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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A More Plural Union

May 20th, 2019|Comments Off on A More Plural Union

By Simran Jeet Singh  Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A Zen Buddhist priest and a Muslima scholar of Islam walk into a seminary and propose new M.Div. programs not tied to Christian [...]

LaGrange and the Lynching Tree

May 10th, 2019|Comments Off on LaGrange and the Lynching Tree

Bobbie Hart Bobbie Hart has lived in or near LaGrange, Ga., for her entire life; before 2015, she had never heard about Austin Callaway’s lynching. Like so many other acts of terror, Callaway’s abduction and [...]

President shares message about Easter article

May 5th, 2019|Comments Off on President shares message about Easter article

By Rev. Dr. Serene Jones President, Union Theological Seminary   Dear Friends, Many of you have written to me about my interview with Nicholas Kristof in the New York Times on April 21, Easter Sunday.  Thank you for [...]

He Showed Them His Wounds

May 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on He Showed Them His Wounds

By The Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas Union Chapel Service: Thursday, May 2, 2019 Her name was Sandra Parks. When she was in the sixth grade she wrote an award-winning essay in her school’s [...]

Studying African Traditional Religion at Union

May 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on Studying African Traditional Religion at Union

Katilau Mbindyo MDiv ’19 graduates this spring and will go on to study African Traditional Religion under the mentorship of Dr. Jacob Olupona at Harvard University’s African and African American Studies Program. Could you tell [...]

Mourning Another Hateful Tragedy

April 29th, 2019|Comments Off on Mourning Another Hateful Tragedy

We reel, again, in the wake of yet another horrifying act of violence. We grieve with the Congregation Chabad in Poway, CA, and all our Jewish siblings. It is an all-too-painful reminder of how Anti-Semitism [...]

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