Message from Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary.
I am pleased to share two historic and joyous announcements as we approach the holidays.
The Union Board has voted to name Rev. Dr. James H. Cone as the inaugural professor holding the Bill and Judith Moyers Chair, recently established through a generous $3 million gift by Union Board member, Chang K. Park. Dr. Cone is a renowned scholar whose formidable and influential writing, teaching, and public presence honors the legacy of the public and prophetic witness of Judith and Bill Moyers.
“I consider Bill Moyers to be a prophetic voice of our generation, and I am very pleased to have his legacy perpetuated at Union. Judith Davidson Moyers, unseen by many, off camera while Bill was on, has been a critically important contributor behind his citizen-journalism, the creative spark for his truth-telling, and the business acumen that powered his prophetic voice,” said Chang Park
Through their pace-setting work in media, community advocacy, public health, and education, Bill and Judith Moyers have invigorated the moral commitments of people around the world. Between the two of them, Bill and Judith hold over 30 Emmys, a dozen Peabody Awards, and numerous honorary degrees. For over four decades, they have elevated the stories of people whose voices might otherwise have gone unheard, and posed questions of ultimate meaning in the public square. Longstanding friends of Union, they are tireless champions of journalistic integrity and creative leadership with a legacy of unwavering advocacy, all of which are