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Where Are We? What is Needed Now?
We are in a moment of extreme motion and emotion, but we are also in the midst of birthing and changing and creating that thing that is to come. We need to approach the Green Path with humility. Recognizing, at all times, the limits of our knowledge and that we will learn things from listening to the voices at the margins of whatever reality we inhabit.
— The Rev. Dr. Serene Jones

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The Rev. Dr. Serene Jones is the 16th president of the historic Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, the first woman to head the 181-year-old nondenominational seminary. Jones came to Union after 17 years at Yale University, where she was the Titus Street Professor of Theology at the Divinity School, and chair of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. She was co-principal investigator on the "Women, Religion, and Globalization Grant" for the Henry T. Luce Initiative on Religion and International Affairs at Yale.

Dr. Jones is a prolific and popular scholar in the fields of theology, religion, globalization, and gender studies. Dr. Jones is a regular contributor at Huffington Post. She has published five books, 37 articles and book chapters, and has delivered a long list of professional papers and public lectures. She holds degrees from the University of Oklahoma, Yale Divinity School and Yale University. Jones is ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the United Church of Christ.


The Call to Revolutionary Love

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Valarie Kaur is a mother, activist, lawyer, award-winning filmmaker, media commentator, educator, entrepreneur, author, and Sikh American justice leader. Her new venture, the Revolutionary Love Project at the University of Southern California, champions the ethic of love in an era of rage. She is the founder of Groundswell Movement, America’s largest multifaith online organizing community of 300,000+ known for “dynamically strengthening faith-based organizing in the 21st century.”

Valarie is a frequent political contributor on MSNBC, and her essays appear regularly on CNN, The Washington Post, and the Huffington Post. Kaur earned degrees from Stanford University, Harvard Divinity School, and Yale Law School. A third-generation Sikh American, Kaur is from Clovis, California where her family settled as Punjabi farmers a century ago. Kaur is an Auburn Senior Fellow.