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Union Announces New Dean of Chapel

Monday, January 25, 2021

Union Theological Seminary President Serene Jones today announced the appointment of Dr. Sandra Montes as Dean of Chapel. Montes had been serving as Interim Dean since August 2019, and is credited with the successful and seamless move of chapel online due to COVID. A bilingual educator, musician, liturgist and writer who previously worked with The

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Union joins faith leaders in calling on Congress to certify election results

Monday, January 4, 2021

Union Theological Seminary joins faith and community leaders in calling on Congress to certify election results More than 2,000 people in all 50 states sign letter calling on Congress to reject attempts to overturn will of the voters on January 6 NEW YORK – People of faith across the country are calling on Congress to

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A Call for Moral Leadership

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

We released a joint public statement supported by the deans and seminary presidents of six divinity schools, including our own President Serene Jones. We are honored to stand in solidarity with our peer institutions and have included the statement in full: America is facing three immense and immediate crises. Each has a critical moral dimension

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Shared expectations on Union project yield positive community engagement

Thursday, February 13, 2020

For Union’s Hastings Hall renovation project, administrators set out to establish goals with Consigli Construction that were in line with the seminary’s social justice mission and sought to provide opportunities for minority workers and Minority-owned, Women-owned and Locally-based Business Enterprises (MWLBE). Seven months into the project, Consigli has made significant progress towards these goals. The

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Union’s Thich Nhat Hanh Program Receives $500,000 Grant

Friday, December 20, 2019

Union’s Thích Nhất Hạnh Program for Engaged Buddhism has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. The grant, awarded through the Luce Fund for Theological Education, “supports the development of new models of teaching and learning, research and publication, leadership development, and educational program design.” “This is wonderful support for the Engaged

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Trinity Union Fellows Program Renewed

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Trinity Church Wall Street (Trinity) and Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (Union) have again partnered to renew the Trinity Union Fellows Program for a third year. The program, launched in 2017, brings up to six international students from China and India to Trinity and Union for one year of academic training

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Union Students and Faculty Participate in AAR/SBL

Thursday, November 7, 2019

With the American Academy of Religion 2019 conference and the Society of Biblical Literature 2019 annual meeting on the horizon, we wanted to highlight all of the incredible Union students and faculty who will be presenting. Many Union alumni/ae are also featured on this year’s program. For those who will be attending, we hope you’ll

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Union Theological Seminary joins with Morningside Heights Community Coalition and P.A.’L.A.N.T.E to Protect and Support Vulnerable New Yorkers

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Announces Community Investment Initiative to Address Homelessness and Support Social Justice Funded Through Innovative Partnership with Lendlease and L+M (December 4, 2018 – NEW YORK) – Union Theological Seminary today announced its plan for a $5 million community investment initiative, alongside the Morningside Heights Community Coalition and P.A.’L.A.N.T.E., funded through an innovative partnership with Lendlease

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Trinity-Union Fellows Program Renewed for 2019-20

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Trinity Church Wall Street (Trinity) and Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (Union) have partnered to renew the Trinity Union Fellows Program for a 2nd year. The program, launched in 2017, brings up to six international students from China and India to Trinity and Union for one year of academic training and

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Tree of Life Murders Call for ‘Strength to Love’ Against Political Bigotry

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Our hearts are grief-ridden and our spirits horrified by Saturday’s tragic shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue. We hold all the members of the congregation, and the Jewish community, in our thoughts and prayers as they—and the whole nation—wrestle with the horrifying aftermath of anti-Semitism in its most virulent, violent form. This senseless, savage

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