Press Releases


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, 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, 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, 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 | | 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 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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Union Hires Derrick Harkins ’87—Pastor & Obama Advisor—to Lead Public Programming

Thursday, February 19, 2015

See coverage in The Washington Post FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Senior Pastor of Washington’s Historic 19th Street Baptist Church Returns to Union New York City, NY — After seventeen years at Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., Senior Pastor Derrick Harkins, former Director of Faith Outreach for the Democratic Party and advisor to President Obama,

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Monday, February 2, 2015

UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK VOTES UNANIMOUSLY TO DIVEST FROM FOSSIL FUELS Read Union President Serene Jones’ full statement at TIME Magazine’s website: NEW YORK, NY — June 10, 2014 — The trustees of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York today voted unanimously to begin divesting fossil fuels

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