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Union and Episcopal Divinity School at Union Condemn the DOJ’s Anti-Trans Bigotry

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

By Rev. Dr. Serene Jones & Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced last week that the Justice Department will no longer consider discrimination against transgender people a violation of the Civil Rights Act. In doing so, he is attempting to not only make bigotry against transgender persons an official U.S. policy,

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Acclaimed Author & Legal Scholar Michelle Alexander to Lead ‘The Spirit of Justice’, a Series of Public Dialogues at Union

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September 20, 2017 NEW YORK– Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (Union) announces the launch of a series of free public dialogues that aims to explore what kind of democracy, economy, and global community that we, the people, aim to co-create in the months and years to come.  Michelle Alexander, Visiting Professor

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Thich Nhat Hanh ‘63—Zen Buddhist Monk, Teacher, Author and Peace Activist—Will Receive Union Medal on September 6th

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

For Immediate Release New York City, NY – Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (Union) will award Thich Nhat Hanh—internationally celebrated Zen Buddhist monk, dharma teacher, scholar, author, and peace activist—with the Union Medal. Known affectionately as ‘Thay’ (teacher), Thich Nhat Hanh coined the term Engaged Buddhism and is globally recognized as one

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Episcopal Divinity School to Affiliate with Union Theological Seminary

Friday, May 19, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas ’82, ’88 – Scholar & Racial Justice Activist – Named EDS’s New Dean Cambridge, MA –  Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) and Union Theological Seminary today announced that they have signed an agreement that will allow EDS to continue as an Episcopal seminary through a collaboration with Union at its campus in

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Union Theological Seminary Declares Itself a Sanctuary Seminary

Monday, April 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Students, Faculty, Staff, Administration & Board of Trustees Stand Together to Adopt Sanctuary Protections New York City, NY—Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York continues to speak out against the Trump Administration’s xenophobic anti-immigrant policies, issuing a third official statement since the US Presidential Election of November 2016. While the

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Union Welcomes Winona LaDuke—Economist & Native American Rights Advocate—for Annual Moyers Lecture

Friday, March 31, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York City, NY—Winona LaDuke, rural development economist, author and activist working on issues of sustainable development and food systems, will give the Seventh Annual Judith Davidson Moyers Women of Spirit Lecture on April 26th at 6:30pm at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. The author of six books, including Recovering the

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