Bridging Religious and Cultural Divides

JUS 2015 cover layoutThe Journal of Unification Studies, a journal of the Unification Theological Seminary, is a forum for committed engagement with Unification theology and practice, addressing concerns of the theological community and the professional ministry.

To clarify foundational issues in Unification theology, Journal of Unification Studies welcomes commentary and critical studies of texts and doctrines, as well as historical studies of the Unification Church and the life of its founder.

To promote dialogue and understanding, it invites papers from diverse viewpoints which engage Unificationist themes, as well as papers which build bridges to other communities of faith.

To foster living spirituality, it welcomes essays discussing the relationship between theology and practice.

To address contemporary social, cultural, political, scientific and economic issues from a Unificationist perspective, the journal solicits social commentaries and reviews of current books, films, and media.

Editors: Michael L. Mickler, Andrew Wilson
Editorial Board: Michael L. Mickler, Keisuke Noda and Andrew Wilson

IN PRINT : The 2015 print issue of Journal for Unification Studies is now available for purchase: Subscription rates are $20.00 per issue in the United States, $30.00 for institutions and overseas. Make checks payable to the Unification Theological Seminary.

Submissions and inquiries may be sent to the editor by mail at: 30 Seminary Drive, Barrytown, New York, 12507, by fax to 845-752-3014, or by e-mail at

AND ONLINE : The Journal of Unification Studies is published first in print, then later in an online version. Back issues, Volume I (1997) through Volume XV (2014) are published here:

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Statement on Charlottesville by Dr. Hugh Spurgin, UTS President
The Unification Theological Seminary community calls for racial and religious tolerance in the wake of another outbreak of hatred and violence in Charlottesville. We repudiate racism, white supremacy and all hate groups.

Our hope is that America will always seek love, unity and the higher ground. Let us pray for healing rather than condemnation, peaceful activity rather than violence, and love for all people rather than racial and religious conflict.

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Dr. Kathy Winings, who has served as UTS Vice-President for Academic Affairs, has accepted a new position as Director of the UTS Instructional Site in Clinton Maryland. She will continue as Director of the UTS D.Min. Program and as faculty in Religious Education and Ministry. 

Dr. Winings pioneered establishment of the NY Extension Center at 4 West 43rd Street in Manhattan beginning in 2000. Now Dr. Winings will be responsible to oversee developments for UTS at the Maryland campus, reporting directly to President Hugh Spurgin. 

keisuke noda 2 profile smlDr. Keisuke Noda will assume responsibility as UTS Academic Dean and continue as faculty in Philosophy.

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