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 are excited to announce that @brothercornelwest, one of the nation’s m…

Today, we are excited to announce that @brothercornelwest, one of the nation’s most esteemed civil rights activists and scholars, will rejoin the Union faculty. ⁣ ⁣ He started his teaching career at Union, and was on faculty from 1977-84, 1987-88, and 2012-16. Dr. West will hold the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Chair. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Cornel West back to the Union family! Link in bio for the full announcement.by unionseminary

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We are celebrating Women’s History Month in a myriad of ways, including chapel s…

We are celebrating Women's History Month in a myriad of ways, including chapel services, public events, and on social media we will be shouting out some of the great leaders who helped pave the way for women at Union. Today we wanted to share joy through the love of music. We created a special Union Spotify playlist for the community to enjoy, with songs that celebrate women. Click the link in the bio and let us know in the comments what songs should be added to the playlist.by unionseminary

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Today we remember and honor Rev. Dr. Cain Hope Felder ’69, who was an American b…

Today we remember and honor Rev. Dr. Cain Hope Felder '69, who was an American biblical scholar and ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. Dr. Felder was a longtime professor of New Testament language and literature at Howard University School of Divinity and editor of The Journal of Religious Thought. His research was reknown for having called attention to the presence of Black people in the Old and New Testaments. Remembered by friends and family for his famous storytelling, he also authored several publications, including "Troubling Biblical Waters: Race, Class, and Family" and "The Original African Heritage Study Bible."by unionseminary

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