Union Theological Seminary

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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Acclaimed Author And Scholar Robert Wright Coming To Union Theological Seminary For 18-Month Templeton Grant

Grant covers teaching and cultivating ideas about the relationship between science and spirituality. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joey Longley, 419-953-5495, jlongley@uts.columbia.edu NEW YORK, NY — Robert Wright, scholar, journalist, and award-winning author of several bestsellers on religion and science, will join Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York for an 18-month grant funded by the John Templeton Foundation beginning this summer. “It’s great to be at a seminary that’s so open to new ideas and with an activist air about it,” said Wright. “One of my goalsat Union is to delve deeper into the question of how we develop a worldview that is spiritual, but totally compatible with and informed by science.” Over the next 18 months, Wright will utilize the resources available to him at Union toteach, write, speak, and host forums. [...]

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Cops, Community, Clergy Gather to Improve Community-Police Relations

Diverse Faith Leaders Meet Friday to Call for Cops, Community, Clergy Sabbath Weekend Gathering aimed at intentional police-community dialogue in houses of worship FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joey Longley, 419-953-5495, jlongley@uts.columbia.edu NEW YORK, NY—As protests continue to spread across the country in the wake of the deaths of unarmed black men and women by law enforcement, a diverse group of faith leaders, law enforcement officials, and community members will gather on Friday, May 22 at 8:00am to call for a “Cops, Community, and Clergy Sabbath Weekend.” The weekend, planned for June 12-14, aims to be a time for intentional dialogue between police officers and members of the community. “As faith leaders, we are committed to the hard work of reconciliation,” said Union Theological Seminary President Serene Jones. “This year has exposed the deep and tragic [...]

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Vice President Al Gore and LGBT Activist Mandy Carter Awarded Union Medal

UNION MEDAL TO BE AWARDED TO VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE AND LGBT ACTIVIST MANDY CARTER AT UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY’S 177TH COMMENCEMENT Gore and Carter’s lifetime of faithful activism beautifully exemplifies the spirit of Union FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joey Longley | jlongley@uts.columbia.edu | 419.953.5495 NEW YORK, NY — Former Vice President Al Gore and LGBT activist Mandy Carter will receive the Union Medal, the highest honor awarded by Union Theological Seminary, at the school’s 177th Commencement Ceremony on May 15th at 4:00pm. The ceremony will be streamed live at https://utsnyc.edu/commencement-live/ “Union Theological Seminary is a unique and truly extraordinary institution that educates, inspires and empowers leaders uniquely suited to help humanity embrace and successfully deal with the greatest moral challenges of our time,” said Gore. “I am deeply honored and genuinely humbled to receive the [...]

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