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Ministers to Our Tattered Democracy

Monday, December 11, 2017

Something is deeply wrong when the leaders of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Disciples of Christ, Union for Reform Judaism, the United Church of Christ, and the Unitarian Universalist Association are ordered to leave the US Capitol for praying on behalf of the poor. On Monday, Dec. 4, Rev. Denise Anderson, Rev. Teresa Hord Owens, Rabbi

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Don’t Tax Students’ Thirst for Knowledge

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Dear friends and colleagues, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York joins the many voices of higher education students and leaders across the nation who are vigorously protesting the proposed Senate tax bill.  If passed, its impact on higher education would be disastrous for generations of students to come and, as result, devastating

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Puerto Rico: A Colony in Crisis!

Monday, October 9, 2017

By Rev. Dr. Samuel Cruz After 119 years so much has changed, yet so much remains the same. Were it not so painful, it would be fascinating to observe the underlying rationalization/legitimation of the oppressive, brutal and racist treatment of colonial subjects by empires—and how little that process has evolved. During the 16th century, Juan

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Acclaimed Author & Legal Scholar Michelle Alexander to Lead ‘The Spirit of Justice’, a Series of Public Dialogues at Union

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September 20, 2017 NEW YORK– Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (Union) announces the launch of a series of free public dialogues that aims to explore what kind of democracy, economy, and global community that we, the people, aim to co-create in the months and years to come.  Michelle Alexander, Visiting Professor

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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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