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Studying African Traditional Religion at Union

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Katilau Mbindyo MDiv ’19 graduates this spring and will go on to study African Traditional Religion under the mentorship of Dr. Jacob Olupona at Harvard University’s African and African American Studies Program. Could you tell me about the journey that led you to choose this program? I came to Union in search of a way

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Queer Faith

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

After the United Methodist Church voted to entrench its rejection of LGBTQ people, the pain in our community was palpable. We knew we had to respond. We could talk about how homophobic theology is damaging. We could condemn bigotry masquerading as God-talk. But that’s not the story we see every day at Union. We see

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Nourishing Interreligious Engagement: An Interview with Abraham Arthur ’18

Monday, February 25, 2019

This Union profile features Abraham Arthur, a 2018 graduate of the Master of Arts program, who spent much of his time at Union exploring the field of Interreligious Engagement. His experience in courses on Buddhism helped expand his religious horizons while deepening his understanding of his Christian background and indigenous traditions. After graduating in the Spring

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Field Ed Profile: Danielle Williams-Thiam at CONNECT Faith

Monday, February 25, 2019

Field education at Union provides an opportunity for students to bring together their education, skill, and religious commitment in a way that can help them discover their call. Students do their field work in a wide variety of locations, from churches to shelters to non-profit organizations. This week, we spoke with Danielle Williams-Thiam, a second-year

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Love Knows No Borders

Thursday, December 20, 2018

From December 6 – 11, a Union delegation traveled to the San Diego/Tijuana border, to work with asylum seekers in Mexico and participate in a protest at the border. Below, they describe their experience, what it taught them about the US immigration system, and what ministry can look like amidst such unjust suffering. Gabrielle Sclafani

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Field Ed Profile: Hope Fried at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s

Friday, November 16, 2018

Field education at Union provides an opportunity for students to bring together their education, skill, and religious commitment in a way that can help them discover their call. Students do their field work in a wide variety of locations, from churches to shelters to non-profit organizations. Hope Fried, a second-year M.Div. student, is doing her

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Field Ed Profile: Ian Case at Manhattan Detention Complex

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Field education at Union provides an opportunity for students to bring together their education, skill, and religious commitment in a way that can help them discover their call. Students do their field work in a wide variety of locations, from churches to shelters to non-profit organizations. Ian Case, a second-year M.Div. student, is doing his

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Field Ed Profile: Shelby Johnson at SAGE

Monday, November 5, 2018

Field education at Union provides an opportunity for students to bring together their education, skill, and religious commitment in a way that can help them discover their call. Students do their fieldwork in a wide variety of locations, from churches to shelters to non-profit organizations. Shelby Johnson, a 2nd-year student at Union, is currently working

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Field Ed Profile: Hassan Henderson-Lott at CARSS

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Field education at Union provides an opportunity for students to bring together their education, skill, and religious commitment in a way that can help them discover their call. Students do their field work in a wide variety of locations, from churches to shelters to non-profit organizations. Hassan Henderson-Lott, now a 3rd year student at Union,

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(Re)Imagining Catholic Vocation

Thursday, September 27, 2018

I’m beginning the second year of my M.Div. at Union Theological Seminary, an ecumenical institution with a growing focus on interreligious engagement. While it has recently established programs in Buddhism and Islam, Union remains rooted in mainline Protestant traditions. It lives amid sometimes-painful contradictions, and as a 24 year-old feminist Catholic, I can relate. I

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