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The Climate Crisis is a Matter of the Spirit : A Conversation with Karenna Gore

Monday, August 29, 2022

2 min read Alumna Karenna Gore is the founder and executive director of the Center for Earth Ethics (CEE) at Union Theological Seminary. Karenna formed CEE in 2015 to address the moral and spiritual dimensions of the climate crisis. Working at the intersection of faith, ethics, and ecology, she guides the Center’s public programs, educational

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In Memoriam: David Hunter McAlpin, Jr.

Friday, August 26, 2022

  David Hunter McAlpin, Jr., born January 19, 1928 in New York City, died peacefully, surrounded by his four children on August 5, 2022 in Skillman, New Jersey after a long, full life. Widely known as Mac, he was of the generation in which frugality was a virtue and sharing your blessings was a moral

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In Memoriam: Frederick Buechner, M.Div. ʼ58

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Frederick Buechner, M.Div. ʼ58, Unitas Distinguished Alumnus ʼ08, Whose Ministry was his Writing, Dies at 96 His readers, he said, were his “invisible congregation.”  An ordained Presbyterian minister who never pastored a church, he liked “to keep a particular ear cocked to the elusive, ambiguous presence of God.” The author of 39 books, Buechner produced

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Important Information: Orientation 2022

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Re-Orienting: Community, Care, Courage New Student Orientation 2022 The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out. James Baldwin, Nothing Personal Greetings, Union

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Faculty and Staff: Fall 2022 Campus Health Update

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Dear Faculty and Staff, As the Fall 2022 semester nears, it is an appropriate time to review Union’s COVID related policies and protocols in order to continue promoting the overall health of our community.  At Union, we are committed to creating a learning and living environment that is safe for all and particularly for the

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Students: Fall 2022 Return to Campus Health Update

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Dear Union students, Union faculty and staff are wholeheartedly looking forward to welcoming you to campus for move-in days next week or as you return to campus this fall. In preparation, we have put into place a number of public health measures designed to promote the overall health of our community. As you know, Union is

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Dr. Su Yon Pak Appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Union Theological Seminary President Rev. Dr. Serene Jones today announced the appointment of Dr. Su Yon Pak (‘99) to the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean. Dr. Pak will be Union’s first Asian American and first queer Academic Dean, one of her many groundbreaking firsts. “Su brings a wealth of experience and

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The Supreme Court’s Decision Is An Assault on Biblical Values  

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

News reports indicate that the Supreme Court’s conservative majority will soon strike down Roe v. Wade, clearing the way for draconian measures to ban abortion rights across the country. Rev. Serene Jones, a prominent progressive theologian and president of Union Theological Seminary — a globally-recognized graduate school of religion devoted to advancing social justice —

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