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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CORNEL WEST AND JASON COLLINS TO DISCUSS SEXUALITY, SPORTS, AND SPIRITUALITY AT UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Joey Longley, 419-953-5495 CORNEL WEST AND JASON COLLINS TO DISCUSS SEXUALITY, SPORTS, AND SPIRITUALITY AT UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY NEW YORK, NY — The NBA’s first openly gay player, Jason Collins, will join an all-star panel including Cornel West, Caroline Dessert, and Valerie Purdie-Vaughns to discuss the intersection of sports, sexuality, and spirituality. The public panel is sponsored by and will take place at Union Theological Seminary on Tuesday, June 30th, with lunch starting at noon and the panel running from 12:30 to 2:00. The panel will be live streamed at utsnyc.edu, and the public is welcome to join the discussion in person by RSVPing here. Event is open to all press. “Religion should bring communities together through love and acceptance,” said Collins. “Unfortunately, there are those who use religion as a [...]

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Acclaimed Author And Scholar Robert Wright Coming To Union Theological Seminary For 18-Month Templeton Grant

Grant covers teaching and cultivating ideas about the relationship between science and spirituality. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joey Longley, 419-953-5495, jlongley@uts.columbia.edu NEW YORK, NY — Robert Wright, scholar, journalist, and award-winning author of several bestsellers on religion and science, will join Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York for an 18-month grant funded by the John Templeton Foundation beginning this summer. “It’s great to be at a seminary that’s so open to new ideas and with an activist air about it,” said Wright. “One of my goalsat Union is to delve deeper into the question of how we develop a worldview that is spiritual, but totally compatible with and informed by science.” Over the next 18 months, Wright will utilize the resources available to him at Union toteach, write, speak, and host forums. [...]

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Cops, Community, Clergy Gather to Improve Community-Police Relations

Diverse Faith Leaders Meet Friday to Call for Cops, Community, Clergy Sabbath Weekend Gathering aimed at intentional police-community dialogue in houses of worship FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joey Longley, 419-953-5495, jlongley@uts.columbia.edu NEW YORK, NY—As protests continue to spread across the country in the wake of the deaths of unarmed black men and women by law enforcement, a diverse group of faith leaders, law enforcement officials, and community members will gather on Friday, May 22 at 8:00am to call for a “Cops, Community, and Clergy Sabbath Weekend.” The weekend, planned for June 12-14, aims to be a time for intentional dialogue between police officers and members of the community. “As faith leaders, we are committed to the hard work of reconciliation,” said Union Theological Seminary President Serene Jones. “This year has exposed the deep and tragic [...]

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