In the News


Stop Using the Bible to Dehumanize Transgender People

Monday, January 23, 2023

Union’s President, Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, writes in Newsweek about the immoral act of using Christianity and the Bible to dehumanize transgender individuals. Read the oped below or online here. A state senator in Oklahoma recently proposed a bill that would ban people under the age of 26 from receiving gender-affirming care—launching a massive, aggressive

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Union Faculty Awarded Prestigious Book Honors

Friday, December 9, 2022

Union Theological Seminary is proud to announce two prestigious book honors awarded to faculty members from our Union community.  The Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas ’82, ’88, Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union and Bill and Judith Moyers Chair in Theology at Union, has been named the 2023 winner of the prestigious Grawemeyer

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Union receives a $5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

Friday, December 2, 2022

Union Theological Seminary receives a $5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to Establish Technology, Innovation, and Digital Engagement Lab – “TIDEL” and to Build and Expand Shared Services with Partners Union Theological Seminary (UTS) received a grant of $5 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to help create a collaborative space lab (Technology, Innovation, and

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Jerusha Tanner Rhodes, Ph.D Awarded Grant to Advance Racial Equity and Interfaith Cooperation

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Jerusha Tanner Rhodes, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Islam and Interreligious Engagement and Director of the Islam, Social Justice, & Interreligious Engagement (ISJIE) Program at Union Theological Seminary, has been awarded the Racial Equity and Interfaith Cooperation Curricular Award from Interfaith America (formally Interfaith Youth Core). Rhodes will use the $1,000 grant funds to develop a

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Rev. Pamela Cooper White Receives Status of Honorary Member with National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

At the October 2022 meeting of its Board of Trustees, the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP) awarded Union Theological Seminary faculty member Rev. Pamela Cooper-White, MDiv, PhD, LCPC, the status of Honorary Member.  As described in NPAP’s By-Laws, Honorary Members are members who have been recommended to and voted upon by the Board of

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#PandemicPastoring ushers in a new era of church leadership

Monday, August 29, 2022

  NASHVILLE, TN – Researcher and author, Eileen Campbell-Reed conducted a 22-month qualitative study of over 100 Christian pastors and lay leaders (2020-22). She found church leaders experienced profound grief, loss, and conflict, as well as resilience, grace, and lasting change. She will present key findings of the #PandemicPastoring Report in a Webinar on September

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Commencement 2022

Thursday, April 29, 2021

184th COMMENCEMENT  TUEsday, May 17 Interfaith Justice Caucus Affirmation Ceremony Descendants of Walker — A Garden of Many Colors James Chapel | 2:00pm Food and drink on Davie Terrace following the event Email for details open to community TUEsday, May 17 Disability Justice Caucus Commissioning Bonhoeffer Room | 4:00pm Email for details invitation only

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Hispanic Summer Program Embraces Community in Theological Learning

Thursday, February 4, 2021

  Since 1989, the Hispanic Summer Program (HSP) has provided a communal intensive learning environment for seminary students who identify as Hispanic or Latinx. Students receive three educational credits for their time in the program each year, with a variety of classes to choose from. This year’s program will be entirely online to continue following

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Union joins faith leaders in calling on Congress to certify election results

Monday, January 4, 2021

Union Theological Seminary joins faith and community leaders in calling on Congress to certify election results More than 2,000 people in all 50 states sign letter calling on Congress to reject attempts to overturn will of the voters on January 6 NEW YORK – People of faith across the country are calling on Congress to

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