Union News


Faith In America

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Faith in America is a new series of public conversations hosted by Union Theological Seminary.  Every month, Union’s stellar faculty is joined by renowned artists, activists, writers, politicians, journalists, academics and faith leaders for stimulating lectures and panel discussions focusing on faith and social justice in the national arena. Topics are wide-reaching and include identity politics

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Faith, Our Earth & Justice

Friday, September 30, 2016

The essay below was written by Victoria Furio, Convener, Climate Justice, in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and their confrontation with the Dakota Access Pipeline.  From the Hollow to the Hallow By Victoria Furio The struggle against the Dakota Access Pipeline (known as DAPL) epitomizes the dangers and moral depravity of our current climate crisis

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Press Conference
with Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

Friday, September 2, 2016

On Thursday, September 1st, Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, Visiting Professor of Public Theology & Activism at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, convened national religious and faith leaders to speak out against the divisive policies and rhetoric – specifically as it relates to race – that are being used in

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Union Faculty Visit Colleagues in India

Friday, August 26, 2016

By Rev Dr. Serene Jones As we welcome one of our largest recent classes to Union, I am very excited to share some of the lessons we learned this summer when several members of the Union Theological Seminary community joined me for a two-week trip to India, as part of our five-year International Connections Initiative.

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Dr. Beth Bidlack Joins Union Theological Seminary as Associate Academic Dean

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Dr. Beth Bidlack Joins Union Theological Seminary as Associate Academic Dean  Union Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Beth Bidlack as its new Associate Academic Dean. In this role, Beth will work closely with Mary C. Boys, the Dean of Academic Affairs, in the leadership and administration of the Academic Office. Beth’s work will

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2016 Commencement

Monday, May 9, 2016

Union Celebrates Commencement Class of 2016 Friday, May 13, 2016, 4:00 p.m. Watch live Seminary Quadrangle (Rain: James Chapel) Commencement Event Schedule Tuesday, May 10th Unitarian Universalists (UU) Commissioning Lampman Chapel 5-7 pm This Year-End Blessing ceremony is now a tradition for Unitarian Universalists studying at Union. Come celebrate the great vibrancy of this liberal

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Union Mourns the Rev. Charles A. Amstein, M.Div. ′62

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Union’s Church Relations Advisor 2000 – 2012 After retiring as Associate Pastor of the Madison Ave Presbyterian Church in New York City, Charles Amstein accepted a part-time position in the fall of 2000 as Church Relations Advisor for Union’s Development Office. In this capacity he was involved in expanding the Seminary’s important relationship with the

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Union Mourns George Landes

Monday, April 18, 2016

Union Mourns the Rev. Dr. George M. Landes, Sr. Davenport Professor Emeritus of Hebrew and Cognate Languages When he retired in 1995 he had taught at Union for 39 years.  He is remembered with admiration and affection by countless alumni/ae, particularly for his Dead Sea Scrolls course.  He was also Assistant Dean of Auburn Theological

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Union Mourns David Parker

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

David Lecour Parker lived a life filled with faith, music, and love. Along with his twin brother, he was born on December 20, 1923. David and Allan lived with their older sister, Eleanor, and their parents, Eleanor and James, in Brooklyn and then moved to Ridgewood, N.J., when he was 7. Music was always central

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