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Political Theology Conference: Live Streams

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

“Political Theology” covers a multidisciplinary field of research that engages the unwieldy relationship between religion and politics out of a desire for justice. At the Political Theology Network Conference, we extend this engagement by bringing together scholars, activists, artists, and religious leaders working both inside and outside the academy. We will be live-streaming the plenaries for those

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Live Stream – Exodus: Building a Movement to End Mass Incarceration and Mass Detention

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

On September 6 and 7, 2019, Color Of Change, Define American, and Union Theological Seminary will host a symposium on mass incarceration and mass detention at Union’s campus in New York City. To learn more, visit the event listing here. All Mainstage Presentations will be live-streamed below and archived on Union’s YouTube page. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

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2019 Commencement

Monday, March 18, 2019

2019 commencement: May 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.   COMMENCEMENT EVENT SCHEDULE Monday, May 6th Community Chapel & Cookout Quad (Rain Site: James Chapel) | 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. monday, May 13th Black Caucuses Commissioning  James Chapel | 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 14th Unitarian Universalist Commissioning  Bonhoeffer Room | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May

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Why Union? Hear From the Union Faculty

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

On Saturday, December 2, the Office of Admissions hosted the December Infomation Session which included a community conversation about life in the Union classroom, our academic programs, and the application procedures.

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Spirit of Justice: Michelle Alexander & Angela Davis (Video)

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

“We always have to act as if revolution were possible, as if it were possible to change the world.” – Angela Davis If you missed Friday’s conversation between Michelle Alexander and Angela Davis, be sure to watch it now! In conversation, the two reflect on the rise of the prison industrial complex, and offer thoughts

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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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