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Union Announces New Dean of Chapel

Monday, January 25, 2021

Union Theological Seminary President Serene Jones today announced the appointment of Dr. Sandra Montes as Dean of Chapel. Montes had been serving as Interim Dean since August 2019, and is credited with the successful and seamless move of chapel online due to COVID. A bilingual educator, musician, liturgist and writer who previously worked with The

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Godspeed Senator-elect Warnock

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Godspeed Senator-elect Raphael Warnock Yesterday was an historic day for our nation and for our beloved seminary, Union.  Unfortunately, what began as a day of celebration quickly turned to a day marked by violence and hatred enacted by the domestic terrorist mob that assaulted our nation’s capital, incited by a diabolical president. It was chilling

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Happy New Year!

Thursday, January 7, 2021

  Happy New Year and thank you for being a part of the Union Community. We invite you to celebrate the New Year with your Union community by watching this Silver Linings video. Several alumni/ae, staff, faculty, and students shared moments of gratitude from 2020 that create a collective story of hope for 2021.  

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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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Films, Faith and Healing in 2020

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Facilitating tough conversations and educational movie screenings are right in Oriana Mayorga’s wheelhouse. As a second-year MDiv student, she works with Connect NYC to promote gender justice across all five boroughs of New York City. Mayorga is also a winner of Odyssey Impact’s fellowship, meaning her passions combined in her field education placement, despite COVID-19

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Zoom Virtual Backgrounds for Winter 2020

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Holidays at Union As we find ourselves in the middle of winter, here in the Northern Hemisphere, there are still opportunities to gather with fellow classmates and colleagues online. Here are some Zoom backgrounds you can download and use throughout the season as we near 2021 and look forward to our spring semester “together.” Right-click

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Sharing Music in Times of Crisis

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

  What happens when a legendary neighborhood jazz ministry has to go virtual? Matt Puckett, a second-year MDiv student, is interning with the jazz department of Saint Peter’s Church in New York City this year. This Lutheran church has a history of supporting many types of art. From the fine arts to classical music, Saint

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Belief Exists Without Borders for This Field Education Student

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Kimberley Gordy, a second-year MDiv student, wanted a field education placement that was closely tied to her passion for justice. She found it in Believe Out Loud, a program from Intersections International. This primarily online program helps connect people in LGBTQIA+ communities find support and faith community options through its website and networking services. Along

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Covid-19 October 16 Update: Remote Learning Extended through June 2021

Friday, October 16, 2020

Dear Union Community,   Let me offer yet another welcome to 2020 Fall Semester at Union.  We are glad to see our returning students and excited to welcome the new incoming class. Given all the pressures students are required to manage as they learn, it is remarkable to me that each of you has taken

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