Prepare its students for committed lives of service to the church, academy, and society; develop practices of mind and body that foster intellectual and academic excellence, social justice, and compassionate wisdom; form courageous faith leaders who make a difference wherever they serve.
Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York was founded in 1836 and incorporated in 1839 under a charter granted by the Legislature of the State of New York. Its programs are registered by the New York State Education Department. Union Theological Seminary is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools. The following degree programs are approved: M.Div., M.A., S.T.M., Ph.D. In addition, Union is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
- The Thích Nhất Hạnh Program for Engaged Buddhism
This program promotes academic and public education aimed at cultivating diverse Buddhist responses to pressing social issues. It seeks to generate innovative and informed discourse on topics, such as violence, climate change, racism, poverty and economic inequality, incarceration, gender and sexuality, religious pluralism, and the intersection of contemplative practice and social action
- Kairos Center
Kaisor is the center for religions, rights, and social justice. It works to strengthen and expand transformative movements for social change that can draw on the power of religions and human rights
- The Islam, Social Justice, and Interreligious Engagement Program
This program promotes academic and public education aimed at cultivating diverse Islamic responses to pressing social justice issues. Recognizing that social justice issues require cooperative reflection and action, ISJIE affirms the value of dialogical exchange and generates innovative and informed discourse on topics, such as climate change, racism, religious pluralism, violence, poverty and economic inequality, incarceration, and gender and sexuality. ISJIE activities are undertaken in a deliberately interreligious fashion, and the program actively seeks to engage a broad range of religious and non-religious voices
- The VISION program
This program engages mid-career faith leaders in a two-year collaborative leadership program designed to support new ministries and build clergy relationships across denominations and religious traditions
- Women’s Interfaith Residency Program
This womens' program invites five women from different faith backgrounds to probe new contexts for interfaith dialogue by living together in intentional community
Main Focus Countries of Activities
New York, NY, USA - New York, NY, USA - New York, NY, USA - New York, NY, USA - World