Graduate Theological Union


DSPT Symposium on Evangelism

Friday, January 27, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, January 28, 2017 (All day)

What is Important to Know for Evangelization in our Culture? Over 20 distinguished experts from a variety of fields of human endeavor will come together for a robust 2-day symposium that will provoke insights into faith, learning, and culture while helping inform current contexts of the preaching mission of the Dominican Order.

Opening Reception: Reverberating Echoes

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 5:00pm

Join us on January 31 for the opening of our exhibition, Reverberating Echoes: Contemporary Art Inspired by Traditional Islamic Art, curated by Carol Bier. This timely exhibition highlights the work of seven American artists of diverse backgrounds who draw inspiration from Islamic visual heritage. Through their artwork, these artists – Muslim and non-Muslim, women and men, residing in Blue states or Red states – remind us of the beauty and meaning that we can find by reaching across borders of religion and culture.

Doug Adams Gallery, 2465 Le Conte Avenue, Berkeley. Street parking available.

Event time: 5-7pm. The opening reception will feature music by Dror Sinai and friends. 


RSVP on Eventbrite- space is limited!

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 12:00pm

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Christopher J. Renz, O.P. Ph.D, Academic Dean, DSPT Travel -- Cathedral of Christ the Light Foundations of Catholic Liturgy (LSRA 1500 Fall 2016) ​

Presenter: Chris Renz (Spring 2016 CARe/GTU Arts Enrichment Grant Recipient) ​

Brown Bag Lunch Series: informal presentations by Graduate Theological Union students, faculty, and staff.

Located in CARe's Doug Adams Gallery. Bring your sack lunch! Hosted the first Friday of each month from 12-1pm.

Carol Bier on the Reverberating Echoes of Islam in Contemporary Art

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 7:30pm

Islamic art, with its interest in exploring two-dimensional space through geometric pattern, the effects of light on form, and the association of Arabic language and script with revelation, inspires contemporary American artists of diverse religious traditions.

WSR Reception to Honor New Female Faculty at GTU

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 5:00pm

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 5:00-7:00 pm

Dinner Board Room (3rd floor of GTU library) 2400 Ridge Road

ReIgnite Workshop at PSR

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 8:30am to Sunday, February 19, 2017 - 3:30pm

ReIGNITE:  A new program for those nearing retirement

Womanist Biblical Interpretation as a Tool for a Liberative Ethic

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:00pm

Women’s Studies in Religion hosts a Brown Bag Lunch with Professor Yolanda Norton

February 17, 2017 - 1-2pm GTU Student Lounge (Le Conte Building)

Bring your lunch for an informal presentation and conversation hosted by Women’s Studies in Religion.

From Labor to Reward: An Evening with Rev. Dr. Martha C. Taylor at SFTS

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 7:00pm

Join author Rev. Dr. Martha C. Taylor – who has served as both SFTS and GTU adjunct professor -- for an evening at SFTS discussing her newest book, From Labor to Reward.

Jewish Environmentalism: Faith, Scholarship, & Activism

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 (All day)

A CJS Event featuring Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, cosponsored by the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, in connection with the Russell Family Fellowship Conference.

time and location TBA

Judaism and the Science-and-Religion Dialogue: A Personal Journey

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 (All day)

A CTNS Public Forum with Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, in connection with the Russell Family Fellowship Conference

location and time TBA

In Pursuit of Perfection: The Misguided Transhumanist Vision

Thursday, March 9, 2017 (All day)

The 2017 Russell Family Research Conference with Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, "In Pursuit of Perfection: The Misguided Transhumanist Vision"

Sponsored by the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences

Registration required. Location and Time TBA 

Sustainable Societies: Interreligious, Interdisciplinary Responses

Friday, April 28, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, April 29, 2017 (All day)

A two-day conference sponsored by the Graduate Theological Union and the GTU's Mira and Ajay Shingal Center for Dharma Studies.