Religion: The State of Union

For much of its 136-year history, New York's prestigious Union Theological Seminary has been the largest interdenominational divinity school in North America. This fall, however, as Union opens its academic year, its enrollment is down 227 students from a peak of 665 four years ago, dropping the school to sixth in size. Moreover, Union is currently operating on a budget deficit ($390,000 last year) and, as President J. Brooke Mosley candidly admits, is undergoing an identity crisis. Says Mosley: "The school has not been clear about its priorities in the past several years."...

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