Nourishing Interreligious Engagement: An Interview with Abraham Arthur ’18

This Union profile features Abraham Arthur, a 2018 graduate of the Master of Arts program, who spent much of his time at Union exploring the field of Interreligious Engagement. His experience in courses on Buddhism helped expand his religious horizons while deepening his understanding of his Christian background and indigenous traditions. After graduating in the Spring of 2018, Abraham began working at Bluestone Farm and Living Arts Center in Brewster, New York as a farm companion and independent consultant.
Tell us a little about yourself and your life before Union.
I immigrated from Ghana to the United States in 2009 to attend college at the University of Pennsylvania, where I studied Chemical Engineering. I came from Ghana with a particular mindset that, at the time, I wasn’t aware was oversimplified. I basically wanted to do well in school, get a good job, make money and live a comfortable life. After graduating from Penn the process of looking for a job was fairly simple, I asked myself what’s the best job I can find that sets me up to make a lot of money. After graduating I worked for two and a half years as a Management Consultant at McKinsey, and this was a very important experience in shaping my decision to come to Union.
During my time at McKinsey I worked primarily with pharmaceutical companies, and at the time I believed I was helping people receive the medication they needed. The job pushed me to my limits and I realized I would have to

Visit original >