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Mama Leo Latinx Lecture Series

Reverend Leoncia Rosado Rousseau Sunrise: 4/4/1912  |  Sunset: 10/6/2006 Union Theological Seminary, in partnership with Dr. Samuel Cruz, Associate Professor of Religion and Society, is establishing The Mama Leo Latinx Lecture Series to honor the Puerto Rican spiritual leader, the Reverend Leoncia Rosado Rousseau, known to many as Mama Leo. This lecture series will be held annually to>>>

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Congratulations to #Union student, Rev. Dr. Holly Bonner, for being honored by t…

Congratulations to #Union student, Rev. Dr. Holly Bonner, for being honored by the New York State Optometric Association (NYSOA) with their 2021 Public Service Award. She is being recognized for her dedication to community outreach work and her ministerial efforts in making all houses of worship accessible for the blind/visually impaired. Dr.Bonner is a legally blind wife, mother, and social>>>

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Join us for another Just Conversation on Friday, October 1st at 2:30 pm EST, as …

Join us for another Just Conversation on Friday, October 1st at 2:30 pm EST, as Dean Kelly Brown Douglas speaks with Richard Rothstein, Distinguished Fellow of the Economic Policy Institute. . Just Conversations during the fall semester will dive deeper into the essays and themes discussed in our fall community read, The 1619 Project from the New York Times. Dean Douglas and Dr. Rothstein will>>>

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Join us on Monday, September 27th at 3:30 pm EST, for another Just Conversation …

Join us on Monday, September 27th at 3:30 pm EST, for another Just Conversation with Dean Kelly Brown Douglas as she speaks with Lonnie G. Bunch III, Secretary of the @Smithsonian. . Just Conversations during the fall semester will dive deeper into the essays and themes discussed in our fall community read, The 1619 Project from the New York Times. In this conversation, Dean Douglas will explore>>>

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The Bible: Let’s Read it Differently Podcast

Subscribe on: Apple  |  Google  |  Stitcher  |  Podbean David Carr is a Professor of Hebrew Bible at Union Theological Seminary and his new podcast, The Bible, Let’s Read it Differently, features interviews with leading scholars advancing new methods for engaging the Bible academically. This podcast originated as interviews to accompany an Introduction to the>>>

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New Book from Professor Gary Dorrien ’78

American Democratic Socialism: History, Politics, Religion, and Theory By Gary Dorrien Democratic socialism is ascending in the United States as a consequence of a widespread recognition that global capitalism works only for a minority and is harming the planet’s ecology. This history of American democratic socialism from its beginning to the present day interprets the efforts of American>>>

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Union Chapel Service | Remembering 9/11

On Thursday, September 9, Union hosted the first chapel service of the Fall 2021 semester. To honor the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, we remembered the lives lost that day and over the last 20 years, and reflected on the many ways that Union, the nation, and the world changed on that day. The service included music by Malcolm J. Merriweather, a reflection from Michael Orzechowski, preaching by>>>

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EDS at Union Welcomes Two New Associate Program Directors

EDS at Union welcomed two new associate program directors to the staff this summer, the Rev. Anna Olson and Emilee Walker-Cornetta. Learn more about Rev. Anna Olson and Emilee Walker-Cornetta below. The Rev. Anna Olson The Rev. Anna Olson is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity ‘98) and Stanford University (Bachelor of Arts in History ‘93). She is an ordained>>>

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Faculty and Staff access to Columbia Campus and the Burke Library

Dear Faculty and Staff,   In order to access any of the Columbia buildings and the Burke library at Union, a COVID-19 Gateway PCR test is required before being given a Green Pass from the ReOpen CU app which is presented upon arrival. The website to make an appointment, with your UNI and login is:    To obtain your daily Green Pass, you must first download>>>

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COVID-19 Visitor Policy

As of August 1, 2021, Union Theological Seminary will become a “vaccinated campus.” This policy is not a general deterrent to visitors and friends but a way to continue as a welcoming, hospitable campus for all who seek to enter. We recognize that, especially for alumni/ae and friends in the wider community, Union is a place they value as “home.” However, this temporary policy grows out of the>>>

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Community Health Covenant

As we return to campus after such a challenging time in our world, we, the members of the Union community covenant together to be considerate and mindful of one another’s health and wellbeing. We will respect one another and engage with each other with understanding and compassion. We will work, study and live together as a community with a continued commitment to our shared responsibility for>>>

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In our November #UnionBeyond class, @liztheoharis + students will explore what t…

In our November #UnionBeyond class, @liztheoharis + students will explore what the Bible really says about the poor, prosperity, and justice and what we are called to do in this moment in history about it. The Bible is often interpreted in ways that justify inaction in the face of poverty, state that poverty is eternal, and claim that if God wanted to end poverty, God would do so. Rarely in our>>>

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Anti-Racist Work at Union

Dear Union Community, Welcome to the 2021-22 Academic Year at Union! I am delighted to welcome a stellar new incoming class of students who are just beginning their journey at Union. I am also poignantly and happily pleased to welcome to campus returning students who studied remotely last year, many of whom are physically coming to Union for the first time. Welcome. Welcome! Welcome Home! Over>>>

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Important Return to Campus Information for Students

Dear students, Union faculty and staff are wholeheartedly looking forward to welcoming you to campus in September. In preparation, we have put into place a number of public health measures designed to limit the spread of the coronavirus and to promote the overall health of our community. It is very important that you read this carefully, and comply with these community requirements. As you all>>>

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