Union Theological Seminary

Where faith and scholarship meet to reimagine the work of justice.

Union was excited to host a live recording of Highwire, a new podcast by @davidkyumankim which featured activist @lsarsour as the inaugural guest! . . . 📸 by @mohammadmia_
We are excited to share that Union alum André Daughtry, a filmmaker and graduate of our Theology and the Arts program, is a recipient of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Workspace Artist Residency program!
The Spirit of Justice series continued last night with a conversation between Michelle Alexander, Visiting Professor of Social Justice, and Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and author of Dear America, Notes of an Undocumented Citizen. . . . 📸 by @mohammadmia_
Get excited for the Fall issue of the Union Collective! The Union Collective is Union's alumni/ae magazine, a great source for recent news, upcoming events, alumni profiles, and class notes. . . . 📸 by @mohammadmia_
The Very Reverend Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union, received a standing ovation following her powerful address last night! . . . 📸 by @ronhesterphoto
Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative, spoke to a packed audience last night. He shared four things we can do to fight for justice: 1. Get proximate. 2. Change the narrative. 3. Stay hopeful. 4. Be willing to get uncomfortable and do what you're unwilling to do. . . . 📸 by @ronhesterphoto
Union was excited to host 15 leading African American Buddhist teachers for a gathering, which culminated in a panel discussion on being Black and Buddhist in America. The event was co-hosted by @lionsroarbuddhism and Union Theological Seminary's Thích Nhât Hanh Program for Engaged Buddhism. . . . 📸 by @mohammadmia_ #blackbuddhist #lionsroar #thichnahthanh #buddhism #uts #newyorkcity
Last night Robert Wright, Visiting Professor of Science & Spirituality, interviewed renowned author on science and religion, John Haught. The two discussed Haught's latest book, The New Cosmic Story: Inside Our Awakening Universe, which explores the deep questions science poses to faith, and which faith poses to science. . . . 📸 by @mohammadmia_
In our first year spotlight we spoke with Aryol Prater! When asked how he wants to grow during his time at Union, he shared, "I'm hoping to grow through understanding the necessities of the space around me, filling those gaps where I can, and seeing the benefit in my life as a result." . . . 📸 by @mohammadmia_
Students in the Quran course took a field trip to the @metmuseum today, where they learned about the aesthetic practices of Islam and the spiritual significance of calligraphy. . . . 📸 by @mohammadmia_
This weekend we presented the Unitas Distinguished Alumni/ae Awards, which bear witness to Union alumni/ae who exemplify the Seminary's values and commitments. This year we honored the Rev. Dr. Norman J. Kansfield, the Rev. Dr. JoAnne Marie Terrell, the Rev. Dr. Eugene March, and Dr. Janet Walton. . . . 📸 by @ronhesterphoto
First year students had the chance to speak with Union alum Stephen McCutchan, Class of '68, at the Burke Library exhibit, "Spirit of '68: Revolution and Resistance at Union Theological Seminary". . . 📸 by @mohammadmia_
Members of the Union community gathered in the Rotunda for the unveiling of Rev. Dr. James Cone's portrait today. Selections from his final book, "Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody: The Making of a Black Theologian", were read by the Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglass, dean of EDS at Union, and Stanley Talbert - his final Ph.D. student. . . 📸 by @mohammadmia_
Black Caucus held a packed worship service in James Chapel today titled, "This #BlackJOY We Have". . . 📸 by @mohammadmia_
The Union @chapelteam hosted its annual pet blessing today! Union members brought all sorts of animals from dogs and cats, to the occasional rat, to begin a new school year. . 📸 by @mohammadmia_
Todays student spotlight is on incoming student Davis Logan, who is currently pursuing an MA in Social Ethics. Davis chose to come to Union before applying to law school, as he hoped it would help him cultivate a foundation of ethical morality that would guide him in his fight for human and civil rights. . 📸 by @mohammadmia_
Dr. Jerusha Tanner Rhodes spoke to a packed room last night about her latest book, Divine Words, Female Voices! The book is a powerful intervention in comparative feminist theology and can be found online. . . 📸 by @mohammadmia_ . . #jerushatannerrhodes #muslima #feministtheology #islam #muslima #interreligious #theology #nycevents #harlem
We took over @rubinmuseum Instagram to showcase some spots on Union's campus where students connect with nature. . Where do you find your space to reconnect? . 📸 by @mohammadmia_
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