Student Profile


The Trinity Union Scholars are the Faith Leaders of the Future

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

7 min read   Since 2018, Union Theological Seminary and Trinity Church Wall Street have been proud to offer the Trinity Union Scholars Program. Thanks to a generous grant from Trinity Church Wall Street, the Trinity Union Scholars program offers faith leaders from India and China the opportunity to come to New York City for

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Relieving Suffering Through Buddhist Military Chaplaincy: A Conversation with Union Student Nathan Sheppard, MDiv ‘24

Friday, November 11, 2022

Nathan Sheppard is a U.S. Army Veteran and a second year Master of Divinity student at Union Theological Seminary. Concentrating in Buddhism and Interreligious Engagement, Nathan’s studies at Union are pointing him toward a career in military chaplaincy. Nathan generously offered his time (during midterm season, nonetheless!) to talk with us about his military service,

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Student Spotlight: Jane Wohl

Friday, November 4, 2022

  Jane Wohl is a 2nd year MDiv student at Union Theological Seminary, former faculty member at Sheridan College and Goddard College, and poet whose work was recently featured in The New York Times. “I started writing seriously in 1978 when I moved to Wyoming,” Wohl said. Since then, she has published four books and

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A Conversation with Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

Monday, October 17, 2022

3 min read  “We envision a world without poverty, without racism, without the destruction of the earth. This kind of common good is big, but it is completely possible,” Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis urged. “We have no real scarcity. We just have a scarcity of political will and moral consciousness to do the right thing.” 

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A Democratic Process for Climate Action

Monday, June 27, 2022

In February 2021, Union Theological Seminary, working with the leadership of the Eco-Justice Caucus, formally recognized the global climate crisis by declaring a climate emergency. This declaration initiated a process for the formulation of a 10-year Climate Mobilization Action Plan or CMAP. On Earth Day 2021, a group of students, administration, board members, faculty and

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Student Spotlight — James C. Jones

Monday, February 14, 2022

Before James Jones came to Union last fall, he was already making a name for himself in Mormon circles for his leadership fighting for and lifting up marginalized voices within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In February 2021, he was excited when the LDS Church’s publishing company, Deseret Book, “slid into his

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A New Way to Communicate Via the New York City Department of Corrections

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Imagine waiting for a phone call that you’re not even sure will come. Would you feel nervous? Sweaty? Resentful? Uneasy? Or would you feel ready to serve? Almost calm? Unprepared but willing to listen? Field education can take students in a lot of varying directions, but for Jon Mehlhaus, he had the opportunity to work

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Combining Field Education with Election Cycles and Inequality

Friday, February 12, 2021

In the fall of 2020, the United States of America faced a unique perfect storm of anxieties: the election cycle, rising case numbers of the pandemic and the ongoing stress of remote and virtual education. For Ana Lara Lopez, her work with the Kairos Center and the Poor People’s Campaign became more important than ever.

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