnerships:
Union Faculty Travels to China

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Earlier this summer, six Union faculty members traveled to China to visit Nanjing Union Theological Seminary and learn about China’s growing Christian population. The trip offered an opportunity for Union to strengthen our ecumenical ties and to forge new, mutually beneficial relationships. The delegation’s warm reception is a product of China’s rapidly shifting religious demography,

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On His Centenary, Please Don’t Spiritualize Oscar Romero’s Legacy

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

By Liz Colmant Estes, M.Div. 2017 Oscar Romero did not want to die. He was terrified of bullets and bombs and spent his last nights sleeping in an altar chamber in a hospital chapel, praying for safety. Romero didn’t seek martyrdom. As a shepherd, however, he felt obliged to give his life for all Salvadorans, even

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