Union Collective Spring 21

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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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Faculty News

Friday, June 4, 2021

Carvalhaes is featured speaker at Presbyterian Church’s CPJ Days  The Rev. Dr. Cláudio Carvalhaes, Associate Professor of Worship, was the featured speaker at Compassion Peace & Justice Training Days in April. The virtual three-day conference, presented by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness, consisted of daily theological reflections from Carvalhaes on the theme of

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EDS Community Read leads to fruitful collaborative partnerships

Friday, June 4, 2021

This past academic year provided a unique opportunity for the Episcopal Divinity School at Union to reimagine how it delivers instruction, supports its students, celebrates worship and frames its role in the public square. At the same time, it was also an opportunity to get a glimpse of what might be possible if EDS at

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The Future of Theological Education at Union and Beyond

Thursday, June 3, 2021

A Changing Landscape   It is no secret that higher education in the U.S. increasingly faces an unprecedented set of challenges that threaten the sustainability of institutions both large and small. It also should come as no surprise to anyone paying attention that seminaries face these very same challenges and more. Without the built-in safety net

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Letter from Alumni Council

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Letter from the Alumni Council By Rev. John Allen, M.Div. ’13, Alumni Council Chair The past year has offered an unmistakable reminder that connection is essential. Those of us who lead churches have found ways to connect with congregants through livestreaming and Zoom. Teachers have learned to teach online. Chaplains have offered compassionate care through

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Spring 2021: In Memoriam

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

IN MEMORIAM as of April 12, 2021  Alumni/ae  Frances Robinson Chandler ʼ33   Louise Johnson Fellows ʼ38   Ruth Harlow Bernman ʼ39   Barbara Gerstenberg Prasse ʼ44   Hugh S. Barbour ʼ45   Verna C. Volz ʼ45   Edgar G. Prasse ʼ46   Sheldon  L. Rahn ʼ47   John Paul Frelick ʼ48   James L.

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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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