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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Is religious influence in Iran changing?

Fox News – Jul. 21, 2015 – 6:12 – Union Theological Seminary president Serene Jones reacts to possible cultural or religious changes Click Here to Watch the Video!

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The second annual Millennial Leaders Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joey Longley, Union Theological Seminary, 419-953-5495, jlongley@uts.columbia.edu NEW YORK, NY– The second annual Millennial Leaders Project, taking place at Union Theological Seminary on July 20-24, will bring together 50 millennial-generation leaders in faith, social justice, and activism from across the United States. “For some, activism is an expression of their spirituality,” said Millennial Leaders Project director Stephen Tickner. “For others, activism is their form of spiritual practice. Union’s Millennial Leaders Project (MLP) Summer Conference offers a structured space for millennial generation leaders, organizers and activists to examine the intersections of social justice and spirituality in their work and lives.” Last year was the Project’s pilot year, in which 39 Millennial Leaders gathered to support each other’s work, share strategies, and learn new ways to live into their calling. The Millennial Leaders [...]

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A statement from the Union Community:

A statement from the Union Community: Dear Friends, It is with a heavy heart that we express our profound sadness for the victims of the shooting at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church last night in Charleston, South Carolina. At this point, words fail to capture the anger, confusion, grief, pain, and trauma that we feel. We wish for the words that we do have to hold the families of those we’ve lost last night. We pray for the comfort of those who knew and loved the nine people who were stolen from us. We recognize that the A.M.E. church is part of the fabric of the story of Black liberation. Emanuel Church was founded by worshipers who labored to escape the evil of slavery in the United States. This particular church has served as the site [...]

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