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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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Student Profile – Eva Bogino

Monday, February 8, 2021

What is your name and what were you doing before you came to EDS/Union? Hello! My name is Eva Bogino. In May, I earned my BA in American Studies and Religious Studies magna cum laude from The University of the South. While at Sewanee, I was an active member of the University Choir and a

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My Experience at the Hispanic Summer Program: Jorge Rodriguez

Thursday, February 4, 2021

Jorge J. Rodríguez V graduated with an MA from Union in 2016 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Union in Modern Religious History, exploring the intersections of religion and colonialism/coloniality in the 19th and 20th century Americas. Below he shares his experience attending and working on staff at the Hispanic Summer Program. If you are

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Sharing Music in Times of Crisis

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

  What happens when a legendary neighborhood jazz ministry has to go virtual? Matt Puckett, a second-year MDiv student, is interning with the jazz department of Saint Peter’s Church in New York City this year. This Lutheran church has a history of supporting many types of art. From the fine arts to classical music, Saint

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Belief Exists Without Borders for This Field Education Student

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Kimberley Gordy, a second-year MDiv student, wanted a field education placement that was closely tied to her passion for justice. She found it in Believe Out Loud, a program from Intersections International. This primarily online program helps connect people in LGBTQIA+ communities find support and faith community options through its website and networking services. Along

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Student Profile – Janay Salcedo-Kinsey

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

What were you doing before coming to Union?  Before coming to Union I was working in child-care, something I’d been doing for about five years. I worked primarily with children who had experienced trauma or families that were interracial. This looked like working alongside biracial children and helping them understand their identity, its complexities, and

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Student Profile – Emma Gritsch

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Emma, could you share what you were doing before coming to Union? I graduated from William Paterson University in May of 2020, where I studied psychology and public health. During undergrad, I worked part-time at an orthodontist’s office while living at home in Northern New Jersey, so this is actually my first time living away

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Meet Rev. Timothy L. Adkins-Jones

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Union Theological Seminary is excited to announce the appointment of Rev. Timothy L. Adkins-Jones to the position of Assistant Professor of Homiletics. Rev. Adkins-Jones was led to faith in Christ at an early age by his grandfather, the Rev. Leroy Jones at Pilgrim Journey Baptist Church in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia. Before being called

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