Union Launches “The Insight Project” to Explore Topics in Contemporary Theology

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March 13, 2018
NEW YORK — Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (Union) announces the launch of The Insight Project (Insight), a new multi-year program series that seeks to expose and explore modern conceptions of theology and spirituality. With a diverse array of thought-provoking lectures, screenings, performances, and on-stage conversations, Insight will provide immersive experiences that encourage personal discoveries and spark new ways of seeing the world.
At its core, Insight seeks to redefine our understanding of theology, not simply through the reformulation of doctrine but through a reframing of imagination. This conceptual turn requires that we give significant attention to social sciences, the humanities, and even the hard sciences.
The five-year initiative is made possible by a generous, anonymous gift from a Union alumna. The goal for Insight is to deepen discourse around the ‘big questions’ and to provide a space—particularly for students—to engage in dynamic, interdisciplinary conversations across curricular boundaries.
“We are so grateful for the generous grant that is making this series possible. This exciting new forum will foster dialogue on real world issues, a practice that Union sincerely values,” said Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President of Union.
John J. Thatamanil, Associate Professor of Theology & World Religions at Union, will direct The Insight Project, mapping out themes to be showcased in six public events each year. Beginning in year two,


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