Union Theological Seminary has always embodied the freedom to learn and the freedom to teach—ideals that may be more critical than ever to churches and society at this moment in history. Founded in 1836, Union forged 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, a new Union in a world city remains faithful to that vision. With roots that are firmly planted in the Protestant, Reformed tradition, the Seminary continues to reform itself in response to the changing needs of the world and an evolving understanding of what it means to be faithful.

Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York is a seminary and a graduate school of theology established in 1836 by founders “deeply impressed by the claims of the world upon the church.” Union prepares women and men for committed lives of service to the church, academy, and society. A Union education develops practices of mind and body that foster intellectual and academic excellence, social justice, and compassionate wisdom. Grounded in the Christian tradition and responsive to the needs of God’s creation, Union’s graduates make a difference wherever they serve.

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Fear and Freedom

December 4th, 2019|Comments Off on Fear and Freedom

By Mohammad Mia   “We will test you with fear and hunger, loss of wealth, life, and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient. Those who when disaster strikes, say, ‘Indeed we belong to [...]

Call Genocide By Its Name

November 26th, 2019|Comments Off on Call Genocide By Its Name

An Open Letter to the United States Senate In Recognition of the Armenian Genocide It’s been 104 years that Armenian people have been struggling for the official recognition of the slaughtering of 1,500,000 of minority [...]

Kelly Brown Douglas named to Moyers Chair at Union

November 25th, 2019|Comments Off on Kelly Brown Douglas named to Moyers Chair at Union

Union Theological Seminary President Serene Jones today announced the appointment of The Very Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, PhD. to the Bill and Judith Moyers Chair in Theology. The Union Board of Trustees voted to name [...]

Young, Liberal, and Faithful

November 20th, 2019|Comments Off on Young, Liberal, and Faithful

By Annah Heckman ’22 Until my first day of college, I had only attended religious schools: Episcopal elementary and middle schools, and a Quaker high school. In each of those spaces, there was always an [...]

Union Students and Faculty Participate in AAR/SBL

November 7th, 2019|Comments Off on Union Students and Faculty Participate in AAR/SBL

With the American Academy of Religion 2019 conference and the Society of Biblical Literature 2019 annual meeting on the horizon, we wanted to highlight all of the incredible Union students and faculty who will be [...]

Living into Diversity

November 6th, 2019|Comments Off on Living into Diversity

Dr. Aliou C. Niang is an associate professor of the New Testament at Union Theological Seminary. What brought you to Union? I was teaching at Memphis Theological Seminary in Memphis, TN and we invited Dr. [...]

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