Union News


Union Community Mourns Passing of Union Alum, Rev. Dr. Henry H. Mitchell

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Dear Union Community, It is with great sadness that I share that a giant in theological education and Christian ministry circles has passed, Union alum, Rev. Dr. Henry H. Mitchell. Over the years, I had many blessed chances to spend time with Rev. Mitchell and his family and enjoyed hearing his stories about the time

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Spring 2022 Return to Campus COVID Update

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, As you are no doubt aware, COVID-19 infection rates are quickly rising in New York, around the country, and throughout the world. Out of an abundance of caution and out of concern for the health of this community and all the communities with whom we interact, Union has decided to implement

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Rabbi Sonja K. Pilz Joins Union as Interfaith Minister

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Union is excited to welcome Rabbi Sonja K. Pilz, PhD as the new Interfaith Minister. Rabbi Pilz joins Rev. Bertram Johnson and Union’s Peer Chaplains in providing spiritual care to our students. Learn more here. About Rabbi Sonja K. Pilz, PhD Rabbi Sonja K. Pilz, PhD, earned her doctorate from the department of Rabbinic Literature

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Union Students and Faculty Participate in AAR/SBL 2021

Thursday, November 18, 2021

With the American Academy of Religion 2021 conference and the Society of Biblical Literature 2021 annual meeting on the horizon, we want to highlight the incredible Union students, faculty, and alumni who will be presenting! Times shown are Central Standard Time (UTC-06:00) American Academy of Religion Conference (PROGRAM) Friday, November 19 1:00 PM-4:00 PM Disability

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New Book from Dean Kelly Brown Douglas ’82, ’88

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Resurrection Hope By Dean Kelly Brown Douglas How do we really know that God cares when Black people are still getting killed? How long do we have to wait for the justice of God? I get it, that Christ is Black, but that doesn’t seem to be helping us right now. These questions from her

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Union Announces New Vice President for Communications and Marketing – Afsheen Shamsi

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Union Theological Seminary President Rev. Dr. Serene Jones today announced the appointment of Afsheen Shamsi to the position of Vice President of Communications and Marketing. “Afsheen brings a wealth of experience and will be instrumental to Union’s efforts to communicate effectively with all of Union’s wonderful constituents and with the broader world,” said President Jones. Afsheen

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RISE Together Application Now Open!

Friday, November 5, 2021

*UPDATED* We have added a ninth cohort in Charlotte, North Carolina. Apply today.   The RISE Together Mentorship Network was founded in 2017, as a thriving in ministry initiative, funded by the Lilly Endowmnet Inc. RISE Together, a female mentorship network, anchored at Union Theological Seminary,  connects women of color seminary students and early to mid-career

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Mama Leo Latinx Lecture Series

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Reverend Leoncia Rosado Rousseau Sunrise: 4/4/1912  |  Sunset: 10/6/2006 Union Theological Seminary, in partnership with Dr. Samuel Cruz, Associate Professor of Religion and Society, is establishing The Mama Leo Latinx Lecture Series to honor the Puerto Rican spiritual leader, the Reverend Leoncia Rosado Rousseau, known to many as Mama Leo. This lecture series will be

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The Bible: Let’s Read it Differently Podcast

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Subscribe on: Apple  |  Google  |  Stitcher  |  Podbean David Carr is a Professor of Hebrew Bible at Union Theological Seminary and his new podcast, The Bible, Let’s Read it Differently, features interviews with leading scholars advancing new methods for engaging the Bible academically. This podcast originated as interviews to accompany an Introduction to the

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