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"A Rare and Magical Space": An Interview with Community Partner Allison Jones

By | on 18, Nov 2020 |   Arts justice Events seminary theology and the arts Academics lgbtq Deconstruction Queer

Allison Jones is a community partner and friend of United who has participated in numerous events and programming at the seminary, including Arts Lunch, Social Transformation events, and Queertopia Un[...]

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Cycles of Violence: On Breonna Taylor, the Verdict, and Sacred Protest

By | on 24, Sep 2020 |   justice ministry social transformation Voice Bible Race Women anti-racism CARJ

The following message comes from CARJ, United's Committee Advocating for Racial Justice: Above all else, our politics initially sprang from the shared belief that Black women are inherently valuable, [...]

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Statement Regarding the Expanded Travel Ban From the Academic Council of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

By | on 07, Feb 2020 |   social justice resistance justice united faculty ministry news releases social transformation Voice Politics Inclusion

The Trump administration recently added six countries to the travel ban list which, as a recent New York Times article puts it, “will virtually block immigration from Africa’s most populous nation, Ni[...]

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"Being faithful sometimes requires us to break the rules:" A Response to the Issue of LGBTQ Inclusion in the UMC.

By | on 19, Nov 2019 |   social justice Theology justice ministry social transformation Voice lgbtq Inclusion Jesus Open and Affirming

“I’d rather be excluded for who I include than included for who I exclude.” This sentence, often appearing on a church sign, shows up fairly regularly on my social media feed, a moving reminder of wha[...]

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Water is Life: A Sacred Witness

By | on 14, Oct 2019 |   Theology justice social transformation Voice Environment Ecology Water

The voice of a young Indigenous drummer echoed out over Lake Itasca at the headwaters of the Mississippi River as faith leaders, elders from the White Earth Nation, and climate activists from a variet[...]

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Consultations from India to Minneapolis: a United Student's Reflections.

By | on 04, May 2018 |   justice social transformation Activism interreligious chaplaincy Voice

In winter 2018, I took a trip to India with a group of students from the seminary, visiting sacred sites of 7 religions – Baha’i, Buddhist, Muslim, Jain, Sikh, Christian and Hindu. The trip was called[...]

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