UTS Welcomes Hugh Spurgin as Interim President

The Board of Trustees of the Unification Theological Seminary (UTS) voted on January 7, 2015 to appoint Dr. Hugh Spurgin as its Interim President. At the same meeting, the Board thanked the outgoing president, Dr. Richard Panzer, for his valuable contributions to UTS since 2010 and wished him well.

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UTS alumni, friends and supporters will be interested to hear that more than 600 Unificationists have signed the "Keep Barrytown College and UTS" online petition launched 3 days ago by Barrytown College students.


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RichardPanzerIn America, we often take our 1st amendment rights to freedom of speech and freedom of religion for granted. It is shocking to learn that in the modern democratic nation of Japan such religious freedoms are being violated every day, with the knowledge, and even support, of representatives of the Japanese government.

Sadly, Chris Antal's article in the Journal of Unification Studies, "Forcible ‘Deprogramming,' the Japanese State, and International Human Rights," written in 2003, is still applicable today.

Richard A. Panzer, Ph.D.
President, Unification Theological Seminary

Journal Of Unification StudiesRead:
"Forcible ‘Deprogramming,' the Japanese State, and International Human Rights," by Chris Antal
online in the Journal of Unification Studies HERE.