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Union Theological Seminary launches new center to develop social impact leaders

August 14, 2018 NEW YORK — Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (Union), an international leader in theological education grounded in service and social justice,  announces the launch of the Center for Community Engagement…

Homelessness Impact Fellowship Program Application

Name* First Last Email* Phone*Institute*Degree Program*Statement of Purpose*No more than 500 words describing your interest in the program and in the area of homelessness. Recommendation and TranscriptFor non-Union…

Kenneth Claus ’70

What do you do? I currently am the minister of All Souls Miami (which I helped found 2006); I am the modern REL program founder and still only instructor at Miami Dade College-Kendall campus, and I also teach English comp at Florida International…

Healing Body and Soul: Union Alumna Judith Bannerman-Quist Discusses Her Company Plants Matter

Recently, we met up with alumna Judith Bannerman-Quist to learn a bit more about her natural plant based skin care company. After graduating from Union in 2017 with an M.A. in Interreligious Engagement, Judith founded Plants Matter, a company…

A Tale of Two Americas

In the weeks since news broke that the Trump administration was tearing children from their parents, President Trump’s polling numbers have held steady. Even when asked about his handling of immigration policy, in particular, no shift…

James Hal Cone: Humble Giant in the Movement for Black Liberation

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By Nikia Smith Robert EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was completed prior to the death of Rev. Dr. James H. Cone on April 28, 2018. The belief that God is Black and on the side of the oppressed, for some, is a bold claim. For Rev. Dr. James…

Frosted Hospitality

First-year M.Div. student Krystal Hanegan and her husband Michael’s family looks like many others, but beneath that façade lies an incredible secret: the couple are visionary bakers. Their company, Cake the World a Better Place,…

Union of Affirming Christians Responds to Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling

We, the Union of Affirming Christians, a coalition of Christians actively affirming the full inclusion of LGBT+ persons in the life of society and the church, continue to stand against religion being used to deny people their civil rights. Today,…

Jorge Juan Rodriguez V Wins Forum for Theological Exploration Doctoral Fellowship

This spring, Union Ph.D. student Jorge Juan Rodríguez V was awarded a Doctoral Fellowship from the Forum for Theological Exploration for the 2018-2019 academic year. “We’re proud to support them on their journey as they continue to redefine…

Tributes to Rev. Dr. James H. Cone

During the days following the passing of Rev. Dr. James H. Cone, we invited guests to post memories, thoughts, or meaningful experiences they’ve shared with him. Below are the responses we received. The passing of Dr. James Hal Cone Dr.…

Keith Braddy, ’02

What do you do? I am currently a United States Navy Chaplain holding the rank of Lieutenant aboard the USS WASP (LHD-1) as its Ship’s Chaplain. I have ministered to the pastoral needs of Sailors, Marines, and civilian government employees…

Irina Miagkova, ’02

What do you do? I am a social work administrator. I coordinate social services for Holocaust Survivors residing in NYC. How did Union Prepare you for this? Union played a great role in my life. Five years of studies were the best in my life.…

2018 Orientation Team

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The Orientation Team works with the Dean of Student Affiars to acclimate students to the Union community. If you have any questions or concerns as you prepare for the upcoming school year, the Orientation Team is here to help! Meet…

In Memoriam: Dr. James Hal Cone

James H. Cone, 79, Founder of Black Liberation Theology, Dies NEW YORK – Rev. Dr. James Hal Cone, renowned founder of Black Liberation Theology, award-winning author and Bill & Judith Moyers Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology…

They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace & Nonviolence in a Time of Climate Change with Author, John Dear

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Come see John Dear at this stop on a national book tour to launch his new title, They Will Inherit the Earth: Peace and Nonviolence in a Time of Climate Change, releasing February 2018. In this landmark work, author, activist, and Nobel peace…

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