Andrea White Live

You can view Andrea White’s lecture here on Wednesday, March 11th at 5pm.

David Gushee Livestream

Tune in here February 27th at 1pm to view David Gushee’s lecture at Union Theological Seminary.

New Theological Voices at Union

Andrea White and Pamela Cooper-White Bring Crucial Perspectives to Union The faculty has recommended, the president has appointed, and the board has approved two new professors who will join the Union community in the coming academic year. Each…

Union Hires Derrick Harkins, Pastor & Obama Advisor

See coverage in The Washington Post. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 19, 2015 Contact: Jeff Bridges, 303-358-5551 | jbridges@uts.columbia.edu UNION HIRES SENIOR PASTOR AT 19TH STREET BAPTIST CHURCH AND FAITH ADVISOR TO PRESIDENT OBAMA New York,…

Unequal Treatment of 2 Protesters in Eric Garner Case, One White and One Black

by JONATHAN DWYER | New York Times | December 9, 2014 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/10/nyregion/unequal-treatment-of-2-protesters-in-eric-garner-case-one-white-and-one-black.html It is a misdemeanor in New York to abandon animals or deprive…


UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK VOTES UNANIMOUSLY TO DIVEST FROM FOSSIL FUELS Read Union President Serene Jones’ full statement at TIME Magazine’s website: http://time.com/2853203/union-fossil-fuels/ NEW YORK, NY — June…

Union Divests

6/11/2014 At Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, we have a particular call to live out our values in the world. In accordance with that call, our Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Tuesday, June 10, to begin divesting fossil…

Papyrus on Jesus' Wife: Statement from Hal Taussig and Serene Jones

NEW YORK — Newspapers across the country are reporting today that experts have confirmed the fragment of papyrus mentioning Jesus’ wife is more than likely an authentic ancient document and not a modern forgery. Union Theological Seminary…

My Brother's Keeper' initiative by President Obama

Statement from Serene Jones: "As the president of a seminary dedicated to social justice, I rejoice at today's announcement of the 'My Brother's Keeper' initiative by President Obama. At Union we recognize our responsibility to unlock the potential…

Vision: Cultivating Prospective Pastoral Imagination

Union Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that we have received a five-year $500,000 grant from the Lilly Endowment through their Early Career Pastoral Development Initiative 2013. Union’s program, Vision: Cultivating Prospective Pastoral…

President Emeritus, Donald W. Shriver, Jr., Writes on the Extraordinary Life of Roger Shinn

  "Who can do post-mortem justice to any really superb human being? Especially one as many-sided as Roger Shinn. I met him first in the setting of the National and World Councils of Churches, exactly the right place for meeting so ecumenical…

God's Spirit at Work: Marriage Equality and the LGBTQ Movement

Serene Jones 

President Serene Jones writes about marriage equality and the pending SCOTUS rulings on DOMA and Prop 8.

"The religious debate over marriage equality has often been framed as a question of whether same-sex relationships are blessed by God and the Bible. Both sides can find proof texts to support their positions, and debate the matter endlessly. I believe that God loves all human beings equally and that Scripture supports the notion that God wants people to love God and one another, and this includes in marriage." Read More>>

Meet the driver behind “Nuns on the Bus” - A CNN Interview with Sister Simone Campbell

Sister Simone Campbell 

Sister Simone Campbell, the keynote speaker at Union Theological Seminary’s Third Annual Judith Davidson Moyers Women of Spirit Lecture, speaks with Christiane Amanpour about Pope Francis and her own campaign for social justice. Watch the full video>>