Union News


New Book from Professor Gary Dorrien ’78

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

American Democratic Socialism: History, Politics, Religion, and Theory By Gary Dorrien Democratic socialism is ascending in the United States as a consequence of a widespread recognition that global capitalism works only for a minority and is harming the planet’s ecology. This history of American democratic socialism from its beginning to the present day interprets the

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Union Chapel Service | Remembering 9/11

Friday, September 10, 2021

On Thursday, September 9, Union hosted the first chapel service of the Fall 2021 semester. To honor the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, we remembered the lives lost that day and over the last 20 years, and reflected on the many ways that Union, the nation, and the world changed on that day. The service included

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Faculty and Staff access to Columbia Campus and the Burke Library

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Dear Faculty and Staff,   In order to access any of the Columbia buildings and the Burke library at Union, a COVID-19 Gateway PCR test is required before being given a Green Pass from the ReOpen CU app which is presented upon arrival. The website to make an appointment, with your UNI and login is: https://covid19.columbia.edu/content/covid-19-testing-program-fall-2021   To obtain your

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COVID-19 Visitor Policy

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

As of August 1, 2021, Union Theological Seminary will become a “vaccinated campus.” This policy is not a general deterrent to visitors and friends but a way to continue as a welcoming, hospitable campus for all who seek to enter. We recognize that, especially for alumni/ae and friends in the wider community, Union is a

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Community Health Covenant

Friday, August 27, 2021

As we return to campus after such a challenging time in our world, we, the members of the Union community covenant together to be considerate and mindful of one another’s health and wellbeing. We will respect one another and engage with each other with understanding and compassion. We will work, study and live together as

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Anti-Racist Work at Union

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Dear Union Community, Welcome to the 2021-22 Academic Year at Union! I am delighted to welcome a stellar new incoming class of students who are just beginning their journey at Union. I am also poignantly and happily pleased to welcome to campus returning students who studied remotely last year, many of whom are physically coming

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Important Return to Campus Information for Students

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Dear students, Union faculty and staff are wholeheartedly looking forward to welcoming you to campus in September. In preparation, we have put into place a number of public health measures designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus and to promote the overall health of our community. It is very important that you read this

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In Memoriam: The Rev. Dr. Donald W. Shriver Jr.

Friday, August 6, 2021

UPDATED – memorial service information has been added to the bottom of this post.  The Rev. Dr. Donald W. Shriver Jr., acclaimed ethicist and President Emeritus of Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, died on July 28 at Mount Sinai Morningside. He was 93. President of Union from 1975 to 1991, he

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Welcoming Staff and Faculty Back to Campus

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

UPDATE: Union staff can read the Vaccination Policy Here.  Dear Faculty and Staff, We hope that you have all found some rest this summer, as we prepare to return to in-person education for the fall. I’m excited to share some important information below, about the policies and guidelines that will help keep us safe. And

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Celebrate PRIDE at Union

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Celebrate PRIDE at Union this month as we come together as a community in worship and to honor stories from Queer faith leaders. Below is a recap of ways to get involved this month! Please join us for our weekly virtual PRIDE chapel services taking place every Wednesday throughout June. Each service will feature leaders

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