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What Is Seminary?

By | on 14, Sep 2023 |   seminary Academics Religion

Seminary is a word that originally comes from the Latin seminarium, “plant nursery, seed plot.” Long since obsolete, that definition of seminary has been wholly replaced by the centuries-long practice[...]

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United Debuts Newly Redesigned Website

By | on 17, Aug 2023 |   Campus News news releases Academics Community Inclusion

SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA, UNITED STATES, August 16, 2023. United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities today debuted its newly redesigned, reimagined, and reinvigorated website, modernized to better se[...]

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Recent Encounters with Theaster Gates’ Black Vessel for a Saint: Viewing the Sacred through Locked Steel Doors

By | on 05, Jul 2023 |   theology and the arts Public Theology

Black Vessel for a Saint sits on the southwest end of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden with an air of incongruous monumentality. A 20-foot-tall cylinder of coal-black bricks, the Vessel rests on a rai[...]

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2023 Graduate Stephani Pescitelli and the Power of YES, AND...

By | on 04, Jul 2023 |   Arts Unitarian Universalism VOICES

Stephani Pescitelli, who graduated April 30, 2023 with an MDiv in Theology and the Arts, admits that United wasn’t even on her radar when she first felt called to seminary. She intended to enroll in a[...]

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Statement by United on the Supreme Court’s Recent Rulings

By | on 30, Jun 2023 |   news releases Activism lgbtq statement Politics Community Transgender Rights Beliefs Inclusion Open and Affirming Public Policy Public Theology

United aims to be a beloved community committed to intersectional justice, creativity, and curiosity. Our values, grounded in six decades of transformative education, put many of us in sharp disagreem[...]

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Alum Marjorie Grevious (’18) Promotes Spiritual Wellness through Yoga Ministry | VOICES

By | on 21, Jun 2023 |   Alums VOICES

Yoga and church were childhood pillars for 2018 alum Marjorie D. Grevious. She estimates that she started doing yoga alongside her mother at age three, and that the practice of yoga ran “parallel to m[...]

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