Protecting Access to Reproductive Health Care Services

Friday, July 8, 2022

Union President Serene Jones shared, “Union welcomes the safeguards the Biden administration is putting in place to protect the reproductive wellbeing of all women, transgender and non-binary people. As some states work to criminalize abortion, it is essential that our federal government protect those rights, which is consistent with what the Christian faith, the Bible

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Gandhi & King

Friday, April 22, 2022

Welcome to a virtual experience of a Union Theological Seminary Course! This class, taught by renowned faculty John Thatamanil and Cornel West, has been made available to the wider public to share a taste of what Union has to offer. This course seeks to explore the life and teachings of Mohandas K. Gandhi and Martin

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EDS at Union Newsletter | April 2022

Friday, April 1, 2022

Dear Friends, I hope that each of you are enjoying a blessed Lenten Season. This Lent, as EDS at Union students have continued the daily practice of morning prayer and weekly Eucharist, they have also reflected on the challenges of ministry and faith in our world that is filled with too many crucifying realities. EDS

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In Memoriam: Phyllis Conley

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Phyllis Conley, former Director of Development and “Force of Nature,” Dies Phyllis Conley, who began work as a secretary at Union Theological Seminary in November 1961 and retired in June 2004, as Director of Development Services and Special Events, passed away on March 31, 2021, of a non-COVID- related infection. She was 86. During her

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Supreme Court Ruling Paves Way for Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination in Philadelphia

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Today, in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, the Supreme Court ruled by a unanimous 9-0 margin that it was illegal for the city of Philadelphia to end a contract with a Catholic foster care organization that refuses to work with same-sex couples. Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, a progressive religious institution

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From the President – Spring 2021

Friday, June 4, 2021

Dear Friends, It’s been more than a year since our lives were upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through it all, here at Union, we’ve pressed on. Over the days, weeks and months, our faculty remained committed to providing our students with a world-class education. And our students, no matter where they were in the world,

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Spring 2021 Class Notes

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

CLASS NOTES  To submit a class note or death notice, please contact Shana Kaplanov in the Alumni/ae Affairs Office at development@utsnyc.edu. Due to space constraints, class notes will be edited to 150 words or less.  1950s   Howard Hunter Cox, M.Div. ʼ52, and his wife, Shirley L. (Peet) Cox celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at a

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The True Meaning of Adam-(m)adam

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Lizzie Berne DeGear is a Union Alumni/ae who received her PhD in 2013. As Union-trained theologians find creative ways to do their work in this virtual world, we share with you today, the powerful story of Lizzie’s 6-minute animation film (m)adam: Adam’s Rib Reframed. The Viva Film festival in Sarajevo, an international documentary film festival

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A Call for Moral Leadership

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

We released a joint public statement supported by the deans and seminary presidents of six divinity schools, including our own President Serene Jones. We are honored to stand in solidarity with our peer institutions and have included the statement in full: America is facing three immense and immediate crises. Each has a critical moral dimension

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Reflections on Anti-Black Violence

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Reflections from The Very Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, Ph.D., Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union and Bill and Judith Moyers Chair in Theology, and Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary and Johnston Family Professor for Religion & Democracy America’s Lost Soul By The Very Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, Ph.D. George

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