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Rev. Frederick Davie
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The Reverend Frederick Davie joined Union on August 15, 2011 as Executive Vice President. In this capacity, Mr. Davie serves as an adviser and assistant to the President for the structure and administration of the executive office, strategic planning, institutional advancement, and vision implementation. He also serves as the administrative center for all the work of the President, coordinating the efforts of executive office staff and senior staff in relation to the President. He comes to Union most recently from the Arcus Foundation where he served as Interim Executive Director and Senior Director of the Social Justice and LGBT Programs. Mr. Davie served on President Barack Obama’s transition team and accepted an appointment by the President to the White House Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Mr. Davie has extensive experience in senior-level roles in philanthropic and social and economic justice organizations, including Public/Private Ventures and the Ford Foundation. He has been appointed to a number of leadership roles in public administration for the City of New York, culminating in his appointment as Deputy Borough President of Manhattan (1994-1997). Mr. Davie’s interfaith and denominational work includes executive-level positions with New York City Mission Society, Brooklyn Ecumenical Cooperatives and the Presbytery of New York City. A Presbyterian minister in the Presbytery of New York City, Mr. Davie has served the national church, presbytery and local congregations in various volunteer capacities. Mr. Davie holds a B.A. in Political Science from Greensboro College '78, and an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School '82. - See more at:

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Choose Life: End Gun Violence

(34) Comments | Posted January 11, 2016 | 2:45 PM

If we have learned anything from this terribly tragic year in American society, it is the simple fact that no one in America is safe from gun violence. The situation in our country is just that bad.

In tragedy after tragedy this year, we've seen that the epidemic of...

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Things Not Seen

(0) Comments | Posted January 4, 2016 | 7:53 AM

On any given Sunday 20 million Americans will watch Sunday Night Football; currently the no. 1 rated show on television. In February 2016, over 100 million viewers will watch Super Bowl 50. As a lifelong fan, I have tuned in often. An army of cameras will ensure NFL fans see...

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The Road Not Taken

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 12:03 PM

I have lived in New York City for 32 years. I am a 58 year old African American man who has worked for a number of public officials, some assigned NYPD security details for some or all of the time I worked for them. As a result, I have known...

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Dear Straight, White, Male New Friend

(1) Comments | Posted November 26, 2014 | 5:46 PM

Dear straight, white, male new friend,

When you tell me you have confidence in yourself because you are a straight, white male, I am not sure if you are being sarcastic or if this is something you actually believe.

I would caution you, though, to be careful where and...

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Trayvon Martin: No Stranger to God

(16) Comments | Posted July 15, 2013 | 5:44 PM

Wracked with pain and rage about the outcome of the Trayvon Martin trial, even though instinctively I strongly suspected the jury would acquit George Zimmerman, I stopped to ask myself what scripture, progressive theology and experience might have to say about what this tragedy and travesty of justice represents. Here...

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