Union News


The Dharma of James Baldwin and Audre Lorde

Monday, February 27, 2023

6 min read James Baldwin and Audre Lorde: two revolutionary thinkers whose legacies remain an important touchstone for those interested in the work of liberation. In the Union course The Dharma of Baldwin and Lorde, Dr. Rima Vesely-Flad and her students explore these two as icons who illuminate Buddhist teachings and provide a context for

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The Legacy of Dr. Delores S. Williams

Thursday, February 23, 2023

5 min read On November 17, 2022, Union Professor Emerita Dr. Delores S. Williams ’91 passed away at the age of 85. Dr. Williams earned her PhD from Union and later became the first Black woman to hold a named chair here as the Paul Tillich Professor of Theology and Culture. Her groundbreaking book, Sisters

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The Trinity Union Scholars are the Faith Leaders of the Future

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

7 min read   Since 2018, Union Theological Seminary and Trinity Church Wall Street have been proud to offer the Trinity Union Scholars Program. Thanks to a generous grant from Trinity Church Wall Street, the Trinity Union Scholars program offers faith leaders from India and China the opportunity to come to New York City for

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Spiritual Generalist Training for Healthcare Clinicians

Thursday, November 10, 2022

The spiritual care generalist course trains healthcare workers to better understand the significance of spirituality for many patients, be able to conduct basic spiritual assessments and provide referrals to chaplains — “spiritual specialists” — when warranted. The course is asynchronous and facilitated by a senior spiritual care provider. Next Cohort Launches on May 15 20

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Student Spotlight: Jane Wohl

Friday, November 4, 2022

  Jane Wohl is a 2nd year MDiv student at Union Theological Seminary, former faculty member at Sheridan College and Goddard College, and poet whose work was recently featured in The New York Times. “I started writing seriously in 1978 when I moved to Wyoming,” Wohl said. Since then, she has published four books and

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Update on masking at Union

Thursday, November 3, 2022

We’ve managed to keep our COVID-19 cases phenomenally low during this time and create a safe, welcoming environment for our community members. As always, our policies are considered bearing in mind the most vulnerable members of our community. The current mask policy – required to be worn at all times – has been shifted to

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In Memoriam: Rev. Dr. Calvin Otis Butts III

Monday, October 31, 2022

UTS remembers Rev. Dr. Calvin Otis Butts III, MDiv 1975, Unitas Distinguished Alumnus 2014, who passed away on Friday at his Harlem home. Passionately committed to public activism on behalf of oppressed communities – especially the Black community in Harlem, the people of New York City, people across the nation, and across the Diaspora –

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