A Tale of Two Americas

In the weeks since news broke that the Trump administration was tearing children from their parents, President Trump’s polling numbers have held steady. Even when asked about his handling of immigration policy, in particular, no shift…

James Hal Cone: Humble Giant in the Movement for Black Liberation

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By Nikia Smith Robert EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was completed prior to the death of Rev. Dr. James H. Cone on April 28, 2018. The belief that God is Black and on the side of the oppressed, for some, is a bold claim. For Rev. Dr. James…

Frosted Hospitality

First-year M.Div. student Krystal Hanegan and her husband Michael’s family looks like many others, but beneath that façade lies an incredible secret: the couple are visionary bakers. Their company, Cake the World a Better Place,…

Union of Affirming Christians Responds to Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling

We, the Union of Affirming Christians, a coalition of Christians actively affirming the full inclusion of LGBT+ persons in the life of society and the church, continue to stand against religion being used to deny people their civil rights. Today,…

Jorge Juan Rodriguez V Wins Forum for Theological Exploration Doctoral Fellowship

This spring, Union Ph.D. student Jorge Juan Rodríguez V was awarded a Doctoral Fellowship from the Forum for Theological Exploration for the 2018-2019 academic year. “We’re proud to support them on their journey as they continue to redefine…

Tributes to Rev. Dr. James H. Cone

During the days following the passing of Rev. Dr. James H. Cone, we invited guests to post memories, thoughts, or meaningful experiences they’ve shared with him. Below are the responses we received. The passing of Dr. James Hal Cone Dr.…

Keith Braddy, ’02

What do you do? I am currently a United States Navy Chaplain holding the rank of Lieutenant aboard the USS WASP (LHD-1) as its Ship’s Chaplain. I have ministered to the pastoral needs of Sailors, Marines, and civilian government employees…

Irina Miagkova, ’02

What do you do? I am a social work administrator. I coordinate social services for Holocaust Survivors residing in NYC. How did Union Prepare you for this? Union played a great role in my life. Five years of studies were the best in my life.…

2018 Orientation Team

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The Orientation Team works with the Dean of Student Affiars to acclimate students to the Union community. If you have any questions or concerns as you prepare for the upcoming school year, the Orientation Team is here to help! Meet…

In Memoriam: Dr. James Hal Cone

James H. Cone, 79, Founder of Black Liberation Theology, Dies NEW YORK – Rev. Dr. James Hal Cone, renowned founder of Black Liberation Theology, award-winning author and Bill & Judith Moyers Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology…

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…

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 —…

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 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…

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…