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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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Michelle Alexander – Acclaimed Author of ‘The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness’ – Joins Union Faculty

Monday, September 12, 2016

*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE * RENOWNED LEGAL SCHOLAR AND AUTHOR MICHELLE ALEXANDER JOINS UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY IN NEW YORK, SERVES AS VISITING PROFESSOR FROM 2016-2021 New York, NY (September 12, 2016) Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary, announced today that Michelle Alexander, the highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, author, advocate, and legal scholar,

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Union Launches New Doctor Of Ministry (D.Min.) Degree with a Focus on Supervisory Clinical Spiritual Care Education

Sunday, September 4, 2016

UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY TO OFFER NEW DOCTOR OF MINISTRY DEGREE FOCUSING ON SUPERVISORY CLINICAL SPIRITUAL CARE EDUCATION (New York, N.Y. September 4, 2016) – Union Theological Seminary, the oldest independent seminary in the United States, located in New York City, will offer its first Doctor of Ministry program starting in January 2017 to enhance the

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