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Union Theological Seminary Declares Itself a Sanctuary Seminary

Monday, April 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Students, Faculty, Staff, Administration & Board of Trustees Stand Together to Adopt Sanctuary Protections New York City, NY—Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York continues to speak out against the Trump Administration’s xenophobic anti-immigrant policies, issuing a third official statement since the US Presidential Election of November 2016. While the

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Union Welcomes Winona LaDuke—Economist & Native American Rights Advocate—for Annual Moyers Lecture

Friday, March 31, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York City, NY—Winona LaDuke, rural development economist, author and activist working on issues of sustainable development and food systems, will give the Seventh Annual Judith Davidson Moyers Women of Spirit Lecture on April 26th at 6:30pm at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. The author of six books, including Recovering the

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Episcopal Divinity School to Pursue Affiliation with Union

Friday, February 24, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Cambridge, MA – The Board of Trustees of the Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) today voted to pursue an affiliation with Union Theological Seminary that would create an EDS entity to provide Episcopal theological education and other programs at Union’s campus in New York. The Board of Trustees of Union Theological Seminary has voted enthusiastically

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Union Condemns the Trump Administration’s Immigration Ban

Monday, January 30, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York City, NY – Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York issued the following public statement condemning President Trump’s Executive Order banning immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries and suspending temporarily the admission of refugees into the United States. It was with anger, fear, and a sense of fierce resolve that

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Dr. Gary Dorrien Wins the 2017 Grawemeyer Award in Religion

Monday, December 5, 2016

New York, NY (December 4, 2016) Union Theological Seminary is proud to announce that Gary Dorrien was named the recipient of the 2017 Grawemeyer Award in Religion for his book, The New Abolition: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Black Social Gospel. Dr. Dorrien is the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union and a

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Union Launches ‘Encore Transition Program’ – A Four Month Social Justice Training Program for Baby Boomers & Non-Traditional Students

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

New York, NY (November 29, 2016) Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary, announced the launch of the Encore Transition Program, a four-month series beginning in January 2017, designed to provide faith-based and spiritual guidance for people 55 and older who are looking to make a career change by doing work in social

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Union Faculty React to the Election of Donald Trump

Friday, November 11, 2016

Dear UTS Friends, We, the undersigned faculty of Union Theological Seminary, believe it is crucial to express our deep concerns about the results of the November 8, 2016 election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. In his campaign, President-elect Trump has blasphemed the most fundamental values of our community and our nation.

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Union Theological Seminary to Launch “Faith in America”

Thursday, October 6, 2016

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE * UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY TO LAUNCH “FAITH IN AMERICA” YEARLONG SERIES OF PUBLIC DISCUSSIONS ON CRITICAL SOCIAL ISSUES MICHELLE ALEXANDER, BILL MOYERS, KARENNA GORE AND OTHER SOCIAL JUSTICE AND FAITH LEADERS TO TAKE PART IN SPEAKER SERIES New York, NY (October 6, 2016) Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary,

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