Union News


EDS At Union Celebrates Inaugural Convocation in NYC

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The affiliation of the Episcopal Divinity School with Union Theological Seminary began in earnest in August, when the first ten students arrived for the Anglican Studies program. But it was the inaugural Convocation and installation of the Very Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, Ph.D. as Dean last week, that cemented this new chapter for EDS at

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Tree of Life Murders Call for ‘Strength to Love’ Against Political Bigotry

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Our hearts are grief-ridden and our spirits horrified by Saturday’s tragic shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue. We hold all the members of the congregation, and the Jewish community, in our thoughts and prayers as they—and the whole nation—wrestle with the horrifying aftermath of anti-Semitism in its most virulent, violent form. This senseless, savage

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Reimagining End of Life at Union

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

At the end of October, the Reimagine End of Life Conference will host a citywide conversation about life and death. The conference is an exploration of death and celebration of life through creativity and conversation. Drawing on the arts, spirituality, healthcare, and design, it creates weeklong series of events that break down taboos and bring diverse

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Our Union of Affirming Christians Responds to Federal Transphobia

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

“The Union of Affirming Christians embraces the full and complete humanity of transgender and non-binary persons. All people are made in the image of God and redeemed by reconciling love of God for the world through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. To deny the humanity of our trans/non-binary family is to deny

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Faculty Announcements

Thursday, October 11, 2018

We’re pleased to share a number of new faculty announcements: Union’s new Assistant Professor of Early Church History is Dr. Julia Kelto Lillis. Dr. Kelto Lillis holds a B.A. from St. Olaf College, M.Div. and Th.M. degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Religion from Duke University.  Her primary research interests concern ancient

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Catholic Women Protest Synodal Sexism

Monday, October 8, 2018

Abby Rampone ’20 is currently in Rome to participate in feminist advocacy around the October 2018 synod. This afternoon, I joined a group of more than twenty people, mostly women, outside the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome. Formerly known as the Inquisition, the CDF is the site of the October 2018

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(Re)Imagining Catholic Vocation

Thursday, September 27, 2018

I’m beginning the second year of my M.Div. at Union Theological Seminary, an ecumenical institution with a growing focus on interreligious engagement. While it has recently established programs in Buddhism and Islam, Union remains rooted in mainline Protestant traditions. It lives amid sometimes-painful contradictions, and as a 24 year-old feminist Catholic, I can relate. I

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Discovering Islam’s Beauty at Seminary

Friday, September 21, 2018

I could hear my parents’ concern when I told them I was applying to Union: They were, after all, only reflecting the doubts and questions I had been wrestling with for the past year. What could I possibly learn about Islam through classes on the Old Testament? Wouldn’t I just be taking on more loans

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Union and Coalition for the Homeless Launch Homelessness Impact Fellowship Program

Thursday, August 16, 2018

NEW YORK — Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (Union), an international leader in theological education with a deep commitment to social justice, in partnership with the Coalition for the Homeless (Coalition), the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women and children, are pleased to announce the launch

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German-American Bonhoeffer Research Network: 2019 Application

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Applications are now open for the 2019 seminar of the German-American Bonhoeffer Research Network which will meet at Union Theological Seminary in New York, June 9-16.  Applications may be submitted now, and no later than October 15, 2018. Sponsored by Union Theological Seminary’s Bonhoeffer Chair in Theology and Ethics, and funded by the government of

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