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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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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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