Sandy Smolnicky, M.A. ’85

What do you do? As a newly appointed Grants Officer for our county, I review and track all potential and incoming operating grants and grant agreements county-wide. With the Finance and Budget Offices, I maintain a database of grants sought…

December Information Session: Live Stream

Join the Admissions Team at Union Theological Seminary for our December Information Session. Tune in on Saturday, December 2 at 2:00 pm to hear from faculty, current students and members of the administration about life at Union, as well as…

Don’t Tax Students’ Thirst for Knowledge

Dear friends and colleagues, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York joins the many voices of higher education students and leaders across the nation who are vigorously protesting the proposed Senate tax bill.  If passed, its impact…

Angela Moscheo Benson M.A. ’06, ’10

What do you do? After teaching for the past decade, I accepted a job earlier this year at Cumberland Heights, an internationally renowned drug and alcohol treatment facility. In addition to leading inter-religious services, I also teach group…

Encore Transition Program: Accepting Applications for Spring 2018

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Dear Friends,The Encore Transition Program is now a “fixture” here at Union, with the second cohort set to finish on December 12, 2017. This fall, fifteen new participants between the ages of 54-74 spent four months engaged in a bi-weekly…

Ministers to Our Tattered Democracy

Something is deeply wrong when the leaders of the Presbyterian Church (USA), Disciples of Christ, Union for Reform Judaism, the United Church of Christ, and the Unitarian Universalist Association are ordered to leave the US Capitol for praying…

T(akashi) James Kodera, ’72, ’74, ’76

What do you do?  After teaching for three years at Oberlin College, 1973-76, I moved to Wellesley College in 1976, where I am now Professor of Religion. My teaching field is Comparative and Historical Study of Religion, with a focus on Asia,…

Fighting The Deportation Dragnet

When Ravi Ragbir woke in Manhattan on January 11, readying himself for his regular immigration check-in, he had no idea that he would be spending that night incarcerated at the Krome Detention Center in Miami. Likewise, his wife Amy Gottlieb…

Field Education Profile: Cora Koehler at the Seamen’s Church Institute

Field education at Union provides an opportunity for students to bring together their education, skill, and religious commitment in a way that can help them discover their call. Students do their field work in a wide variety of locations, from…

An Invitation to Apply to Union’s 2-year Pastoral Leadership Program!

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VISION: Cultivating Prospective Pastoral Imagination September 2018 – July 2020 Cohort Join a conversation among leaders reaching from the cathedral to the storefront, from the West Side to Wall Street, from the Bronx to Queens, Brooklyn…

IASC ANNUAL CONFERENCE – Religious Conflicts: External and Internal

IASC ANNUAL CONFERENCE JULY 8-10, 2018 AT UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, NEW YORK, NY (USA)Schedule | Lecture Topics | Featured Speakers | Registration Co-sponsored by the Theology/Spiritual Care, Psychology, and Medicine Faculties of the…

Union of Affirming Christians Condemns the Trump Administration’s Dismantling of LGBT-friendly Policies

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New York City, NY – The Union of Affirming Christians issued the following public statement condemning the Trump administration’s dismantling of LGBT-friendly policies.  We, the Union of Affirming Christians, a coalition of Christians…

NRA: Our Children Are Not Sacrificial Lambs

“A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children; she refuses to be comforted because they are no more.” – Jeremiah 31:15 One week after the devastating shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas…

Union Launches “The Insight Project” to Explore Topics in Contemporary Theology

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Acclaimed novelist, Amitav Ghosh, investigates the impact of climate change on the literary imagination on March 28,  followed by Brian Greene discussing “The Weirdness of Physics” on April 10. March 13, 2018 NEW YORK —…

How Can Inclusive Theology Not Affirm LGBTQI+ People’s Sexual Lives?

By Brett Degoldi | M.Div. Candidate ’20 It was my first time attending the Gay Christian Network (GCN) conference and I was excited about attending a conference where I would be “included”.  More than 1000 gay Christians came together…