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Fear and Freedom

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

By Mohammad Mia   “We will test you with fear and hunger, loss of wealth, life, and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient. Those who when disaster strikes, say, ‘Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Them we will return.’” – Surah Al Baqarah, 2:155/156 I I was welcomed to the United

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Call Genocide By Its Name

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

An Open Letter to the United States Senate In Recognition of the Armenian Genocide It’s been 104 years that Armenian people have been struggling for the official recognition of the slaughtering of 1,500,000 of minority Christians under the Ottoman Young Turk Regime. I am emotionally exhausted. The survival stories of my grandfather’s generation still ring

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Young, Liberal, and Faithful

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

By Annah Heckman ’22 Until my first day of college, I had only attended religious schools: Episcopal elementary and middle schools, and a Quaker high school. In each of those spaces, there was always an understanding of what faith could mean and how faith could operate in individual and communal life. Whether or not you

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Love Knows No Borders

Thursday, December 20, 2018

From December 6 – 11, a Union delegation traveled to the San Diego/Tijuana border, to work with asylum seekers in Mexico and participate in a protest at the border. Below, they describe their experience, what it taught them about the US immigration system, and what ministry can look like amidst such unjust suffering. Gabrielle Sclafani

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Catholic Women Protest Synodal Sexism

Monday, October 8, 2018

Abby Rampone ’20 is currently in Rome to participate in feminist advocacy around the October 2018 synod. This afternoon, I joined a group of more than twenty people, mostly women, outside the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome. Formerly known as the Inquisition, the CDF is the site of the October 2018

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(Re)Imagining Catholic Vocation

Thursday, September 27, 2018

I’m beginning the second year of my M.Div. at Union Theological Seminary, an ecumenical institution with a growing focus on interreligious engagement. While it has recently established programs in Buddhism and Islam, Union remains rooted in mainline Protestant traditions. It lives amid sometimes-painful contradictions, and as a 24 year-old feminist Catholic, I can relate. I

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Discovering Islam’s Beauty at Seminary

Friday, September 21, 2018

I could hear my parents’ concern when I told them I was applying to Union: They were, after all, only reflecting the doubts and questions I had been wrestling with for the past year. What could I possibly learn about Islam through classes on the Old Testament? Wouldn’t I just be taking on more loans

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A Tale of Two Americas

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

In the weeks since news broke that the Trump administration was tearing children from their parents, President Trump’s polling numbers have held steady. Even when asked about his handling of immigration policy, in particular, no shift has been detected. This reflects a disturbing truth about both our nation and present moment—there are two distinct Americas:

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How Can Inclusive Theology Not Affirm LGBTQI+ People’s Sexual Lives?

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

By Brett Degoldi | M.Div. Candidate ’20 It was my first time attending the Gay Christian Network (GCN) conference and I was excited about attending a conference where I would be “included”.  More than 1000 gay Christians came together at the Denver Convention Center in January, from all over the U.S. and from what seemed

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Fighting The Deportation Dragnet

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

When Ravi Ragbir woke in Manhattan on January 11, readying himself for his regular immigration check-in, he had no idea that he would be spending that night incarcerated at the Krome Detention Center in Miami. Likewise, his wife Amy Gottlieb did not foresee she would soon be separated 1,200 miles from her husband—fearing he would

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