Union Theological Seminary

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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New Book from Professor Gary Dorrien ’78

American Democratic Socialism: History, Politics, Religion, and Theory By Gary Dorrien Democratic socialism is ascending in the United States as a consequence of a widespread recognition that global capitalism works only for a minority and is harming the planet’s ecology. This history of American democratic socialism from its beginning to the present day interprets the efforts of American socialists to address and transform multiple intersecting sites of injustice and harm. Comprehensive, deeply researched, and highly original, this book offers a luminous synthesis of secular and religious socialisms, detailing both their intellectual and their organizational histories. Learn more and purchase American Democratic Socialism: History, Politics, Religion, and Theory (Yale University Press | Amazon). Gary Dorrien is Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and Professor of Religion at Columbia University. He is the [...]

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Union Chapel Service | Remembering 9/11

On Thursday, September 9, Union hosted the first chapel service of the Fall 2021 semester. To honor the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, we remembered the lives lost that day and over the last 20 years, and reflected on the many ways that Union, the nation, and the world changed on that day. The service included music by Malcolm J. Merriweather, a reflection from Michael Orzechowski, preaching by President Serene Jones, and a closing prayer by Dean Kelly Brown Douglas. You can watch the full service above, and on the Union Chapel Facebook Page. The post Union Chapel Service | Remembering 9/11 appeared first on Union Theological Seminary.

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EDS at Union Welcomes Two New Associate Program Directors

EDS at Union welcomed two new associate program directors to the staff this summer, the Rev. Anna Olson and Emilee Walker-Cornetta. Learn more about Rev. Anna Olson and Emilee Walker-Cornetta below. The Rev. Anna Olson The Rev. Anna Olson is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity ‘98) and Stanford University (Bachelor of Arts in History ‘93). She is an ordained Episcopal priest, canonically resident in the Diocese of Los Angeles and living since 2019 in the Diocese of Washington DC. She served from 2019-2021 as Director of External Relations for Cristosal, a human rights organization working in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. From 2011-2019, Anna served as Rector of Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church, an historic Japanese-American congregation in the diverse Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles.  Her interests and expertise in parish ministry [...]

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