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.

Union Theological Seminary News

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Today we honor Rev. Irene Monroe, M.Div. ’90, a theologian and religious columni…

Today we honor Rev. Irene Monroe, M.Div. '90, a theologian and religious columnist. Rev. Moore describes her work as "an interdisciplinary approach drawing on critical race theory, African American, queer and religious studies" to combat homophobia, sexism, and white supremacy through education. As an activist, Rev. Monroe has received numerous awards: the 2015 Top 25 LGBT Power Players of New England Award; the Open Door Award for work with HIV/AIDS, Black Church, and LGBTQ community; the 2013 Bayard Rustin Service Award recipient; and GLAD 2012 Spirit of Justice awardee.by unionseminary

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“I was assaulted by a Proud Boys supporter in a foreshadowing of the hate to com…

"I was assaulted by a Proud Boys supporter in a foreshadowing of the hate to come. I saw that same look on the faces of those who ravaged the Capitol." . Our very own #Union President,Serene Jones, writes about her experience being assaulted by a member of the Proud Boys and how Far-right Christianity going unchecked has major consequences for the country. Read more from her @usatoday opinion piece at the link in bio.by unionseminary

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Today we remember and honor Rev. Dr. Charles E. Morton, M.Div. '49 Ph.D. '58, a Baptist minister and theological educator for over…

Today we remember and honor Rev. Dr. Charles E. Morton, M.Div. '49 Ph.D. '58, a Baptist minister and theological educator for over forty years. In 1964, he ran on the state-wide Democratic Party ticket and was elected to an eight-year term on the newly created State Board of Education in Michigan. A lifelong activist, Rev. Morton was one of seven ministers from Detroit who traveled to Jackson, Mississippi to lead a campaign of church integration, for which the group was imprisoned until the National Council of Churches stepped in and facilitated their release. This historic demonstration led to the integration of Methodist churches.

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Join us tomorrow from 5:30 – 7:00 pm EST for a virtual event reflecting on the r…

Join us tomorrow from 5:30 – 7:00 pm EST for a virtual event reflecting on the recent @PBS film series The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song. In partnership with THIRTEEN, Union Theological Seminary will screen highlights from the documentary and hear from Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union, and Josef Sorett, Professor of Religion and African American and African Diaspora Studies at Columbia University, and Kimberley Gordy, 2nd-year Union M.Div. student. The evening conversation will be moderated by, Jenna Flanagan, host of MetroFocus on THIRTEEN. Both Dean Douglas and Dr. Sorett are featured in the film. . Link in bio to register!by unionseminary

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