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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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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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