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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Today we honor The Hon. Rev. Dr. @RaphaelWarnock, M.Div. ’94 Ph.D. ’06, who was …

Today we honor The Hon. Rev. Dr. @RaphaelWarnock, M.Div. ’94 Ph.D. ’06, who was elected in 2020 as the first Black senator from the State of Georgia and the first Black Democratic senator from the South. Since 2005, Rev. Warnock has served as the Senior Pastor of the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, spiritual home of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., becoming the fifth and youngest person to be called to pastor there since the church's founding in 1886. Sen. Warnock has received many recognitions including one of “Atlanta’s 55 Most Powerful” by Atlanta magazine, one of “God’s Trombones” by Rainbow Push Coalition, one of the “20 Top African American Church Leaders” by @the.root and he has received the Reverend Dr. William A. Jones Justice Award from the National Action Network. He [...]

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Today we honor Dr. Delores Williams, M.Div. ’86 Ph.D. ’91, an influential Presby…

Today we honor Dr. Delores Williams, M.Div. '86 Ph.D. '91, an influential Presbyterian theologian and educator known for her formative role in the development of womanist theology and best known for her work "Sisters in the Wilderness: The Challenge of Womanist God-Talk." After achieving her Ph.D., Dr. Williams taught at Union and later became Paul Tillich Professor Emerita of Theology and Culture. In the Journal of Feminist Studies in religion, she writes, "We feminist-womanist women need to [...] create resistant rituals that can be enacted wherever feminist and womanist meet to share survival strategies and plan attacks upon patriarchal and white supremacist mind-sets and practices in American institutional life."by unionseminary

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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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