Public Programs & Events


Poverty, God, Politics

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

This Fall 2021 semester, Rev. Dr. David Beckmann, Visiting Professor of Religion and Society, is teaching the course Poverty, God, and Politics. Beckmann’s course includes a webcast series featuring guest presentations by national leaders at the nexus of faith, poverty, and politics. Click here to subscribe to get these videos sent directly to your inbox,

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Help us Investigate Sanitation Inequality in the US

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

We know that access to sanitation – just like access to clean air and water – is so often divided along race and class lines. But while there’s never been more awareness that environmental racism pervades the US, there’s not enough research detailing how – making solutions hard to come by. For that reason, we’re

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Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Sign up for the Faith Leader Cohort The Center for Earth Ethics is kicking off Earth Day by co-hosting a Faith Leaders cohort at the upcoming Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training happening April 22 – May 2. We are teaming with The Climate Reality Project to create specific sessions that will help faith leaders from

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Hispanic Summer Program Embraces Community in Theological Learning

Thursday, February 4, 2021

  Since 1989, the Hispanic Summer Program (HSP) has provided a communal intensive learning environment for seminary students who identify as Hispanic or Latinx. Students receive three educational credits for their time in the program each year, with a variety of classes to choose from. This year’s program will be entirely online to continue following

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IASC Annual Conference 2021: What Is Spiritual Care?

Friday, December 11, 2020

Join the International Association for Spiritual Care (IASC) for a series of five-webinars, exploring what spiritual care looks like through the lens of different professions. Each will begin at 12:00 pm Eastern (New York) time (GMT -5) and will run approximately 1 hour and 45 min. Registration is required for live participation in the webinar. There

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The Ninth Annual Judith Davidson Moyers Women of Spirit Lecture

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

This year we are thrilled to host Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Ninth Annual Judith Davidson Moyers Women of Spirit Lecture. Launched through a generous seed gift from journalist Bill Moyers, this lecture series provides a public forum to discuss pressing global issues and to explore enduring questions of human justice and

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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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