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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Union Hires Two New Faculty in Homiletics and Worship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joey Longley, jlongley@uts.columbia.edu, 419-953-5495 UNION HIRES TWO NEW FACULTY IN HOMILETICS AND WORSHIP NEW YORK, NY — Union Theological Seminary announced the appointment of two new members of its faculty for the 2016-2017 academic year: Dr. Cláudio Carvalhaes and Dr. Lisa L. Thompson. “We couldn’t be more excited about these two important appointments,” said Serene Jones, president of Union Theological Seminary. “Homiletics and the liturgical life of Union have long been central to our identity and we are honored and thrilled to welcome two scholars and teachers with the excellent credentials that Dr. Carvalhaes and Dr. Thompson bring with them. Cláudio is a preeminent scholar of worship and liturgy, in addition to having a worldwide reputation as a dynamic and enlivening teacher. Dr. Thompson, though early in her scholarly career, has [...]

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No Religion Is An Island

Watch the 50th Anniversary Discussion of Heschel’s ‘No Religion is an Island’ on November 10th at 5:30pm!

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Preston A. Davis, M.Div. ’11

Preston A. Davis, M.Div. ’11 Minister to the University Chapel and Religious Life Office High Point University High Point NC What do you do? I am the Minister to High Point University in High Point, North Carolina. What’s the best thing about your job? Though I loved being the pastor of a multigenerational congregational church–the role I took on directly after graduating from Union–there is nothing quite like working with college students. By virtue of their age and the season of their lives, they are asking questions that matter the most: what am I called to do with my life? What does a worthy life look like? If I can help them with these questions, while also helping them transcend their own vocational questions to be passionate about making the world a more just and [...]

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