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Our Union of Affirming Christians Responds to Federal Transphobia

By | 2018-10-23T12:11:00+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Union Theological Seminary Media|

“The Union of Affirming Christians embraces the full and complete humanity of transgender and non-binary persons. All people are made in the image of God and redeemed by reconciling love of God for the world through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. To deny the humanity of our trans/non-binary family is to deny the love that Jesus offers to all of God’s [...]

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Faculty Announcements

By | 2018-10-11T11:34:00+00:00 October 11th, 2018|Union Theological Seminary Media|

We’re pleased to share a number of new faculty announcements: Union’s new Assistant Professor of Early Church History is Dr. Julia Kelto Lillis. Dr. Kelto Lillis holds a B.A. from St. Olaf College, M.Div. and Th.M. degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Religion from Duke University.  Her primary research interests concern ancient constructions of social difference, especially in areas of gender [...]

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Rameen Zahed ’95

By | 2018-10-09T14:28:11+00:00 October 9th, 2018|Union Theological Seminary Media|

What do you do? During my final year at UTS, I was a field intern at Covenant Baptist Church (now, United Church of Christ) in Washington, DC.  I then worked for the UCC Office for Church in Society for a year.  When that was over, I temp’d at an energy company and gradually worked my way into commodities trading but found my true passion [...]

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Live Stream: Bryan Stevenson Lecture on Just Mercy

By | 2018-10-08T12:52:00+00:00 October 8th, 2018|Union Theological Seminary Media|

A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption is a New York Times Best Seller by Bryan Stevenson. EDS at Union selected Stevenson’s book as their community read for the Fall semester and the author will visit the seminary for a public lecture on Wednesday, [...]

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Catholic Women Protest Synodal Sexism

By | 2018-10-08T14:19:00+00:00 October 8th, 2018|Union Theological Seminary Media|

Abby Rampone ’20 is currently in Rome to participate in feminist advocacy around the October 2018 synod. This afternoon, I joined a group of more than twenty people, mostly women, outside the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome. Formerly known as the Inquisition, the CDF is the site of the October 2018 Synod on Young People, the Faith, and Vocations. For [...]

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Recommended Gun Safety Resources from EDS at Union

By | 2018-10-04T11:47:00+00:00 October 4th, 2018|Union Theological Seminary Media|

On October 3, 2018, Episcopal Divinity School at Union joined with Everytown for Gun Safety, Bishops United Against Gun Violence, and the Episcopal Peace Fellowship for an Interfaith Vigil Against Gun Violence in commemoration of the one-year anniversary of the largest mass shooting in the United States. A recording of the event is available here and a special podcast interview with Bishops Mark Beckwith, [...]

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Field Ed Profile: Hassan Henderson-Lott at CARSS

By | 2018-10-03T13:33:14+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Union Theological Seminary Media|

Field education at Union provides an opportunity for students to bring together their education, skill, and religious commitment in a way that can help them discover their call. Students do their field work in a wide variety of locations, from churches to shelters to non-profit organizations. Hassan Henderson-Lott, now a 3rd year student at Union, worked at CARSS, the Center on African-American Religion, Sexual [...]

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Janet Okang ’18

By | 2018-10-03T13:33:16+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Union Theological Seminary Media|

What do you do? After completing my M.A. program at Union, I now help as a part-time professor of New Testament in non-denominational colleges in West Africa (Ghana), to train students who wish to go into pastoral ministry and missions. I have also had the opportunity to found a non-profit organization that evangelizes to children in rural areas of Ghana – children who have [...]

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Live Stream: Interfaith Vigil Against Gun Violence

By | 2018-10-17T00:27:16+00:00 October 1st, 2018|In the Neighborhood, Union Theological Seminary Media|

Please join Episcopal Divinity School at Union, in partnership with Everytown for Gun Safety, Bishops United Against Gun Violence, and the Episcopal Peace Fellowship for an Interfaith Vigil Against Gun Violence on October 3rd, the one-year anniversary of the largest mass shooting in the United States. The event will begin at 6:00 pm. The vigil and live stream will begin after the screening of the short film “We Are [...]

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(Re)Imagining Catholic Vocation

By | 2018-10-01T13:14:30+00:00 September 27th, 2018|Union Theological Seminary Media|

I’m beginning the second year of my M.Div. at Union Theological Seminary, an ecumenical institution with a growing focus on interreligious engagement. While it has recently established programs in Buddhism and Islam, Union remains rooted in mainline Protestant traditions. It lives amid sometimes-painful contradictions, and as a 24 year-old feminist Catholic, I can relate. Abby Rampone is a second-year M.Div. student at Union. I [...]

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Discovering Islam’s Beauty at Seminary

By | 2018-09-22T07:55:52+00:00 September 21st, 2018|Union Theological Seminary Media|

I could hear my parents concern when I told them I was applying to Union: They were, after all, only reflecting the doubts and questions I had been wrestling with for the past year. What could I possibly learn about Islam through classes on the Old Testament? Wouldn’t I just be taking on more loans with no promise of a job when I graduate? [...]

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Welcome Concert

By | 2018-09-10T16:35:37+00:00 August 20th, 2018|

Celebrate the new academic year with the beautiful sounds of Slovak composers Ilja Zeljenka and L'udovit Rajter. Distinguished concert organist Jan Michalko, from the Slovak Republic, inaugurates another year of fine Barnard concerts with an evening of Eastern European music. Rounding out the program are pieces by J.S. Bach, Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck, Fernand de La Tombelle, and Charles-Marie Widor. Information: 212.854.5096

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Live Stream: Community Read and Book Discussion of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

By | 2018-09-11T10:48:00+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Union Theological Seminary Media|

Please join us on Wednesday, September 12, at 6:30 PM, for the live stream of our conversation about the book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption with The Very Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of EDS at Union, and Michelle Alexander, Visiting Professor of Social Justice at Union and author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. [...]

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Union and Coalition for the Homeless Launch Homelessness Impact Fellowship Program

By | 2018-08-16T14:49:00+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Union Theological Seminary Media|

NEW YORK — Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (Union), an international leader in theological education with a deep commitment to social justice, in partnership with the Coalition for the Homeless (Coalition), the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women and children, are pleased to announce the launch of the Homelessness Impact Fellowship Program, an innovative program [...]

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German-American Bonhoeffer Research Network: 2019 Application

By | 2018-10-17T00:28:03+00:00 August 15th, 2018|In the Neighborhood, Union Theological Seminary Media|

Applications are now open for the 2019 seminar of the German-American Bonhoeffer Research Network which will meet at Union Theological Seminary in New York, June 9-16.  Applications may be submitted now, and no later than October 15, 2018. Sponsored by Union Theological Seminary’s Bonhoeffer Chair in Theology and Ethics, and funded by the government of the Federal Republic of Germany, this program selects five [...]

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