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Living into Diversity

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Dr. Aliou C. Niang is an associate professor of the New Testament at Union Theological Seminary. What brought you to Union? I was teaching at Memphis Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN and we invited Dr. James Cone to come and speak. I had read his work of course, but did not have a chance to

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Connecting to Africa

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

By Stanley Talbert ’16, M.Phil. ’19 It is impossible to escape the African Renaissance Monument in Dakar, Senegal. The 160-foot bronze statue commands the attention of every person within its proximity. The journey toward the monument requires visitors to climb countless stairs. The monument depicts an African woman with locks owing in the wind as

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Worship At Union

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

There’s been much discussion online about a Union chapel this week, in which the Union community was asked to engage with the plants, soil, rocks, birds, trees in our lives: confessing harm, hope, love, gratitude. The chapel was held as part of Professor Claudio Carvalhaes’ class: “Extractivism: A Ritual/Liturgical Response,” in which he and students develop

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RISE Together Application Open Now!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

The RISE Together Mentorship Network founded as an initiative of Union Theological Seminary in collaboration with the WOCIM Project, is a female mentorship network that connects women of color seminary students and early to mid-career clergy to experienced women ministers, senior pastors, faculty, and community leaders. The application to apply for the second cohort of RISE Together mentees

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New Academic Dean Installed at Union Theological Seminary

Monday, September 9, 2019

Rev. Dr. Pamela Cooper-White has been installed as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. The installation was a part of Union’s 183rd Convocation, held September 4. Cooper-White is the Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychology & Religion and has been at Union since 2015.

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New Visiting Professors and Courses in Black Theology

Thursday, August 8, 2019

The Administration and Academic Affairs offices of Union Theological Seminary are pleased to announce two new courses in the study of Black Theology that will be offered this academic year by distinguished visiting professors. This fall, Josef Sorett will teach African American Religious History, a course that explores the complicated, contested and central organizing force

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Union President Announces New Vice President of Development

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Union Theological Seminary President Serene Jones today announced the appointment of Rita L. Walters as Vice President of Development, effective July 1, 2019.  Walters brings 20 years of fundraising and advancement experience in non-profit, faith-based and higher education sectors. Most recently, she served as the Chief Development Officer for Catholic Charities of Maryland and Vice

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2019 Orientation Team

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Orientation Team works with the Dean of Student Affairs to acclimate students to the Union community. If you have any questions or concerns as you prepare for the upcoming school year, the Orientation Team is here to help! Meet the 2019 Orientation Team below. They can be reached at orientation@utsnyc.edu. Learn more about Orientation here, and

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A More Plural Union

Monday, May 20, 2019

By Simran Jeet Singh  Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A Zen Buddhist priest and a Muslima scholar of Islam walk into a seminary and propose new M.Div. programs not tied to Christian ministry.    To those unfamiliar with Union Theological Seminary, this might sound like the setup to a bad punchline for religion

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LaGrange and the Lynching Tree

Friday, May 10, 2019

Bobbie Hart has lived in or near LaGrange, Ga., for her entire life; before 2015, she had never heard about Austin Callaway’s lynching. Like so many other acts of terror, Callaway’s abduction and murder in 1940 had been shrouded in suffocating silence, erased by the fear such despicable acts were designed to engender in LaGrange’s

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