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Serene Jones Releases Statement on SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling

Friday, June 26, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joey Longley, jlongley@uts.columbia.edu, 419-953-5495 Serene Jones Releases Statement on SCOTUS Marriage Equality Ruling Today, Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary, released a statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same sex marriage in all 50 states. “Today, I rejoice as the Supreme Court has affirmed the inherent dignity of

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A statement from the Union Community

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

A statement from the Union Community: Dear Friends, It is with a heavy heart that we express our profound sadness for the victims of the shooting at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church last night in Charleston, South Carolina. At this point, words fail to capture the anger, confusion, grief, pain, and trauma that we feel. We

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Cornel West & Jason Collins to Discuss Sexuality, Sports & Spirituality

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Joey Longley, 419-953-5495 CORNEL WEST AND JASON COLLINS TO DISCUSS SEXUALITY, SPORTS, AND SPIRITUALITY AT UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY NEW YORK, NY — The NBA’s first openly gay player, Jason Collins, will join an all-star panel including Cornel West, Caroline Dessert, and Valerie Purdie-Vaughns to discuss the intersection of sports, sexuality, and

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The Union Community Responds to Pope’s Climate Encyclical

Monday, June 22, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 18, 2015 Contact: Joey Longley, 419-953-5495 Leaders at Union Seminary Respond to Pope Francis’ Climate Encyclical President Serene Jones, Dean Mary Boys, and Karenna Gore Hope Document Spurs Reflection and Change NEW YORK, NY— Following the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical addressing the devastating environmental, theological, and moral consequences of climate change,

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Meet Julio Medina, Union’s Newest Fellow

Monday, June 15, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joey Longley, jlongley@uts.columbia.edu, 419-953-5495 NEW YORK, NY— Julio Medina, founder and executive director of the Exodus Transitional Community, joined Union Theological Seminary as a Union Fellow for the Reentry and Reintegration of Returning Citizens. Exodus Transitional Community provides reentry and employment services to over 2,500 people annually. “As a theological institution,

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Acclaimed Author & Scholar Robert Wright Joins Union for 18-Month Templeton Grant

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

ACCLAIMED AUTHOR AND SCHOLAR ROBERT WRIGHT COMING TO UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY FOR 18-MONTH TEMPLETON GRANT Grant covers teaching and cultivating ideas about the relationship between science and spirituality. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joey Longley, 419-953-5495, jlongley@uts.columbia.edu NEW YORK, NY — Robert Wright, scholar, journalist, and award-winning author of several bestsellers on religion and science, will join

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#ClergyCommunityCops Recap

Friday, May 22, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joey Longley, 419-953-5495, jlongley@uts.columbia.edu Today, Union Theological Seminary joined with our friends at Auburn Seminary, the Interfaith Center of New York, the Micah Institute at New York Theological Seminary, the Riverside Church, and the Drum Major Institute for a #‎ClergyCommunityCops Multifaith Prayer Breakfast. Over 100 faith, law enforcement, and community leaders

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Cops, Community, Clergy Gather to Improve Community-Police Relations

Monday, May 18, 2015

Diverse Faith Leaders Meet Friday to Call for Cops, Community, Clergy Sabbath Weekend Gathering aimed at intentional police-community dialogue in houses of worship FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joey Longley, 419-953-5495, jlongley@uts.columbia.edu NEW YORK, NY—As protests continue to spread across the country in the wake of the deaths of unarmed black men and women by law

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Union Medal Awarded to Vice President Al Gore & LGBT Activist Mandy Carter

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

UNION MEDAL TO BE AWARDED TO VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE AND LGBT ACTIVIST MANDY CARTER AT UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY’S 177TH COMMENCEMENT Gore and Carter’s lifetime of faithful activism beautifully exemplifies the spirit of Union FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joey Longley | jlongley@uts.columbia.edu | 419.953.5495 NEW YORK, NY — Former Vice President Al Gore and LGBT

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Announcing the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary

Friday, April 24, 2015

New Center Unites Environmentalism with Religious and Humanist Moral Concerns For Immediate Release, April 22, 2015 Contact: Shay O’Reilly 212-280-1425 gso2107@utsnyc.edu New York, NY — Facing the reality of human-caused global climate change, people of conscience from around the world came together at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York last fall for the

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