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The DACA Decision: A Matter of Soul

Friday, September 8, 2017

“You shall not oppress a sojourner. You know the heart of a sojourner, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 23:9) “Come, inherit God’s realm prepared for you . . . for I (Jesus) was a stranger and you welcomed me.” (Matthew 25:34-35) There is more at stake in our national debate

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We Condemn President Trump’s DACA Betrayal

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

President Trump’s decision today to end the DACA program is cruel, unethical, and violates our most cherished values. As President of Union Theological Seminary and Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union, we condemn this vicious hatred. God is love, and love commands we prevent our government from ripping children from their homes. We are

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Expanding Our Global Partnerships:
Union Faculty Travels to China

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Earlier this summer, six Union faculty members traveled to China to visit Nanjing Union Theological Seminary and learn about China’s growing Christian population. The trip offered an opportunity for Union to strengthen our ecumenical ties and to forge new, mutually beneficial relationships. The delegation’s warm reception is a product of China’s rapidly shifting religious demography,

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On His Centenary, Please Don’t Spiritualize Oscar Romero’s Legacy

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

By Liz Colmant Estes, M.Div. 2017 Oscar Romero did not want to die. He was terrified of bullets and bombs and spent his last nights sleeping in an altar chamber in a hospital chapel, praying for safety. Romero didn’t seek martyrdom. As a shepherd, however, he felt obliged to give his life for all Salvadorans, even

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Training Tomorrow’s Spiritual Healers

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Union sat down with Union Rabbi Jeffery Silberman, Director of the new Doctor of Ministry program in supervisory spiritual care education, to ask him how this new program will help CPE supervisors. The following interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. Union: Can you tell me a little bit about your background, what brought you

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Episcopal Divinity School to Affiliate with Union Theological Seminary

Friday, May 19, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas ’82, ’88 – Scholar & Racial Justice Activist – Named EDS’s New Dean Cambridge, MA –  Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) and Union Theological Seminary today announced that they have signed an agreement that will allow EDS to continue as an Episcopal seminary through a collaboration with Union at its campus in

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