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Union Hosts Panel Discussion at the DNC

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY HOSTS FAITH LEADERS AND HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS AT THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION TO DISCUSS HOW FAITH SPARKS SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND LASTING CHANGE (New York, NY July 22, 2016) — Rev. Dr. Derrick Harkins, Senior Vice President for Innovation in Public Programs at Union Theological Seminary, whose programs include LGBT

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Statement on Recent Police Shootings

Friday, July 8, 2016

Statement on Recent Police Shootings of Black Men and Corrosive Level of Distrust in Communities of Color Thursday, July 7th, 2016 “If President Barack Obama does nothing else in his retirement, he can lead a national conversation on police/community engagement and help the country address this national stain and tragedy of police officers shooting and killing black men.

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Statement on the Orlando Shooting

Monday, June 13, 2016

“I am mourning with the families and friends of those lost in Orlando. The stark contrast between people dancing, singing, and enjoying their friends and loved ones and the atrocious violence committed speaks to the choice that we face as a society now. Do we choose openness and love or do we choose fear and

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Katie Cannon and C.T. Vivian to Receive Union Medal

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

This year’s Commencement Union Medal recipients will be Katie Cannon ’83 and C.T. Vivian. Both Cannon and Vivian will give a short charge to our graduates at Commencement. You can find short bios of both Cannon and Vivian below. Click the links to read more of their bios. The first African-American woman ordained in the

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Prominent Climate Scientist Katharine Hayhoe to Speak at Moyers Lecture at Union Seminary

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joey Longley, jlongley@uts.columbia.edu, 419-953-5495 Prominent Climate Scientist Katharine Hayhoe to Speak at Moyers Lecture at Union Seminary NEW YORK, NY—Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist, a professor at Texas Tech University, evangelical Christian, and a TIME 100 Most Influential People honoree, will give the Sixth Annual Judith Davidson Moyers Women of Spirit

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Serene Jones on President Obama’s Nomination of Merrick Garland

Friday, March 18, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joey Longley, jlongley@uts.columbia.edu, 419-953-5495 Union Theological Seminary President Serene Jones released the following statement after President Obama nominated Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court “President Obama has done his job. Now the Senate needs to do theirs. Considering Judge Garland is the right thing to do. The Senate does

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Union Hires Two New Faculty in Homiletics and Worship

Monday, January 25, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joey Longley, jlongley@uts.columbia.edu, 419-953-5495 UNION HIRES TWO NEW FACULTY IN HOMILETICS AND WORSHIP NEW YORK, NY — Union Theological Seminary announced the appointment of two new members of its faculty for the 2016-2017 academic year: Dr. Cláudio Carvalhaes and Dr. Lisa L. Thompson. “We couldn’t be more excited about these two

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A Statement on Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A STATEMENT ON ANTI-MUSLIM RHETORIC December 9, 2015 To the Union Community, The recent presence of anti-Muslim rhetoric in the mainstream media narrative is morally unconscionable. In response, we would like to share the statement found below which was originally shared on our Facebook page: Fear-mongering based on anti-Muslim hate is at its most visible, with

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Luce & IIIT Support Interreligious Education at Union

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joey Longley, 419-953-5495, jlongley@uts.columbia.edu   LUCE AND IIIT SUPPORT INTERRELIGIOUS EDUCATION AT UNION SEMINARY NEW YORK, NY— Union Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that The Henry Luce Foundation and the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) have provided support for a combined $1 million in grants supporting Union’s programming on

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Three Scholars Join Union Theological Seminary and the Center for Earth Ethics

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joey Longley, jlongley@uts.columbia.edu, 419-953-5495 Three Scholars Join Union Theological Seminary and the Center for Earth Ethics Joining the ranks of one of the most distinguished faculties in theological education, Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee will join Union Theological Seminary as a Distinguished Scholar-Activist Fellow and Mindahi Crescencio Bastida Muñoz and Geraldine Ann

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