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June 21-22, 2019


The CU Cities Conference 2019 will convene graduate students and diverse professionals, from recent graduates to seasoned pros, from across industries, to explore compelling ideas about faith and its relevance to every facet of our lives. Graduates of Brown, Cornell, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale will explore their role in becoming Christian leaders.

Click here to register and learn more about this conference. 

The Reunions 2019 Annual Brunch hosted by Princeton Faith and Action (PFA), the Christian student organization resourced by Christian Union, will be listed under the student organization name in the University's Reunions schedule.

Celebrating Christian Life at Princeton

Saturday, June 1, 2019
10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Melrose Center, 19 Vandeventer Avenue
Located one block from campus behind the Garden Theatre.

The Yale ministry team looks forward to seeing any and all Yale Alumni at the inaugural Christian Union at Yale Reunion Brunch. Spend time with the ministry team, engage with current students, explore the ministry center and reconnect with peers.

Celebrating Christian Life at Yale

Saturday, June 1, 2019
10:00 – 11:30 am
Pennington Ministry Center

31 Whitney Avenue


Students recently attended the Christian Union Nexus Conference. Connect with students to hear more about it at this year’s reunion brunch!

The Harvard ministry team looks forward to seeing any and all Harvard Alumni at the 2019 Annual Reunion Brunch. Spend time with the ministry team, engage with current students, and reconnect with peers.

Celebrating Christian Life at Harvard

Saturday, June 1, 2019
10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Harvard Ministry Office

1166 Massachusetts Avenue

Forum with David Skeel

Please join us on Tuesday, May 20, 2019 from 7-9pm for a forum with David Skeel at the Union League Club. To learn more about the event or to RSVP, please send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Although the twentieth century saw several landmark contributions to Christian apologetics, including C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity, these Christian classics have lost some of their effectiveness in an era when America is more pluralistic than ever before and many Americans imagine that science has explained or will soon explain all of the mysteries of life. Many Americans doubt that a two thousand year religion can possibly make sense of the complexities of the contemporary world. Professor Skeel will argue that this perception gets things precisely backwards.

Salon with Paul Glader

Join CU New York on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 7-9pm as we discuss the topic, "God and the Newsroom." 

How should religious people, namely Christians, think about and approach the news media? What do we think of politician's calling journalists “the enemy of the people?” What about the problem of misinformation and the application (and misapplication) of the term “Fake News”? Why is the news media important? How and why should Christian believers consider it a noble sector in which to work? A veteran Wall Street Journal reporter and a journalism professor shares some perspective and some history.

To learn more or to RSVP, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The location will be sent in response to your RSVP.

Salon with Chuck Stetson

George Barna’s research now shows that only 7 percent of the 244 million adult Americans have a Biblical worldview. If culture is to be redeemed in a lasting way, an increase in Biblical literacy is essential. We invite Chuck Stetson to talk to us about the state of Biblical literacy in America and how to proliferate knowledge about our faith’s foundational text.

Time, Date, and Location
7 - 9pm
April 18, 2019
Location to be given upon RSVP


Students Experience Personalized Prayer at Nexus 2019

Sarah Camp

In February, Christian Union hosted more than 200 undergraduates at Nexus 2019: The Christian Union Conference on Faith and Action. Students from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale converged for three days in New Brunswick, New Jersey, to meet one another, seek God together through worship and prayer, and explore how God could use their aspirations and influence for His glory and society’s good.


Through plenary speakers, breakout sessions, and small groups, the conference offered insight, inspiration, networking, and practical advice on discerning God's purpose for life, campus, and career. A variety of vocational panels were led by  Christian professionals representing a variety of fields. Another highlight of the weekend was SpokenWord. Student teams presented Scripture dynamically, interweaving dramatic, poetic presentations.

The plenary speakers anchored the conference with inspiring talks that unpacked the conference theme of being “Courageous in the Ways of the Lord”. A student from Yale explained, “The message to go forth in courage in the ways of the Lord has encouraged me to put down my fears … and step up, listening to what he calls me to do, and obeying it.”

Yale Law School Discriminates Against Students Who Won't Surrender to the Moral Revolution; Dartmouth Football Players Develop Spiritual Brotherhood; What is the Gospel?; A Book that Will Transform Your Evangelism; Medical Journal Publishes Study Showing Prayer Healed Teenager of a Chronic Illness and more, in this issue of Christian Union's bi-monthly email brief.
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Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
     his greatness no one can fathom.
One generation commends your works to another;
     they tell of your mighty acts.
They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—
     and I will meditate on your wonderful works.
— Psalm 145:3-5

Tucker Else
Christian Union Ministry Director
University of pennsylvania

Jesus gives radical commands in the Bible, such as to “take up your own cross and follow me.”

This is a call to kill our own desires and follow him in loving others sacrificially, even to the point of death. Often-times, these commands come alongside warnings.