Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York is both a seminary and a graduate school of theology. Established in 1836, Union prepares attendees for committed lives of service to the church, academy, and society.
Education at Union Theological Seminary is deeply rooted in a critical understanding of the breadth of Christian traditions yet significantly instructed by the insights of other faiths. It makes connections between these traditions and the most profoundly challenging issues of our contemporary experience: the realities of suffering and injustice, world religious pluralism, the fragility of our planet, and discoveries of modern science. Union envisions a future in which teaching and learning continues to be ecumenical in spirit, supporting a record of academic excellence and a deep commitment to social justice. Union envisions its graduates changing the world by practicing their vocations with dedication that bring a religiously grounded, critical and compassionate presence to the major personal, social, political and scientific realities of our time.
Union Theological Seminary’s original mission was to forge a new vision for theological education: to center ministerial training in an urban context so that academic excellence and personal faith might respond to the needs of the city. Today, Union remains faithful to that vision. With roots that are firmly planted in the Protestant, Reformed tradition, the Seminary continues to adapt itself in response to the changing needs of the world and an evolving understanding of what it means to be faithful.
New York, NY 10027