Graduate Theological Union

Previous Events

Who’s Afraid of Wisdom Verse?

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 3:00pm

Dada, Dido,
Dodo, Du Du:
Or, Who’s Afraid of
Wisdom Verse?

The Fourteenth Annual
Judith Lee Stronach Memorial Lecture on the Teaching of Poetry

Sunday Gallery Dialogues

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 2:00pm

Joing "Reverberating Echoes" curator Carol Bier as she engages in Sunday afternoon discussion with colleagues from the GTU. Presenter: Dr. Robert Russell, Center for Theology and Natural Science and Ian Barbour Professor of Theology and Science

Third Thursdays at BAMPFA

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 4:30pm

After gathering in the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive lobby at 4:30pm, we'll hear a short talk about an artwork on display. Then, we can amble around the museum and/or go have a drink in the café! Check in the a CARe staff member for a complimentary ticket. Presenter: TBA GTU students, faculty, and friends are all welcome. BAMPFA is located at 2155 Center Street, between Oxford Street and Shattuck Avenue, in downtown Berkeley. 

GTU Member School Commencement Activities

Thursday, May 18, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, May 21, 2017 (All day)

Commencement activities for each of the 8 GTU member schools will be held May 18-21, 2017. Click here for a chart with the date, time, and location where you can celebrate with the graduates from each school. 


 

Yoga in the Gallery

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:00pm

free | all levels welcome | no experience necessary 45 minute yoga class in the Doug Adams Gallery the third Wednesday of each month. Come in your work clothes and take a break! Mats provided. 

12-12:45pm. Led by Lily Manderville (RYT-200 and CARe's Programs Manager)

Finals Study Break

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 (All day) to Friday, May 19, 2017 (All day)

As the semester winds down, the GTU library invites you to a week's worth of fun and de-stressing events in the Collaborative Learning Space:   

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GTU Commencement 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 4:00pm

Join us for the 2017 GTU Commencement on Thursday, May 11, 2017, at 4:00 pm
PLTS Chapel, 2770 Marin Ave, Berkeley
watch live streaming video here

Commencement activities for the 8 GTU member schools will be held May 18-21. Click here to see the date, time, and location of the commencement for each school.
 

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 12:00pm

Presented by Michelle Favreault (Starr King) Freight and Salvage- Arts Enrichment Grant Report

Brown Bag Lunch Series: informal presentations by GTU 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.

 

Avivah Zornberg Lecture

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 9:30am

 

What if Joseph Hates Us”?  Closing the Book

First Annual CIS Student Symposium

Thursday, May 4, 2017 -
9:00am to 8:00pm

Click on event title to see full schedule displayed below 

 

 

Presentations by Candidates for GTU Director of Library Services

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 1:30pm
As Graduate Theological Union discerns new leadership for the Library, we would like input from faculty, staff and students! Join us as each candidate presents on the topic "The Ideal Library of the Future in Light of the Current State of Libraries" followed by an open session of discussion.

 

Story of the Prophet Joseph in Biblical and Qur’anic Narratives

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 5:30pm

Lectures by Dr. Todd Lawson, Professor Emeritus of Islamic Studies, University of Toronto and Dr. Robert Alter, Professor of Hebrew, Comparative Literature, and Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley. GTU Library Dinner Board Room, reception 5:30 pm and lecture 6:00-8:00 pm.

 

From Empathy to the Evolution of Compassion

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

A CTNS Public Forum featuring Professor Celia Deane-Drummond

Dinner Board Room, GTU Library
Free and open to the public.

Orthodoxies and Heterodoxies in Judaism & Islam

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:15pm

An interreligious event featuring lectures by Dr. Deena Aranoff and Dr. Nargis Virani. Cosponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies and the Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU, as part of the Madrasa-Midrasha program. GTU Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Rd., Berkeley.

Islamophobia & the End of Liberalism

Friday, April 21, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, April 23, 2017 (All day)

The 8th Annual Islamophobia Conference at UC Berkeley, cosponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU.

https://irdproject.com/islamophobiaconf/about-islamophobiaconf/


 

 

 

Muslim Youth and Islamophobia In An Age of Empire: A Canadian Perspective

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:00pm

Asian and Pacific Islander Program Initiative’s Annual Lecture Co-Sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies of Graduate Theological Union

Thursday, April 20, 2017 6:00 pm Reception; 6:30 - 8:00 pm Lecture Badè Museum Pacific School of Religion 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Speaker: Dr. Jasmin Zine, Professor of Sociology and the Muslim Studies at Wilfrid Luarier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Third Thursdays at BAMPFA

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 4:30pm

After gathering in the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive lobby at 4:30pm, we'll hear a short talk about an artwork on display. Then, we can amble around the museum and/or go have a drink in the café! Check in the a CARe staff member for a complimentary ticket. Presented by Dr. Rossitza Schroeder (GTU-CARe and PSR Associate Professor of Art & Religion). GTU students, faculty, and friends are all welcome. BAMPFA is located at 2155 Center Street, between Oxford Street and Shattuck Avenue, in downtown Berkeley. 

Yoga in the Gallery

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 12:00pm

free | all levels welcome| no experience necessary

45 minute yoga class in the Doug Adams Gallery the third Wednesday of each month. Come in your work clothes and take a break during you week. Mats provided! 12-12:45pm

Led by Lily Manderville (RYT-200 and CARe Programs Manager)

Zotero Workshop

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 12:30pm

We have completed Zotero workshops for the semester, but will be offering them again. You can view the online archived workshop from the youtube link. 

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Course Design and Moodle Workshops

Monday, April 10, 2017 (All day)

These workshops are designed to guide faculty and doctoral students through current issues in pedagogy and technology.  All workshops will take place in the Collaborative Learning Space (formerly the "Teaching Lab") in the library.  A workshop with two dates indicates that the workshop is repeated.  Doctoral students who complete four of the seven workshops and submit a "Teaching Philosophy" to Dr. Kyle Schiefelbein-Guerrero qualify for receiving an official letter of completion.

 

Sunday Gallery Dialogues

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 2:00pm
 

Sunday, April 9, 2-4pm, Dr. Rossitza Schroeder, Center for the Arts & Religion

and Pacific School of Religion Associate Professor of Art and Religion

 

 

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Poetry Reading

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 12:00pm

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Poetry Reading

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.

 

 

Aesthetics & the Divine

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 5:00pm

Join the Center for Jewish Studies, Center for Islamic Studies, and Center for Religion & the Arts at the Graduate Theological Union for "Aesthetics and the Divine," featuring Francesco Spagnolo and Carol Bier. 

Tuesday, April 4, 5:00 pm
Doug Adams Gallery
2465 Le Conte Avenue, Berkeley

Prospective and Admitted Students' Week, April 3-7, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017 (All day) to Friday, April 7, 2017 (All day)

*Registration for this event is now closed. To be added to the waitlist, you may fill out the online form available here or contact Admissions@gtu.edu for more information.

Join the GTU Online at the Virtual Grad Fair

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 9:00am

Students considering theological education are invited to join the GTU at a FREE Seminary & Theological Graduate School Virtual Fair. Our GTU Virtual Fair hours will be 9am Pacific to 5pm Pacific. We will have admissions staff and current students on hand to answer all questions. Register for the fair here.

Virtual Grad Fair

Revealing Texts: How Faith Communities Interpret Abortion

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 7:00pm

In “Revealing Texts: How Faith Communities Interpret Abortion” we'll hear Jewish, Christian, and Islamic scholars sharing their faith communities' texts. Ameena Jandali will share Islamic texts, Jim McGarry will share Catholic texts, and Deena Aranoff will share Hebrew and Rabbinic literature. We will learn how their traditions interpret these writings to create a world view on abortion.

Islam in China and Japan

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 12:00pm

A joint lecture by Dr. Kei Takahashi and UC Berkeley visiting scholar and sociologist, Dr. Yuting Wang from the American University of Sharjah in UAE. Co-sponsored by the Asia Project.

Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Rd., Berkeley

"Borders and Identity": Earl and Boswell Lectures at PSR

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 10:00am to Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 5:00pm

Pacific School of Religion and the Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion are hosting the 2017 Earl and Boswell Lectures March 17-18 in Berkeley, California. The goal of Borders and Identity is to equip leaders to stand for justice with all those on the borders and margins.

Third Thursdays at BAMPFA

Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 4:30pm

 

 

Asia Project 2017 Spring Colloquium

Thursday, March 16, 2017 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm

Yoga in the Gallery

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 12:00pm

Yoga in the Gallery

free | all levels welcome | no experience necessary

Looking for a break during your work week? We offer a 45 minute yoga class in the gallery the third Wednesday of each month.

Come in your work clothes to stretch, meditate, and prepare yourself for the second half of the workday.

Don't worry! Mats are provided.

 

Guides for the Perplexed: Aquinas and al-Ghazali on the Moral Life

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 7:30pm

Marianne Farina, CSC, DSPT Professor of Philosophy and Theology, will explore the theological ethics of Imam Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (1058-1111) and Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274).

The Taubman Lectures

Monday, March 13, 2017 (All day)

MONDAY, MARCH 13 TO THURSDAY, MARCH 16: THE TAUBMAN LECTURES, 2017: "ON HERESY" WITH DAVID BIALE 5:00pm: The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94709

Dillenberger Lecture Series: Pseudo-Arabic as a Marker of Christian Identity in Middle Byzantine Art and Architecture

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 5:00pm

​“Things” can help us understand social identities, relationships, and practices in the medieval world, especially in situations where textual documentation is minimal or completely absent. In this lecture, Dr. Alicia Walker explores how pseudo-Arabic motifs on medieval Christian buildings and objects materialized social identities and spiritual authority among monastic communities across the eastern Mediterranean, thereby attesting to an interconnectedness that is only thinly documented in the written record. 

25th Annual Reading of the Sacred Texts with Dr. Stephen Crist

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

Reading of the Sacrd Texts Flyer The GTU's 2017 Reading of the Sacred Texts features Dr. Stephen Crist who will be speaking on "The Life and Times of a Lutheran Hymn: 'Ah, Holy Jesus,' Then and Now."

In Pursuit of Perfection: The Misguided Transhumanist Vision

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:00pm

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. Richard S. Dinner Board Room, GTU, 2400 Ridge Rd., Berkeley, 3rd Floor 

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

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 7:00pm

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

Richard S. Dinner Board Room, GTU, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley, 3rd Floor

PLTS Luther Lecture: "Luther and Women"

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 9:00am

PLTS's 2017 Luther Lecture features Dr. Else Marie Wiberg Pedersen of Aarhus University, Denmark

Luther Lecture: "Luther and Women"

PLTS Chapel of the Cross

WSR Celebrates International Women's Day

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 (All day)

The GTU Women's Studies in Religion program and its partners throughout the GTU consortium are sponsoring a series of events in celebration of International Women's Day, March 8. See the listing below or download a copy of the flyer.

A Day without Women

Saffron Cross: A Story of Interfaith Marriage

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

Flyer for Saffron Cross event photo of Rev. Dana Trent and Fred EakerCan a Christian and a Hindu, both ordained in their respective religious traditions, have a successful interfaith marriage? What are the most challenging aspects of this kind of partnership? Does interfaith marriage have its advantages over traditional marriage or partnerships?

Jewish Environmentalism: Faith, Scholarship, & Activism

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 5:00pm

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.

Sunday Gallery Dialogues: Dr. Munir Jiwa

Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 2:00pm

Join “Reverberating Echoes” curator Carol Bier, Islamic Art Historian and CIS Visiting Scholar, as she engages in conversation with Dr. Munir Jiwa, Director, Center for Islamic Studies and Associate Professor of Islamic Studies.

 

CARe Brown Bag Lunch Series: Su-Chi Lin

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 12:00pm

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Presented by: Suchi Lin (PhD candidate, GTU, with a concentration on art and mission)

Title: Who do you Say that I Am?: Jesus Christ in Visual Art

 

Designing Your Life Worth Living: A Conversation with Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 7:30pm

Dr. Amani Nuru-Jeter, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Community Health Sciences at UC Berkeley will moderate a conversation between authors of the recently published best-seller, Designing Your Life, Bill Burnett, Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford and Dave Evans, Co-founder, Life Design Lab and Lecturer, Stanford Design Program, Management Consultant and Co-founder of Electronic Arts.

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.

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.

CTNS Naming Event and Reception

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 4:00pm

The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences at the Graduate Theological Union is thrilled to host a special event on Thursday, February 16, celebrating a $2 Million pledge from renowned scientist Francisco J. Ayala. This generous gift will complete the $4M endowment of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences, which will be restyled The Francisco J. Ayala Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences in Dr. Ayala’s honor.

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

Opening Reception for Reformation Exhibit

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 6:00pm

On Wednesday, February 15, at 6:00 pm, the GTU Library is hosting an opening reception for its spring exhibit commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The exhibition will highlight historical works by Martin Luther and his contemporaries, along with the ways Protestant anniversaries have been celebrated through the years. The exhibit cases will include a Luther Bible (1535 with hand colored prints) as well as early editions of works by Martin Luther, Philip Melanchthon, Jean Calvin, Johann Eck and others. The exhibit will run from February 13 through May 2017. 

Zaytuna College Lecture Series

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 6:00pm

Black History Month Lecture: "The "Negro" in Afro-Arabian Muslim Consciousness" by Dr. Abdullah Ali
Zaytuna College, 2401 Le Conte Ave, Berkeley, CA

 

Scriptures and Revelation in the Abrahamic Traditions

Monday, February 13, 2017 - 12:00pm

In celebration of Interfaith Harmony week, please join CIS and CJS for an enlightening talk by Dr. Mahmoud Ayoub. 
GTU Library Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Road Berkeley, CA 94709

Gallery Dialogues: Carol Bier and Judith Berling in Conversation on the Reverberating Echoes Exhibition

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 2:00pm

Doug Adams Gallery, 2465 Le Conte Ave, Berkeley 

Carol Bier and Judith Berling in conversation on the Reverberating Echoes Exhibition

Solidarity in a Divided Time: A GTU Community Conversation

Friday, February 10, 2017 - 11:30am

All GTU Students, Faculty, and Staff are invited to participate in a community conversation on the theme of "Solidarity in a Divided Time." 

11:30am – 1:00pm, GTU Student Lounge, 2465 Le Conte Ave, 1st Floor

Light refreshments will be provided.


Solidarity in a Divided Time

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

Illustrated Lecture with Carol Bier

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 7:30pm

The Hillside Club (2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley) is hosting this illustrated lecture by CIS Visiting Scholar Carol Bier, curator of the exhibition, Reverberating Echoes: Contemporary Art Inspired by Traditional Islamic Art, on display at the Doug Adams Gallery from January 31-May 26, 2017.  This lecture is co-sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies and the Hillside Club.

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.

Community Forum: Meet the Artists

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 3:00pm

Join us at the Doug Adams Gallery for a special program! Tour the exhibition, Reverberating Echoes: Contemporary Art Inspired by Traditional Islamic Art, with six of the featured artists, guided by curator Carol Bier. After the tour, stay to mingle with the artists and enjoy the show. In co-sponsorship with Center for the Arts & Religion at the Graduate Theological Union.

 

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!

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.

2017 King and Faith Lectures

Friday, January 13, 2017 (All day) to Monday, January 16, 2017 (All day)

The GTU is proud to be among the consponsors of the 2017 King and Faith lectures, presented by the Northern California Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Foundation. This annual lecture series is part of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration events held yearly in San Francisco each January and seeks to engage the wider scholarly, theological, clerical, and lay communities in contemporary contemplation of Dr. King, his message, and his symbology.

Library Software Upgrade: Jan. 11th

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 (All day)

We will be migrating our server to off-site on Wednesday January 11th.

While we don't anticipate any issues and hope to complete the move before the library opens, the following services might be affected:

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Yoga in the Gallery

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 12:00pm

free | all levels welcome | no experience necessary

Join us for an hour-long session by registered yoga teacher Lily Manderville (CARe Programs Manager). Open to all GTU member school students, faculty, and staff. Comfortable work clothes recommended. Please bring a hand towel and water bottle. 2nd Wednesday of each month, 12-1pm.

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 12:00pm

Tantric Polyamory in Hollywood

Michelle Mueller, Ph.D, GTU, CARe Fall 2015 Grant Recipient

Scholarship Across Divides: Jewish and Islamic Studies in Conversation

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 6:30pm

Thursday, Dec 1 Reception 6:30 pm, Lecture 7:00-8:30 pm, GTU Library Dinner Boardroom, 2400 Ridge Road 

Perspectives on Jewish Art & Islamic Art

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 12:45pm

Magnes Museum, 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94720


 

GTU Reception at AAR/SBL

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 8:00pm

All GTU alumni, students, and prospective students are cordially invited to the GTU reception at the annual meetings of AAR/SBL in San Antonio.

Third Thursdays at BAMPFA

Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 4:30pm

After gathering in the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive lobby at 4:30pm, we'll hear a short talk about an artwork on display. Then, we can amble around the museum and /or go have a drink in the café! Check in with a Center for the Arts & Religion (CARe) staff member for a complimentary ticket.

 

ReIgnite Workshop at PSR

Thursday, November 17, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, November 20, 2016 (All day)

ReIGNITE is a four-day workshop for late-career professionals exploring transitions to nonprofit or social justice work. Reflect on the deepest personal values that bring meaning and passion to your life, create an action plan to turn these personal passions into an “Encore Career” and connect with a supportive community of others who share your desire for meaningful engagement in society. For more information, visit www.igniteatpsr.com/reignite

Art for Human Rights at BAMPFA

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 4:00pm

Please join CIS at BAMPFA to view works from Fernando Botero's Abu Gharib series, followed by reflections and discussions by Dr. Munir Jiwa.
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) | 2155 Center Street
Nov 11, 4-6 pm 

 

 

GTU Post-Election Teach-In & Talk-Out

Friday, November 11, 2016 - 11:30am

All GTU students, faculty, staff, and friends in the larger community are invited to join us in the GTU Student Lounge (1st Floor, 2465 Le Conte Ave.) on Friday, November 11th, anytime between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm for the opportunity to reflect/share/process post-Election 2016. This event is hosted by the GTU Dean's Office.

 

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Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 7:00pm
Dr. Elizabeth Liebert, Professor of Spiritual Life at San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS) will deliver the 2016 Distinguished Faculty Lecture: “Academic Life and Scholarship as Spiritual Practice.” You can watch the live webcast here: portal.stretchinternet.com/cluadmin/full.htm?eventId=323471&streamType=video

CTNS Faculty Showcase

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 7:00pm

A sampling of theology and science research by faculty from around the GTU. 

Confirmed Speakers:

Yoga in the Gallery

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 12:00pm

free | all levels welcome | no experience necessary

Join us for an hour-long session by registered yoga teacher Lily Manderville (CARe Programs Manager). Open to all GTU member school students, faculty, and staff. Comfortable work clothes recommended. Please bring a hand towel and water bottle. 2nd Wednesday of each month, 12-1pm.

A Cry for Justice in Hymnody: Featuring the Hymns of Dan Damon

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 5:00pm

Join us for an evening rich in music and fellowship, featuring the hymns of Dan Damon, FHS, an internationally published writer of hymn texts and tunes. This event is cosponsored by the GTU's Center for the Arts & Religion, ABSW, and the hymn society in the US and Canada.

When: Sunday, November 6, 5:00 pm

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Friday, November 4, 2016 - 12:00pm

Discussion of Aesthetic Iconography as it Relates to Death

Presenter: Jim Sienkiewicz, CARe Writing Prize Recipient, Fall 2015, second year Art & Religion PhD Student in West African Art & Religion, GTU

Phenomenology of Religious Experience Conference at PAOI

Friday, November 4, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, November 5, 2016 (All day)

Left Coast Chamber Ensemble Performance

Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 5:00pm

In collaboration with our exhibition, The Hermitage of Landscape: Works by Nicholas Coley, August 30 - December 9, 2016, Doug Adams Gallery, 2465 Le Conte Avenue, Berkeley.

"High Places" by John Luther Adams and other music for cello, percussion, and violin.

Left Coast Performers: Anna Presler, Leighton Fong, and Loren Mach.

Light Through Darkness: The Resilient Sikh Tradition

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 7:00pm
A lecture by Dr. Rahuldeep Singh Gill
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
6:30 pm reception; 7:00 pm lecture
 
Richard S. Dinner Board Room
Graduate Theological Union Library
2400 Ridge Rd., Berkeley, CA 94709
 

Aquinas on Beauty

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 7:30pm
DSPT's Blackfriars Gallery hosts this presentation by Fran O'Rourke, PhD

The Past Is a Foreign Country: Poland Confronted with Holocaust History

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 5:00pm

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 "The Past Is a Foreign Country: Poland Confronted with Holocaust History" with Dr. Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs and Dr. Sven Erik-Rose.

 5:00pm: Graduate Theological Union | Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA 94709

The Call to Ministry: A Vocational Forum for Students

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 7:00pm

New College Berkeley, a GTU affiliate, hosts this free event for undergraduate, graduate, and seminary students, to be held at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, 2407 Dana St., Berkeley. 

Ritualizing Environmental Change, Rethinking Religion

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:30pm

The GTU, in collaboration with the Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study of UC Berkeley, is pleased to announce a three-day long workshop on environmental change and ritualized relationships with the other-than-human world.

"This Fragile Earth" at CDSP

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 10:30am

Join us at Church Divinity School of the Pacific for a day of theological reflection, discussion and worship as we explore the church’s response to the crisis of climate change. Speakers will include former Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, who is the current St. Margaret’s Visiting Professor of Women in Ministry; Bishop Marc Andrus of California, CDSP President and Dean W. Mark Richardson, and Professor Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, professor of theological and social ethics at CDSP and Pacific Lutheran Seminary of California Lutheran University.

Sojourner Truth, Photography, and the Fight Against Slavery

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 4:00pm

Please join CIS at BAMPFA to view the exhibit, followed by informal reflections and discussion by Dr. Munir Jiwa.

Berkeley Masjid Visit

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 1:00pm

Being Queer and Muslim in the Age of Trump

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 6:30pm

Sahar Shafqat will deliver PSR's Seventh Annual Georgia Harkness Lecture on October 20, 2016 in the PSR Chapel at 6:30pm. Dr. Shafqat is Associate Professor of Political Science at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She has a B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.

Asia Project Fall Forum: New Voices of Asia and Oceania

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 12:30pm

This forum will be a place where doctoral students present their work on Asia/Oceania-related issues. The event is open to the public, and free lunch (delicious Asian cuisine!) wil

CTNS 35th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 7:00pm

This event will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences as well as CTNS's new beginning as a program of the Graduate Theological Union. There will be brief statements from the key players in the transition to be followed by a reception. We hope to see you there to help us celebrate this milestone in the history of CTNS.

Berkeley Masjid Visit

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 1:00pm

The Marriage Plot, a Conversation with Naomi Seidman

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 5:30pm

The GTU's Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies is hosting an event celebrating the publication of Dr. Naomi Seidman's long-awaited work, The Marriage Plot Or, How Jews Fell in Love with Love, and with Literature (Stanford University Press).  Dr. Seidman will be speaking about her latest book in conversation with Stanford University's Dr.

PSR Founder's Day Celebration

Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 4:00pm

To mark 150 years of boldly transforming communities and congregations, Pacific School of Religion will celebrate Founders’ Day on Sunday, October 9. Please join us!

Bishop Yvette Flunder (CMS ‘95, MA ’97), founding pastor of City of Refuge United Church of Christ and presiding Bishop of The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, will serve as preacher.

CARe Brown Bag Lunch Series: Visions of Nature

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 12:00pm

Presenter: Karen Sjoholm, MA, REACE

October 7 | 12-1pm | Doug Adams Gallery, 2465 Le Conte Avenue, Berkeley

This presentation will explore the ways that contemporary artists and poets around the world are seeking to illuminate the beauty, spirituality, and challenges of the human relationship with nature. An experiential creative exercise will be included in the presentation. No art experience is necessary.

The Lunar Calendar in Judaism and Islam: 10.6.16 12:30pm

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 12:30pm

The Lunar Calendar in Judaism and Islam Thursday, Oct 6 12:30-2:00 PM GTU Library Dinner Boardroom 3rd Floor 2400 Ridge Road Please join us to Celebrate Rosh Hashanah & the Islamic New Year. This event will be led by Prof. Deena Aranoff and Prof. Abdullah Ali, and will provide an overview of the Lunar Calendar in both traditions, the convergence of Rosh Hashanah and the Islamic new year, and Yom Kippur and Ashura.

Shanti: A Journey of Peace

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 3:00pm

You are cordially invited to attend the upcoming performance of Shanti: A Journey of Peace, a spectacular multi-media musical production that fuses western choral and orchestral music with Indian musical and dance elements.

Annual Book Sale, September 30

Friday, September 30, 2016 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

The Flora Lamson Hewlett Library's annual book sale will be held in Henry Mayo Newhall Plaza in front of the library from 10 am to 3 pm on Friday, September 30.

This year there is a remarkable selection of books for Masters of Divinity students.  Hard cover books are $2.00; paperbacks, $1.00. A few books may be priced slightly higher. Arrive early for the best selection.

The James A. Noel Symposium: Black Religion, Materiality, and the Atlantic World

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 1:00pm

Please join friends, colleagues, and former students of the late Rev. Dr. James A. Noel, Ph.D. for an academic symposium discussing the four key issues of the African-American experience that shaped his work.

And Then I Killed Him: Soviet Jewish Veterans of World War II Speak of Encountering Perpetrators of the Holocaust,” with Anna Shternshis

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:45pm

Thursday, September 29th
“And then I killed him: Soviet Jewish Veterans of World War II Speak of Encountering Perpetrators of the Holocaust,” with Anna Shternshis  

12:45pm: Graduate Theological Union  | Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA 94709

 

In the evening, Anna will be speaking at another event:

GTU Students, Staff, and Faculty of Color Welcome Reception

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 4:30pm

Please join us for this opportunity to meet and greet students, staff, and faculty of color from across the GTU Consortium. Refreshments will be provided.

The event is hosted by the GTU Consortium Student Affairs Officers. For more information contact Kathleen Kook, GTU Dean of Students.

Where: Bade Museum, PSR, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley

From Greed to Green: The Art & Science of Sustainable Living in India

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 12:00pm

The GTU's Mira and Ajay Shingal Center for Dharma Studies presents His Grace Gauranga Dasa Prabhu speaking on sustainable living as showcased by the Govardhan Ecovillage in India. Response by Devin Zuber of the Center for Swedenborgian Studies.

RSVP Required for lunch and presentation. Email cds.gtu@gmail.com

GTU Welcome Reception

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 3:30pm

The GTU Dean’s Office invites all members of the GTU Consortial Community to a Welcome Reception on Wednesday, September 21st, at 3:30pm in the GTU Student Lounge and Doug Adams Gallery (1st floor of the GTU building at 2465 LeConte Avenue)). At 4pm, there will be a brief program to introduce new faculty and visiting scholars. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

PLTS Founders Day Celebration

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 9:00am

The 2016 Founders Day lecture at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary will feature PLTS's Ted Peters and astronomer Dr. Pamela Gay of Southern Illinois University speaking on, "Taking a Cosmic Perspective: Expanding God into the Expanding Creation: A Dialogue Between a Scientist and a Theologian.”

GTU students may attend for half-price [only $10] (which includes lunch from Sunrise Catering).

Other GTU personnel may attend as well, registering as ‘General.’

CTNS Student Showcase

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 7:00pm
To kick off the 2016-2017 school year the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences will give a sampling of the kinds of science and religion research being done at the GTU by doctoral students.
Confirmed Speakers:
  • Alan Weissenbacher, Ph.D. candidate currently finishing his dissertation. His presentation is entitled “Practical Neuroscience for the Pews”
  • Braden Molhoek, 2016 graduate. His presentation is entitled “Original Righteousness Contributes to the Inevitability of Sin?”

CARe's Third Thursday at BAMPFA

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 4:30pm

Join the GTU's Center for the Arts & Religion (CARe) for a new monthly event at the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA).

On the third Thursday of each month, we'll gather in the lobby at BAMPFA at 4:30 to hear a short talk about a piece of artwork currently on display, and then we can amble around the museum or enjoy a drink in the cafe.

WSR Fall Reception

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 5:30pm
WSR welcomes students throughout the GTU consortium who are either currently enrolled in or interested in the Women’s Studies in Religion Certificate to its Fall Reception!

CARe Brown Bag Lunch

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 12:00pm

Join the Center for the Arts & Religion for the first brown bag lunch of the semester featuring a presentation on "Babylon, New Jersusalem, and the Brooklyn Bridge: Modern Vastations in American Art" by Meredith Massar, GTU PhD Candidate in Art & Religion, and CARe/GTU Grant Recipient, Spring 2016.

Where: Doug Adams Gallery, 2465 LeConte Avenue, Berkeley 

Mercy: The Heart of Peace, An Interfaith Meeting of Prayer for Peace

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 5:45pm

Hosted by the Archdiocese of Oakland, Mercy: the Heart of Peace will embody the message that peace lies at the heart of religion, and that believers are called to be peacemakers and instruments of mercy. GTU President Riess Potterveld will be among those offering public prayers at the event, which features participants representing multiple faith traditions.

Starr King Symposium: Our Songs Know Who We Are

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 9:00am

The Fifth Annual Starr King Symposium, featuring Dr. Ysaye M. Barnwell

First Unitarian Church of Oakland
August 30, 2016, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Marriage Plot, with Naomi Seidman

Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 5:30pm

The GTU's Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies is delighted to inform you about the publication of Dr. Naomi Seidman's long-awaited work, The Marriage Plot Or, How Jews Fell in Love with Love, and with Literature (Stanford University Press).  Dr. Seidman will be speaking about her latest work at two upcoming events sponsored by CJS. The first will be: 

Crossing Realities: Shin Buddhism and Globalization

Friday, August 19, 2016 - 1:00pm

UPDATE: Please note updated program and time.

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of Institute of Buddhist Studies incorporating as a seminary and graduate school, the 2016 Numata Lecture will be held on Friday, August 19, 2016.

This year’s Numata Lecture will be:

The Path of Bhakti and Its Relevance for Contemporary Life

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 6:30pm

The Mira and Ajay Shingal Center for Dharma Studies at the GTU is pleased to announce a symposium on "The Path of Bhakti and its Relevance for Contemporary Life.” His Holiness Radhanath Swami Maharaj will offer the keynote address, closing remarks, and will sign copies of his acclaimed new book, The Journey Within: Exploring the Path of Bhakti. Dr. Graham Schweig and Dr. Rita Sherma will present on the significance of Bhakti for personal and global challenges.

2016 Summer Foreign Language Courses at the GTU

Monday, July 11, 2016 (All day) to Friday, August 5, 2016 (All day)
The GTU offers intensive summer language courses in French, German, and Spanish, designed to prepare registered students for the modern foreign language exam. Taught by experienced language instructors, the courses focus on grammar, building vocabulary, and translation practice for three hours a day for four weeks. Each class culminates with a modern foreign language exam. Tuition is $650.
 

Sylvia Ludins Collection

Monday, June 20, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, September 15, 2016 (All day)

The works of Sylvia Ludins (1909-1965), an artist who last exhibited 70 years ago,  are on display in the library of the Graduate Theological Union. The exhibit will run through Sept 15th, 2016.

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A Vigil in Solidarity with Orlando

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 9:08am

Join the GTU community as we gather for prayer, support, and solidarity in honoring the victims of the Orlando shooting.

Where: Pacific School of Religion, Chapel of the Great Commission, 1798 Scenic Ave. Berkeley

When: Monday, June 13, 2016, 4:00 pm 

SAT: Summer Spirituality Series

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 (All day) to Wednesday, June 22, 2016 (All day)

The School of Applied Theology cordially invites you to their Summer Sabbatical: The Summer Spirituality Series throughout the month of June 2016. Download this certificate to receive a scholarship offering a 40 percent discount on tuition for any summer course. This year's lineup features:

Learning as Collaborative Conversation: Celebrating the Scholarship and Teaching of Judith Berling

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:00am to Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 12:30pm

On May 25-26, 2016, the GTU will be holding a two-day symposium celebrating the scholarship of Dr. Judith Berling and her 29 years of service as a faculty member and administrator with the GTU. You can watch a live video stream of conference sessions using these links:

Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and New Muslim Youth Culture

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 2:00pm

Center for Islamic Studies at GTU would like to invite you to attend a book reading with Hisham Aidi, author of Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and New Muslim Youth Culture.

Annual Drexler Lecture 2016: Religious Liberty

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 6:00pm

Defending & Extending Religious Liberty for All: How Are We Doing?

Avivah Zornberg: Axe for the Frozen Sea Within Us - Law and Violence

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 9:00am


After the Revelation at Sinai, civil laws are given – many of them in the form of short narratives that describe how the violence of human aggression is to be met by the violence of the law. We will explore midrashic, hassidic and psychoanalytic sources that deal with the problem of integrating aggression and empathy.
Friday, May 13th, 2016 9:00am | Pacific School of Religion, Mudd 100 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley CA 94709

2016 GTU Commencement--with Live Video

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 4:00pm

The 2016 GTU Commencement Exercises will be held on Thursday, May 12, at 4:00 pm, in the chapel at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, 2770 Marin Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94708. The event abounds with academic regalia, music, admittedly, a few speeches, and time to introduce each graduate to the community where the graduate receives a diploma and is invested in the hood of her/his degree.

Wednesday May 11th, CJS Commencement Reception 3:30pm

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 3:30pm

Wednesday May 11th, CJS Commencement Reception 3:30pm 2465 Le Conte Avenue | Student Lounge | Berkeley, CA 94709 Prior to the GTU-wide commencement reception, CJS will gather to celebrate the accomplishments of graduating students. Following the CJS reception, the festivities will continue across the street at:

CARE's Brown Bag Lunch Series

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 12:00pm

"The Book as Spiritual Vessel"Genealogy of Jesus, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2002, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission.  All rights reserved.

Guest Speaker: Karen Sjoholm, CARE Instructor, Spring 2016

Reception Celebrating Arthur Holder at the GTU

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 4:30pm

The Graduate Theological Union cordially invites the GTU community to a reception in honor of Arthur G. Holder as he retires as the GTU Academic Dean after 14 Years of Inspirational and Devoted Leadership.

The event will be held in the Dinner Board Room (3rd floor, GTU Library) on Thursday, May 5, 2016, from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm.

Presentations by President Reiss Potterveld and other members of the GTU community will begin at 5pm

The Qur'an as Epic with Todd Lawson

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 12:00pm

The Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU cordially invites you to attend Dr. Todd Lawson's presentation, "The Qur'an as Epic." This event will be moderated by Dr. Mahan Mirza, and promises to be a wonderful experience!

When: May 4, 2016 12pm-2pm
Where: Graduate Theological Union, Richard S. Dinner Boardroom, 3rd floor of Flora Lamson Hewlett Library 2400 Ridge Road Berkeley CA

 

Containing the Rising Ride of Islamophobia: OPEN Silicon Valley Forum

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 1:00pm

Anti-Islamic rhetoric is spreading across America like wildfire as fear-mongering tactics and crass statements by politicians continue to create an ominous climate at home for Muslim-Americans.

Laudati Si' with Dr. Sylvia Hood Washington

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, April 28, 2016 (All day)

The School of Applied Theology in partnership with the Cathedral of Christ the Light, Our Lady of Lourdes, and St. Columbia cordially invite you to attend a three-day series on Laudati Si' with Dr.

The Dancing Mind/Queer Black Bodies

Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 6:30pm

Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion & Ministry’s Ninth Annual Boswell Lecture
April 21, 2016   6:30pm Lecture | Reception to Follow

Pacific School of Religion, Chapel
1798 Scenic Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

 

WSR's Annual Poetry Slam

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 6:30pm
 

Microaggressions in Ministry and Beyond

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 6:30pm

A book presentation by GTU alum Angela Yarber, continuing Starr King School for the Ministry's celebration of the 10th anniversary of its Master of Arts in Social Change program.

Ancient Iconography in a New Context: Byzantine Monosandali and Their Monastic Audiences

Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 2:00pm

Ancient Iconography in a New Context: Byzantine Monosandali and Their Monastic Audiences
Genealogy of Jesus, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2002, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission.  All rights reserved.

Remembering my Father Abraham Joshua Heschel: An Interview With Susannah Heschel 4/11/16

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 5:00pm


Join us for an interview with Susannah Heschel in which she will reflect upon the life and legacy of her father, Abraham Joshua Heschel. Rabbi Heschel (1907-1972) was a prolific scholar, philosopher, and civil rights activist who worked closely with Martin Luther King Jr.  Heschel's writings on ethics, theology, revelation and law are perhaps the most formative contributions to Jewish thought in the twentieth century.

GTU Grad Fair

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 11:00am

Prospective and Admitted Students are invited to attend the GTU Grad Fair!

Saturday, April 9th, 11am-2pm*

GTU Library’s Dinner Boardroom

2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley

This event will include a faculty panel and includes opportunities to meet with current students and admissions representatives from member schools and centers. 

*We will begin the program promptly at 11am

Old Texts, New Understandings

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 9:00am

T.V. Moore Lecture Series at SFTS, Friday, April 8

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PLTS Luther Lecture with Cynthia Moe-Lobeda

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 9:30am
Cynthia Moe-Lobeda Speaks on "Climate Justice, Hope, and a Lutheran Ethic of Love Incarnate"
 

Asia Project: Spring Event

Monday, April 4, 2016 - 12:30pm

You are cordially invited to New Voices of Asia and Oceania, the GTU Asia Project Spring Student Conference. Come enjoy delicious Asian cuisine and the presentation of three GTU PhD Candidates' projects. The presenters are: 

CARE's Brown Bag Lunch Series

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 12:00pm

Genealogy of Jesus, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2002, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission.  All rights reserved.

Poetry Reading

WSR Spring Reception 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 4:30pm

Women's Studies in Religion at GTU cordially invites you to our Spring Reception. This event brings together faculty, students, staff, and their families for fellowship and to share all the Women's Studies Program has to offer! Come learn more about our certificate program, upcoming events, and opportunities to become involved.

Light refreshments will be served.

Labyrinth Moon Walk

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 7:00pm

Please join San Francisco Theological Seminary for the first quarterly Labyrinth Moonwalk of 2016 on Wednesday, March 23, from 7:00–8:30pm. Gaze at the stars and enjoy beautiful views of Mt. Tamalpais under a full moon while walking the labyrinth, a contemplative exercise that focuses the mind and renews the spirit; time spent here is healing and refreshing.

Celebrating Grace Lee Boggs

Friday, March 18, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, March 20, 2016 (All day)

In celebration of the Detroit-based activist and philospher Grace Lee Boggs (1915-2015), we are honored to invite you to commemorate Grace's life and ideas with a weekend of action and celebration in the Bay Area, March 18, 19, and 20, 2016.

IBS: Ryukoku Lecture

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 2:00pm

Please join Institute for Buddhist Studies for our annual Ryukoku Lecture, which will be given by Dr. Eisho Nasu, professor of Shin Buddhist Studies in the Department of Shin Buddhist Studies at Ryukoku University, Ryukoku University, Kyoto. Both lectures are free and open to the public.

When:
Lecture One: March 7, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Lecture Two: March 9, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

SAC Spring Doctoral Student Forum

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 - 3:30pm

Family, Commitments, and Graduate School: Balancing Personal Life, Academics, and Religious Commitments

The Student Advisory Committee invites you to attend a panel and open discussion with current PhD students about finding balance in the doctoral program.

When: Wednesday, March 16th 2016 3:30-4:30pm
Where: GTU Student Lounge, 1st Floor LeConte Building, 2465 LeConte Avenue Berkeley CA

Something Within: A Musical Celebration in Honor of Women's History Month

Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 5:30pm

In honor of Women's History Month, and part of their on-going Artist-In-Residence Series, City of Refuge UCC kindly invites you to attend, "Something Within." This very special evening is a celebration of women composers and hymn writers. "Something Within" is co-sponsored by the Women's Studies in Religion at the GTU.

Beyond Destruction: Archaeology & Cultural Heritage in the Middle East

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 6:00pm to Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 4:00pm

Sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley, with support from the Bade Museum of Biblical Archaeology.

March 11
6:00 pm keynote by Dr. Patty Gerstenblith of DePaul University with Reception and Tours to follow at Bade Museum of Biblical Archaeology. Location: Bade Museum, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley.

Coffee with the President

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 9:00pm

The Student Advisory Committee cordially invites you to come enjoy morning coffee and conversation with GTU President Riess Potterveld!

When: Wednesday, March 9th 9:00 - 10:30 am
Where: President's Office, 3rd Floor GTU Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA

 

CARE's Brown Bag Lunch Series

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 12:00pm

"Illuminating Abraham: The Saint John's Bible and Jewish-Christian Dialogue"Genealogy of Jesus, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2002, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission.  All rights reserved.

Guest Speaker: Jonathan Homrighausen

Unpacking Islamophobia: What Christians Should Know About Islam

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:45pm

In a climate of fear, misinformation, and generalization, how can we equip ourselves to speak and act in solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters? Dr. Jiwa from Center of Islamic Studies, GTU, and President and Dean Mark Richardson of CDSP will meet in conversation at CDSP to discuss the reality of Islam. This event will be available via livestream.

When: Thursday, March 3rd, 7:45pm
Where: Tucson Common Room, CDSP Campus, 2451 Ridge Road Berkeley CA 94709

IBS: Winter Symposium

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 1:00pm

The 2016 Institute of Buddhist Studies Winter Symposium, held in conjunction with the Buddhist Churches of America National Council and co-sponsored by the Center for Buddhist Education, will take place on March 3 in Visalia, California.

CARE: Current Art Exhibit

Thursday, March 3, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, March 27, 2016 (All day)

Crossings/Mojándose: Works by Sandra C. Fernández

On view through May 27, 2016
CARE’s Doug Adams Gallery Regular Gallery Hours
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays | 10am-3pm 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley

Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts

Sunday, February 28, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, May 8, 2016 (All day)

The Center for Islamic Studies would like to encourage you to attend an exciting exhibit at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco February 25- May 8 entitled, Pearls on a String: Artists Patrons and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts.

Panel Discussion: Mark Baum: Life, Painting, Spirit

Saturday, February 27, 2016 - 2:30pm

Dr. Elizabeth Peña, Executive Director of the GTU's Center for the Arts, Religion, and Education is among the panelists for a conversation about “Mark Baum: Life, Painting, Spirit" at Krowswork Gallery in Oakland. Other panel participants include:

JSTB Lecture Series Part One: the Art of Science & Icons

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 12:40pm

 

Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University is hosting a series of three webinars on the subject of art, religion and science, which is sponsored by a generous grant from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). 

SAT Hosts "Journey of Faith, Journey of the Universe: The Lectionary and the New Cosmology"

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 7:00pm

The School of Applied Theology would like to invite you to attend a book reading of Journey of Faith, Journey of the Universe: The Lectionary and the New Cosmology on February 25th 7-9pm. 

The Technology of Transformation: Sacred Texts and the Divine Feminine

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 7:00pm

Dr. Rita Sherma, Director of the GTU's Center for Dharma Studies, will speak at the 24th Annual Reading of the Sacred Texts. 

PLTS: Book Forum Honoring David Balch

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 1:30pm

The Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary will be honored with your presence at the a Book Forum on Dr. David Balch’s latest book: Contested Identities and Images being held at PLTS on February 24th at 1:30pm. 

Pan-Asian Hindu Art from the Collection of the GTU Center for Dharma Studies

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (All day)

An exhibit featuring art and materials from the Center for Dharma Studies and from the GTU and SFTS Special Collections is on display from February 24 through May 30, 2016.

Among the highlights of the exhibit cases are:Saraswati

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25th Annual Aquinas Lecture

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 7:30pm

DSPT invites you to attend their 25th Annual DSPT Aquinas Lecture on Tuesday, February 23rd 2016.

New Directions in Sephardic Studies: Monday February 22nd, 9:30am

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 9:30am

New Directions in Sephardic Studies: Monday, February 22nd, 9:30 am
Graduate Theological Union Dinner Board Room
2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA 94709 

SFTS Hosts Core Ensemble, "Ain't I a Woman"

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 7:00pm

 

San Francisco Theological Seminary, located on the skirts of downtown San Anselmo, is pleased and excited to host Core Ensemble’s presentation of “Ain’t I a Woman“ on Thursday, February 18, 7:00 pm in historic Montgomery Chapel, 5 Richmond Road, San Anselmo. 

Sacred Dance: Hula and Okinawan (Performance & Discussion)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 1:30pm

The Center for the Arts, Religion and Education presents "Sacred Dance: Hula & Okinawan" featuring performance and discussion with Michael Pili Pang and Yukie Shiroma.

Where: CARE's Doug Adams Gallery, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley

When: February 16, 1:30 - 3:00 pm

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Walking through Country Australia

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 7:30pm

Please join the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology and the Asia Project of GTU for an exciting lecture series!

First Lecture: The Dreaming, Tuesday February 9th, 7:30PM, DSPT Room 1,  2301 Vine St, Berkeley, CA 94708

School of Applied Theology Open House

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 4:30pm

One of them is celebrating fifty years of life; the other, fifty years of religious life:

The SAT Directors Carrie Rehak & Celeste Crine, OSF invite you to join them for their “50/50” Celebration at the School of Applied Theology.

Please arrive at 3PM if you would like to enjoy an experience of Sabbatical with one of our three presenters:

Institutionalizing Islamophobia: Critiquing the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Framework and Emerging Programs

Friday, February 5, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, February 6, 2016 (All day)

 

The Center for Islamic Studies at Graduate Theological Union invites you to attend an important upcoming conference, Institutionalizing Islamophobia: Critiquing the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Framework and Emerging Programs.

Homebrewed Christianity: Interview and Panel

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 8:00pm

The Graduate Theological Union will host Tripp Fuller and his Homebrewed Christianity podcast. (http://homebrewedchristianity.com/category/podcast/)

Fuller, who is pursuing a PhD in theology at Claremont Graduate University, says that his popular podcast brings listeners "the best nerdy audiological ingredients so you can brew your own faith."

The Forty Rules of Love: A Dramatic Reading by Hassan El Jai

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 7:00pm

Two, very different contemporary characters discover romance in a dramatic reading of best-selling novel The Forty Rules of Love by acclaimed Moroccan theater, voice, film, and TV performer and translator Hassan El Jai (recently performed at Form Mason in SF). Elif Shafak’s novel follows the lives of a Jewish-American housewife and a Sufi Muslim based in Amsterdam and the unlikely love they develop for each other. El Jai&r

SAT: Joy through Movement - Tai Chi Chih®

Monday, February 1, 2016 - 7:00pm to Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 7:00pm

Movement Meditation -  Joy through Movement - Tai Chi Chih®

Series I
Feb: Mondays, 7-8PM: 1, 8, 16 (note, Tuesday), 22, 29

Series II
March: Tuesdays, (7-8PM) 8, 15, (Note: no class 3/21), 29, April 5, 19

Where: School of Applied Theology, 5890 Birch Court, Oakland, CA 94618

Artists, Aesthetics and the Natural World: Olivier Messiaen’s From the Canyons to the Stars

Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 1:00pm

Prof. Kathryn Barush (Art History and Religion, GTU/JST) is participating in the panel on The Natural World, Immensity and Wonder as part of the upcoming symposium Artists, Aesthetics and the Natural World:  Olivier Messiaen’s From the Canyons to the Stars on January 30th.

Moral Leadership for Climate Justice

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 6:15pm

An evening with Tim DeChristopher at Starr King School for the Ministry
2441 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley


Arabic: Language of the Quran, An Exhibit

Saturday, January 16, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, March 20, 2016 (All day)

From January 16th through March 20th, the San Francisco Library and the Islamic Art Exhibit will present Arabic: Language of the Quran. This exhibit and related programs are supported by many institutions, including GTU's Center for Islamic Studies. 

Exhibit:
When: January 16-March 20th, 2016

King and Faith Lectures in SF

Friday, January 15, 2016 (All day) to Monday, January 18, 2016 (All day)

From Ashes: Works by Colette Walker

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 (All day) to Friday, January 22, 2016 (All day)

 

Understanding and Countering Islamophobia

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 (All day) to Monday, January 11, 2016 (All day)

A GTU Intersession Public Engagement Course taught by Dr. Munir Jiwa, Director of the Center for Islamic Studies, and Dr. Hatem Baziam, director of the Islamophobia Research Documentation Project, Center for Race and Gender, UC Berkeley.

When: January 5-8, and 11, 2016, 10 am - 5 pm

Where: GTU Library, Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Rd., Berkeley

In Solidarity Against Islamophobia

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 3:00pm

Challenging recent Islamophobic rhetoric, leaders from Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, and Muslim traditions unite for illuminating dialogue and action in solidarity with Muslim communities.

WHEN: Thursday, December 17th

WHERE: "Holy Hill," intersection of Le Conte and Scenic Avenues, Berkeley, CA

WHAT:

Spoken Word and Performing the Word

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 7:00pm

Two ABSW classes of students across the GTU want to offer a combined presentation of Spoken Word and Performed Word for their colleagues and friends. What better way to end the Fall Semester!!

Love, Art and Devotion: Sacred Objects, Sacred Moments and Ars Mystica

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 (All day) to Friday, February 12, 2016 (All day)

applied cross of linen is tapestry—woven in green and red wool. The Flora Lamson Hewlett Library presents a new exhibition, Love, Art and Devotion: Sacred Objects, Sacred Moments and Ars Mystica, that runs from December 8, 2015 to February 12, 2016.

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Panel on the Paris Attacks

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 5:00pm

This panel discussion is organized by the iGov Program at UC Berkeley, in partnership with several co-sponsors including the GTU's Center for Islamic Studies. Speakers will include Prof. Saba Mahmood, Prof. Judith Butler, and many others.

Location: Booth Auditorium at UC Berkeley

December 2, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

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GTU Reception at AAR & SBL

Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 7:00pm

Connect with GTU faculty, students, alumni, and administration--and greet our 2015 Alumna of the Year, Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado--at the GTU reception at the AAR & SBL Annual Meeting. Prospective students are encouraged to RSVP to Andrea Sheaffer, so we can welcome you. 

Opportunities and Challenges of Teaching Islamic Studies in Theological Seminaries

Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 9:00am

 

Munir Jiwa, Director of the Center for Islamic Studies, is a panelist for this Theology and Religious Reflection Section co-organized by the International Institute of Islamic Thought at the American Academy of Religions Annual Meeting this month.

When: Saturday, November 21, 9:00-11:00am
Where: Marriott, Atlanta GA

 

New Perspectives on Early Lay Dominicans - Fr. Augustine Thompson, OP

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 7:30pm

Discovery of previously unknown documents and better understanding of the religious culture of the laity in the Italy of St. Dominic and St. Francis have radically changed the accepted narrative for the origins and development of the "Penitents of St.

Deep Caring & Social Change: Tending to Souls Who Suffer

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 7:00pm

Starr King School for the Ministry presents another “10 Years of MASC” anniversary event!

GTU Graduate Fair for Prospective Students

Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 2:00pm

The Graduate Theological Union invites you to its annual Graduate Fair on Sunday, November 8th from 2-4:30pm. Learn more about the GTU and its programs through faculty and students panels and discuss program options with Admissions staff. All interested in the Master of Arts programs at the GTU or its member schools are encouraged to attend.

Come & See! Prospective Student Event at PSR!

Friday, November 6, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, November 7, 2015 (All day)

Pacific School of Religion (PSR), a multi-denominational seminary committed to equipping spiritually formed, theologically rooted leaders for social transformation, 

2015 Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 7:00pm

Dr. William O’Neill, Associate Professor of Social Ethics at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University (JST-SCU), will deliver the 2015 Distinguished Faculty Lecture entitled, “A Terrible Beauty: Reimagining Human Rights.”

Fifty Years Of Catholic-Jewish Relations: The Gains And The Challenges

Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 12:30pm

Thursday, November 5th. 12:30pm. GTU Dinner Board Room. 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA 94709. 

Fifty years have passed since the promulgation of Nostra Aetate, the Vatican II statement on interreligious relations that shifted the Catholic Church's perception of its relationship with Judaism and the Jewish People. While not all points of tensions have been removed, the relationship is now viewed through a fundamentally positive lens .The gains of the last half century will be highlighted and the remaining challenges will be discussed at this talk. 

Faithfully Feminist Book Forum

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 6:00pm

GTU Doctoral Candidate Corinna Guerrero, who teaches at both ABSW and JST, is among the contributors to Faithfully Feminist: Jewish, Christian, & Muslim Feminists on Why We Stay. Join her for a conversation about that book and the role of women in religion. Monday, November 2, from 6:00 to 6:40, in the chapel at American Baptist Seminary of the West, 2606 Dwight Way, Berkeley.

Jesuit School of Theology Prospective Student Information Session

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 6:00pm

Please join JST Admissions Department for an informational session about the exciting programs at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara. This is a wonderful opportunity to imagine your future as a JST student, connect with helpful staff, and begin planning your graduate education! Pleasefor this event so we can know to plan for you!

"The Redemption of Science" presented by Professor Terrence Deacon

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 7:00pm

In the first of the JST Religion & Culture lecture series, Dr. Deacon will deliver a presentation titled “The Redemption of Science.” He will propose a theory to naturalize teleology and make steps toward a reconciliation between the “hard” sciences and considerations of meaning and value.

 

When: October 21, 7:00pm
Where: Gesu Chapel at the Jesuit School of Theology, 1735 LeRoy Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

Feast of Grace: Photographic Illustrations of Biblical Narratives

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 (All day) to Friday, November 6, 2015 (All day)

Now through November 6, we invite you to view and contemplate "Feast of Grace: Photographic Illustrations of Biblical Narratives," a photography exhibition presented by Su Chi Lin, GTU doctoral student and JST doctoral affiliate.

Multi-Faith Transgender Summit 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, October 17, 2015 (All day)

The Eighth Annual Multi-Faith Transgender Summit will bring together religious activists, leaders, students, and practitioners from across a variety of faith traditions to explore intersectionalities of religion and trans* identities. This 3-day event will include workshops, discussion groups, and academic presentations.

Library Workshops

Tuesday, October 6, 2015 (All day)

We haven't scheduled workshops for Fall 2016. If there is something you'd like to learn about email us at library@gtu.edu, call 510-649-2501, or chat us. 

Please visit our LibGuides for help in many areas of theology. 

 

Questions? library@gtu.edu 510-649-2501

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GTU Celebrates Publication on Asian American Cultures

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 6:30pm
GTU faculty members and other contributors will celebrate on the publication of their encyclopedia Asian American Religious Cultures on Thursday, October 1. The event will be held in the Dinner Boardroom in the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library beginning at 6:30. 
 

The Heartbeat of the Prophetic

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 6:00pm

Join Starr King School for the Ministry as it begins its celebration of 10 years of the Master of Arts in Social Change (MASC) degree. Professor Marc Ellis will present his latest book, The Heartbeat of the Prophetic, which is a collection of his personal reflections on the deepening exile of Jews of conscience who embody the prophetic. Marc Ellis is an internationally renowned scholar and is the retired University Professor of Jewish Studies at Baylor University.

GTU Welcome Reception

Thursday, September 24, 2015 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm

The GTU Dean’s Office invites all members of the GTU Consortial Community to a Welcome Reception on Thursday, September 24th, 4:30pm in the GTU Dinner Boardroom (3rd floor, GTU Library). At 5:15pm, there will be a brief program to introduce new faculty and visiting scholars. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Sacred Seasons: Pilgrimage, Piety, and Personal Transformation in Judaism and Islam

Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 1:00pm

Sunday, September 20th, 1:00pm. 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA 94709.
In 2015, the period between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur almost precisely overlaps with the period of the Hajj, which culminates in Eid al-Adha on the day after Yom Kippur. This public program will explore many of the shared themes of this season, including repentance, pilgrimage, and sacrifice.
Introduction: 1pm
Panel: 1:15pm

The Gospel of the Moment

Friday, September 18, 2015 - 7:00pm to Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 3:30pm

A weekend workshop with Jim Conlon, Ph.D., at The School for Applied Theology.

September 187-9 pmSeptember 19, 9 am - 3:30 pm (lunch provided), followed by Mass.

With optional ongoing sessions (see website for details)

CEUs available

CTNS Student Showcase

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences announces the 2015 Student Showcase. Come hear about the research of students in Science and Religion at the Graduate Theological Union:

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Daekyung Jung, Divine Action and the Origin of Life: Theistic Evolution and Semantic Divine Action

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Where Religion Meets the Law

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 12:45pm

 

Where Religion Meets the Law: Religious Rights, Religious Minorities, and the US Constitution. A Graduate Theological Union and Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies Event in honor of Constitution Day. September 17th, 2015, 12:45pm. Hedco Room, 2465 LeConte Avenue. Lunch will be served.

Welcome Reception for Students, Faculty, and Staff of Color

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 4:30pm

GTU students, faculty, and staff of color are invited to this welcome reception hosted by GTU Student Services. For more information, contact Kathleen Kook.

Easton Hall, 2401 Ridge Rd., Berkeley

Starr King School for the Ministry Symposium 2015: Remembering Our Wholeness

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 (All day)

Please join Starr King School for the Ministry for a day of study, dialogue, ritual celebrations, food, music, art and community-building celebrating the Spirit of Life. Our Annual Symposium connects all Starr King School's students, faculty, staff, trustees, graduates, and communities as we cultivate multi-religious, counter-oppressive, just and sustainable communities.

SFTS Labyrinth Moon Walk

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 8:30pm

Gaze at the stars and enjoy beautiful views of Mt. Tamalpais while walking the labyrinth, a contemplative exercise that focuses the mind and renews the spirit. Enjoy quiet string music by Daniel Berkman on kora. Refreshments provided. 

Our next Labyrinth Moon Walk will be Thursday, August 27, from 8:30 to 10 p.m. San Francisco Theological Seminary. 105 Seminary Road, San Anselmo. The event is free.

Artists' Talk with Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 5:00pm

Artists’ Talk

Mining the Collection: Finding Meaning in the Mess

In CARE’s Doug Adams Gallery

Guest Speakers: Judith Selby Lang & Richard Lang

Moderator: Lydia Brawner

Featuring a performance by Bob Marsh

Co-sponsored by the Badè Museum of Biblical Archaeology

Institute of Buddhist Studies Hosting 17th Biennial IASBS Conference

Thursday, August 6, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, August 9, 2015 (All day)

The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to host the 17th Biennial meeting the International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies.

Registration is now open! Housing is provided at the Jodo Shinshu Center and the Berkeley Club.

Mining the Collection: Finding Meaning in the Mess

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 (All day) to Friday, August 28, 2015 (All day)

Please come enjoy, contemplate, and experience the interactions of this exciting collaborative exhibit. Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang will contribute pieces from their collection, which bring attention to the problem of plastic pollution through colorful and sensitive artwork created from these plastic remnants. The Langs will also work with Badè Museum curators to explore & select pieces for display from the Museum's Iron Age Tell en-Nasbeh collection, from which we we have a legacy of pottery sherds and ceramic figurines.

Summer Sabbatical and Sprituality Series by the School of Applied Theology

Monday, June 8, 2015 (All day) to Wednesday, June 24, 2015 (All day)

The School of Applied Theology would like to invite you to its third annual Summer Spirituality Series being held in June.

This program is open to laity, priests, deacons, and women and men religious looking for a richer spiritual life. We invite people to take some Sabbath time, step back from the day-to-day demands of their ministry, relax with God, and care for their spirit.

Labyrinth Moon Walk

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 8:30pm

Labyrinth Moon Walk

San Francisco Theological Seminary

Enjoy the beautiful vista of Mt. Tamalpais and surrounding hills while walking the Geneva Terrace Labyrinth under the light of the stars and the full moon. Focus your mind and enter a peaceful, meditative state while enjoying live acoustic guitar music.

Art and Design: Islamic Geometric Patterns

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 5:00pm

Join us at this unique illustrated presentation and hands-on workshop on the art and design of Islamic geometric patterns with Carol Bier, Visiting Scholar with the Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union and former Curator at The Textile Museum in Washington, DC.

After a brief illustrated introduction to Islamic ornament in ceramic tile, carved woodwork, and illuminated manuscripts, we will explore the basic principles that underly geometric patterns in Islamic art through hands-on activities. Using paper-folding and coloring exercises you will learn to visualize circles and centers and the intersecting axes of grids that allow for the repetition of designs to create a pattern. Come to understand the organization of historical designs and find your own forms of expression through the use of color and symmetry.

 

"Head of Passes" plus panel discussion at the Berkeley Rep

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 8:00pm

The Graduate Theological Union, along with the Center for the Arts, Religion, and Education and the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, invite you to join us for a discussion following the May 14, 2015 performance of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Head of Passes, which is based in part on the Book of Job.

The discussion will occur in the Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s cafe following the performance and include a panel of experts, including:

"Jews in Contemporary Poland: Their Attitudes Towards Assimilation, Religion, and the Holocaust" by Dr. Sebastian Rejak

Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 12:00pm

Join us to hear Dr. Rejak, the author of Jewish Identities in Poland and America: The Impact of the Shoah on Religion and Ethnicity, speak on Jewish issues in contemporary Poland. 
Location: 180 Doe Library, U.C. Berkeley Campus
Time: Tuesday, May 5th 12:00-1:00pm


Aesthetics and Politics of Exhibitions: Museums, Muslims, Memory

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 12:00pm

A CARE brown bag lunch, featuring Dr. Munir Jiwa, CARE Fall 2014 Grant Recipient, who presents on the research he conducted on the representation and use of Islamic art/history in institutions from New York to Doha, the mobilization of aesthetic capital, and the cultivation of new museum subjects and publics. Institutions studied include the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha Qatar; Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; Metropolitan Museum of Islamic Art, New York; and Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada.

CircumNavigators: Exhibit at Flora Lamson Hewlett Library

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 5:00pm to Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 5:00am

The Flora Lamson Hewlett Library will be hosting an art exhibit entitled CircumNavigators, by Christel Dillbohner and Danae Mattes from April 30 - November 15, 2015.Please join us for a reception for the artists on April 30th, 6pm-8pm with a special event, "Interval at the Atrium" at 7pm. Special thanks to the Jane Dillenberger Fine Arts Endowment for making this exhibition possible.

"Following the Road of Fire": The Emergence of Teilhard de Chardin's Panchristic Mysticism during the First World War by Ursula King

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 7:00pm

Please join us for an exciting lecture about Teilhard de ChardinSixty years after the death of the great Jesuit paleontologist and theologian, Dr.

Islamic Identity in the West

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 7:00pm

Featuring Som Pourfarzaneh, associate director of the GTU's Center for Islamic Studies, with Muhammad Umar Faruque, Naweed Mohabbat, and Furyal Maymood of UC Berkeley.

Location: Evans 87, University of California, Berkeley

 

 

“'Sing – now! – to God!' Miriam and Moses.” With Avivah Zornberg.

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 9:00am
The history of Miriam, the prophetess who speaks enviously of her brother Moses, offers an intimate glimpse of the tensions between brother and sister, both leaders, both prophets. Midrashic material will illuminate this mysterious relationship.

 

Monday, April 27th, 2015. 9:00am.  Easton Hall, 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA 94709. 

Trivia Night at the Museum: Art, Archaeology & Religion

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 5:30pm

Join us for an evening of pizza, draft beer, and trivia!

Bring your friends and build a team to win a prize! 

Location: Doug Adams Gallery
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Free Admission!

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Sixth Annual International Conference on the Study of Islamophobia

Thursday, April 23, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, April 26, 2015 (All day)

Hosted by the Center for Race and Gender at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union.

Location: UC Berkeley Law School

Schedule to be announced. For more information, visit the Center for Race and Gender's Islamophobia website.  

“Geometric Patterns in Islamic Art.”

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 11:00am

An illustrated lecture by CIS Visiting Scholar Carol Bier, one of many programs offered as part of the inaugural National Math Festival in Washington DC, sponsored by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (Berkeley) and the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton) in cooperation with Smithsonian Institution. The festival is “dedicated to discovering the delight and power of mathematics in everyday life.”  11AM (repeated at 1PM) Location: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

#BlackLivesMatter: The Spirit of Protest Discussion

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 9:00am

The BlackLivesMatter class at the Graduate Theological Union, sponsored by the American Baptist Seminary of the West, Pacific School of Religion & the Center for Social and Spiritual Transformation, invites the community to join them for a special class session.

Asia Project Green Tea Conversation: Major Trends in Interreligious Dialogue

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 12:00pm

Join in a Green Tea Conversation with Dr. Moses Punumaka. He will share his reflections on two international conferences in Melbourne & Seattle that addressed interreligious dialogue.
Please bring your lunch. Tea & snacks will be provided. Free & Open to the Public.
Location: Graduate Theological Union Library, Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA
Time: 12pm-1:30pm
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Roads to Paradise: Eschatology and Concepts of the Hereafter in Islam

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 12:00pm

Lecture by Dr. Todd Lawson, Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto.  Co-sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies. 12PM-2PM Location: Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, Graduate Theological Union, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA, 94709.

Student Event: Student Advisory Committee Student Forum

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 12:30am

Please join the Student Advisory Committee, Dean Arthur Holder, and Dean Kathleen Kook for a conversation about the GTU Ph.D. program.
Please refer to the recent report emailed from Dean of Students, Kathleen Kook.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided!
Location: GTU Student Lounge, 2465 LeConte Avenue, Berkeley CA
Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm
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Thinking Through De-Colonization: Un-Reforming Islam and Contesting Eurocentric Epistemic Structures

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Pacific School of Religion at the Graduate Theological Union will be hosting the second Tolson lecture of the semester by Dr. Hatem Bazian Monday, April 13, at the Badé Museum (Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709). There will be a reception at 6PM, followed by the lecture at 7PM.  This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies.

2015 Surjit Singh Lecture

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 2:00pm

The 2015 Surjit Singh Lecture on Comparative Religious Thought and Culture is entitled "Interreligious Relations as Friendship: M.K. Gandhi and Charles Freer Andrews." Our featured speaker is Dr. Anantanand Rambachan, professor of religion at Saint Olaf College in Minnesota.

2:00 Reception

Aesthetics and Politics of Exhibiting Muslim Artists in New York City

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 6:30pm

Lecture by Dr. Munir Jiwa, director of the Center for Islamic Studies 

Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305

“Encountering the Silk Road in Western China: Then and Now.”

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 7:30pm

Lecture and discussion with CIS Visiting Scholar Carol Bier, inspired by her recent travels in western China (eastern Turkestan), addressing perplexities she encountered with regard to geography and the environment, ethnicity and identity, religion and the arts along ancient trade routes. Location: The Hillside Club, Berkeley CA (www.hillsideclub.org).

“Forging Islamic Authority: Navigating Text and Context in the Modern World.”

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 8:00am

Second Annual Zaytuna College Conference on Higher Education. Co-sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies. 8AM-7PM Location: Zaytuna College, 2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709 (http://zaytuna.org/static/2nd_annual_zaytuna_college_conference_on_higher_education).

Walking the Camino Film Screening

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 5:15pm

Film Screening at JST and special Q&A with Annie O’Neil - pilgrim and co-director! It is a must-see for anyone interested in pilgrimage or the Way of Saint James - as the New York Times proclaimed, “Viewer beware: The impulse to take a hike is strong. Wear sturdy shoes.”
The evening kicks off with a liturgy at 5:15 pm and a simple soup supper starting around 6:00pm – or feel free to just come along for the film and discussion beginning at 6:45.

Calendrical Convergence: Passover, Easter and the Sacred Season

Monday, March 30, 2015 - 12:30pm

Please join us as for an informal panel discussion of the Jewish and Christian holiday calendars. Featuring: Rabbi Stephen Pearce,  His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas, Sr. Barbara Green, and Dr. Deena Aranoff. Monday, March 30th, 2015. 12:30pm. HEDCO Room, 2565 LeConte Avenue, Berkeley CA 94709.

Reception for Naomi Seidman: March 16th, 1:00pm

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 1:00pm

The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union cordially invites you to a reception in honor of Naomi Seidman for twenty years of inspirational scholarship, teaching and leadership at the GTU. 

Please join us for the event on March 16th, 2015 at 1:00pm at the GTU Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA. We look forward to gathering Naomi’s students, colleagues, and close collaborators to celebrate her achievements. 

"Translation, Migration, Conversion: New Directions in Jewish Bible Translation and Beyond."

Sunday, March 15, 2015 - 1:00pm to Monday, March 16, 2015 - 5:00pm

Sunday: Easton Hall, 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA 94709, 10:15am. 
Monday: GTU Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA 94709, 9:30am. 
 

“Thinking Through De-Colonization: Un-Reforming Islam and Contesting Eurocentric Epistemic Structures.”

Friday, March 13, 2015 - 7:00pm

Monday, April 13, 6PM Reception, 7PM Lecture

“Thinking Through De-Colonization: Un-Reforming Islam and Contesting Eurocentric Epistemic Structures.”  Tolson Lecture by Dr. Hatem Bazian.  Co-sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies.  Location: Badé Museum, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709.

"Exploring Icons: From Veneration to Preservation" Panel Discussion

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 5:00pm

The Center for the Arts, Religion, and Education is hosting this panel discussion.

5:00-7:00pm.     Light refreshments provided.

Panelists include:

·         His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas, Director, Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute

·         Dr. Rossitza Schroeder, CARE/PSR Assistant Professor of Art & Religion, and Doug Adams Gallery Guest Curator

·         Elisabeth Cornu, Art Conservator

CIS Open House

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:30am

The Center for Islamic Studies invites colleagues, friends, supports, and community members to their Open House to meet fellow CIS students, professors, staff, and community members. Refreshments provided. 2452 Virginia Street, Berkeley CA 94709

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Life as Sacred Text: The Life and Times of a Tibetan Buddhist Monk

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 7:00pm

The GTU's 23rd Annual Reading of the Sacred Text event features a lecture by the Venerable Thepo Rinpoche, the 8th Thepo Tulku. The 7:00 pm lecture is preceded by a reception at 6:30.

Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Rd, Berkeley 

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Invisibility = Death

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 12:00pm

Justin Tannis, Managing Director of the Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies in Religion & Ministry at the Pacific School of Religion, will lead an examination of three HIV+ artists, Juan Gonzalez, Albert Winn, and David Wojnarowicz and the ways in which their work embodies the efforts to make the suffering of those impacted by HIV/AIDS visible.  Doug Adams Gallery, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA 

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International Women's Day Celebration: Advancements, Challenges and International Cooperation

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 7:00pm

The International House at UC Berkeley hosts this celebration and panel discussion focusing on women’s accomplishments as well as barriers to gender equality, moderated by Professor Minoo Moallem, UC Berkeley Gender & Women’s Studies Department. Panelists include Nathalie Delrue-McGuire, Consul General of Belgium; Cassie Doyle, Consul General of Canada; Ana Valenzuela, Consul General of El Salvador and Hilde Skorpen, Consul General of Norway.

Muslim-Christian Dialogue in Java: A Theological Immersion

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 -
5:15pm to 8:15pm

Muslim-Christian Dialogue in Java: A Theological Immersion

Presenters: Jesuit School of Theology Students

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Tuesday, March 3 at JST Building

5:15pm Prelude: Catholic Mass at JST Chapel

6:00pm Community Soup Supper

6:45pm-8:15pm Main Event: Student's Presentation and Q&A

This event is sponsored by the Jesuit School of Theology and GTU Asia Project

** Free and open to the public **

“The Qur’an: With or Against the Bible?”

Saturday, February 28, 2015 - 5:00pm

Islam & Authors Book Reading with Dr. Ejaz Naqvi, “The Qur’an: With or Against the Bible?”  Followed by Q&A.  Suggested donation: $10 Adults, $5 Students.  Co-sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies. Location: Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, 1433 Madison Street, Oakland, CA 94612

Jazz and the Geopolitics of Malcolm X

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 6:00pm

Lecture by Hisham Aidi, author of Rebel Music: Race, Empire and the New Muslim Youth Culture. Sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies.

Richard S. Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Rd., Berkeley

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Tibetan Art Exhibition Opening

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 3:00pm

In Celebration of Tibetan Year 2142: Year of the Wood Sheep

Lecture by Dr. Christopher Veniamin at PAOI

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 7:30pm

Dr. Christopher Veniamin, a prominent Orthodox Patristics scholar, will give a public lecture at the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute on Tuesday, February 10 at 7:30pm, entitled "Theosis: The Orthodox Understanding of Salvation in St. Silouan the Athonite and Elder Sophrony of Essex."  The evening will start at 6:00pm with the Divine Liturgy in the PAOI chapel, followed by dinner before the lecture begins at 7:30pm. 

"Pragmatism…she widens the field of search for God”

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 5:00pm

A talk by Distinguished Professor Joan Richardson. 

Co-sponsored by CARE (GTU), the Swedenborgian House of Studies (GTU), and the Center for the Study of Religion (UC Berkeley)

Tuesday, February 10th, 5:00 PM—7:00 PM
370 Dwinelle Hall (Level G), UC Berkeley Campus

Earthlings: Religion in an Age of Climate Change

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 1:00pm

What is the role of religious traditions in the planetary crisis? Join scholars of different traditions in a symposium on this pressing topic. This conference will feature speakers including Michael Lerner, Marcia Falk, and scholars from throughout the GTU to discuss this issue.

Sunday, February 8th, 1:00pm. Easton Hall, 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA 94709. 

CIS Spring 2015 Events Calendar

Friday, January 30, 2015 (All day) to Wednesday, May 6, 2015 (All day)

Womanist Symposium 2015

Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 8:00am

"But Who Do You Say I Am?" is the theme for the GTU's third annual womanist symposium at American Baptist Seminary of the West, 2606 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94704. Keynote speaker will be Rev. Dr. Linda E. Thomas, professor of theology and anthropology at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Respondents and panelists for the day includes Dr. Valerie Miles Tribble, Dr. Jacqueline Thompson, Rev. Sandra Blair, Rev. Dr.

Islam and Belief: At Home with Religious Freedom

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 3:00pm
A lecture by Abdullah Saeed, co-sponsored by the Zephyr Institute, Zaytuna College, and the Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union.

Zaytuna College, 2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley

Major Trends in Interreligious Dialogue: Reflections on Melbourne and Seattle Conferences

Thursday, December 11, 2014 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Asia Project: Green Tea Conversation

"Major Trends in Interreligious Dialogue: Reflections on Melbourne and Seattle Conferences"

Join in a Green Tea Conversation with Dr. Moses Penumaka.

He will share his reflections on the two international conferneces this year:

1. Paths to Dialogue in Our Age

International Theological Conference: Interfaith Dialogue

May 26-29, 2014, Melbourne, Australia

 

Reading the Qu'ran in the 21st Century

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 6:00pm
Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, 1433 Madison St., Oakland, CA 94612

GTU Alumni Reception at AAR/SBL

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 8:00pm

Join us as we honor our 2014 Alumna of the Year, Dr. Suzanne Holland (PhD, '97). Harbor Terrace at the Grand Hyatt, 1 Market Place, San Diego. Please RSVP by November 14 to alumni@gtu.edu, 510-649-2431. GTU alumni, faculty, students, and prospective students welcome.   

Abraham: An Interfaith Panel

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 7:30pm

Featuring Omid Safi, Ali Ataie and John Kaltner. Event co-sponsors include the Center for Islamic Studies and American Baptist Seminary of the West. Zaytuna College, 2401 Le Conte, Berkeley.

Symbols of Transformation: Jesus & Mary in the Teachings of Ibn 'Arabi

Friday, November 14, 2014 - 6:45pm to Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 5:00pm

Zaytuna College, 2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley

Hasidism Reconsidered

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 2:00pm

November 13th 2014 | 2:00-8:00PM | GTU Library Board Room | 2400 RIDGE RD | Berkeley CA 94709

From its inception, the phenomenon of Hasidism has provoked a series of still unsettled questions. What accounts for the astounding popularity of the 

GTU GRADUATE FAIR

Sunday, November 9, 2014 -
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Graduate Theological Union Library
Dinner Board Room
2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709
 
To find out more, or to reserve a place, please contact: admissions@gtu.edu, 510/649-2460 or 800/826-4488.
 

 

Disquiet Time

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 7:00pm

Join editorsDisquiet Time Cathleen Falsani and Jennifer Grant, as well as contributing authors Tripp Hudgins (GTU doctoral student), Jay Johnson (professor at PSR), Carolyn Reyes (PSR alum), and Anna Broadway for a conversation about the new book, Disquiet Time: Rants and Reflections on the Good Book by the Skeptical, the Faithful, and a Few Scoundrels. American Baptist Seminary of the West, 2606 Dwight Way, Berkeley.

2014 Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 7:00pm

Dr. Christopher Ocker, Professor of Church History at San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS), will deliver the 2014 Distinguished Faculty Lecture entitled, "Reformations that Matter (and Some that Don’t)."

Nufa Gukuru- My Spirit Dances, Majikina Honryu

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm

The Graduate Theological Union Library invites you to a reception Nufa Gukuru- My Spirit Dances, Majikina Honryu in celebration of Formless Form, the Art of Sho, recent works by Ronald Y Nakasone.

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Ex Oriente Lux: Luxury Textiles and Oriental Carpets

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:30am

Carol Bier, visiting scholar at the GTU's Center for Islamic Studies, will be offering a lecture and discussion at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco as part of the museum's series on "The Arts of the Islamic World."  Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

SFTS Center for Innovation in Ministry Lauch

Thursday, October 16, 2014 (All day) to Friday, October 17, 2014 (All day)

Join San Francisco Theological Seminary’s new Center for Innovation in Ministry for a two-day symposium that will lead us to explore the following question: How can we leverage the power of games to tackle the issues of poverty, hunger, and violence? Keynote speaker Jane McGonigal, a game designer and researcher for the Institute for the Future, along with a variety of respondents, will help ministry leaders explore innovation in their ministry contexts. Please go to www.sfts.edu/CenterLaunch for more information.

Sukkot/Tabernacles/Booths/Huts: What's in a Name?

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 12:30pm

CJS lecture with Dr. Leonard Greenspoon, Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization, Creighton University

In the sukkah, at 2465 Le Conte, Berkeley. Lunch Provided.

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CTNS Public Conference

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 1:00pm

UCB Graduate School Fair

Thursday, October 9, 2014 -
11:00am to 3:00pm

Cal Rec Sports Facility, Field House Gym

Come and talk to representatives from the GTU at the UC Berkeley Graduate School Fair.

Contact admissions@gtu.edu or 510.649.2465 for more information.

 

 

 

What Makes a Bible Translation Good?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 - 7:00pm

New College Berkeley presents What Makes a Bible Translation Good?  with U.C. Berkeley professor Richard Rhodes, Tuesday evening, October 7, 7 p.m. Berkeley Covenant Church, 1632 Hopkins, Fireside Room

 

There are many translations of the Bible to choose from. Some are closer to the original languages and some read more like natural English. This seminar will ask how we evaluate which versions are better or worse.

 

Sukkah Building Party

Monday, October 6, 2014 - 12:30pm

Sponsored by the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies 

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Movie Night Presented by Asia Project

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 6:30pm

Join the Asia Project for Green Tea conversations over the movie Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter...and Spring, directed by Kim Ki-Duk. Conversation after the movie will be facilitated by Dr. Scott Mitchell, Chair of the Asia Project. Download Flyer

GTU Library Book Sale

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

Can't get enough books?  Come to the annual GTU Library book sale on the Library Plaza and choose from hundreds of books all on sale for $1-2.  People go wild for these books so be sure to get there early for the best selection!  There will be refreshments provided.

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WSR Welcome Reception

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 11:30am

You are warmly invited to attend the first WSR event of the year, which brings together faculty, students, staff, and their families to enjoy brunch and explore all that the Women's Studies certificate program has to offer. No RSVP necessary. Doug Adams Gallery, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley.

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Inaugural Lecture of the Karen Lebacqz Endowment in Ethics

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
"The Rainbow of Justice: Illuminating The Character and Manifestations of God's Justice"
 

CTNS Student Showcase

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:00pm
Come to learn about the kinds of research students studying science and religion at the GTU are doing. 7:00 pm in the Dinner Board Room of the GTU Library. Sponsored by The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences.  

Overlooking the Obvious: The Binding of Isaac Revealed in Literature and Poetry

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 12:30pm

Overlooking the Obvious

In this lecture Stephen Pearce, currently a visiting scholar at he Graduate Theological Union, willl discuss the Binding of Isaac with other scholars from the Bay Area.  Prior to teaching at the GTU, Rabbi Pearce served Congregation Emanu-El as the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Senior Rabbi from 1993 to 2013. 

 

 

GTU Welcome Reception

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 3:30pm

The GTU Dean’s Office invites all members of the GTU Consortial Community to a Welcome Reception on Wednesday, September 17th, 3:30pm in the GTU Dinner Boardroom (3rd floor, GTU Library). At 4pm, there will be a brief program to introduce new faculty and visiting scholars. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. If you have questions or need additional information, contact Angela Muñoz, GTU Dean’s Office at amunoz@gtu.edu or 510/649-2440.

What is Shmita? Jewish Views on the Sabbatical Year

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 12:30pm

Rabbi Yedidya (Julian) Sinclair will bring his expertise as a professor, developer of solar energy, and rabbi to provide new perspectives on the concept of Shmita.
Literally translated as "release" שמיטה is seventh year of the seven-year agricultural cycle in which the land is left to lie fallow and all agricultural activity is forbidden and all debits are to be remitted.

Starr King School of Ministry Symposium

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 (All day) to Thursday, August 28, 2014 (All day)

An Urban Retreat on Environmental Justice

Join us for two days of study, dialogue, ritual celebration, food, music, art and community building celebrating the Spirit of Life. Our Symposium connects all Starr King’s School’s students, faculty, staff, trustees, graduates and communities as we cultivate multi-religious, counter-oppressive, just and sustainable communities.

New Student Orientation 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014 (All day) to Wednesday, August 27, 2014 (All day)

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What Has Athens to Do with Jerusalem? Dialogue between Philosophy and Theology in the 21st Century

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, July 20, 2014 (All day)

Dominican Colloquia in Berkeley: Philosophers & Theologians in Conversation

DSPT - Philosophy and Theology

PSR Summer Lecture Series

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 (All day) to Thursday, August 7, 2014 (All day)

PSR is excited to welcome the general public to PSR campus, and to South Bay and Peninsula locations each summer for a series of free evening lectures led by distinguished members of the faculty and special guests. No registration is needed and all events are free of charge.

 

Critical Muslim Studies - Granada, Spain

Monday, June 9, 2014 (All day) to Friday, June 20, 2014 (All day)
Critical Muslim Studies: Decolonial Struggles, Theology of Liberation, and Islamic Revival  
Granada, Spain
 

Faculty include, CIS Director, Munir Jiwa.

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SFTS Summer Construction Kick-off

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 4:00pm

After five years of intensive planning, San Francisco Theological Seminary will begin construction on faculty housing and a new student village this June. Funded through the sale of a small amount of peripheral property, the construction will be completed in time for the beginning of the 2015-2016 academic year.

Summer Sabbatical and Spirituality Series

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 (All day) to Wednesday, June 18, 2014 (All day)

The School of Applied Theology, 5890 Birch Court, Oakland, CA 94618

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Week 1: May 28-30, 2014, 9am to 4pm

Mercy in the World as the Foundation for Christian Spirituality                                       

with Kevin Burke, SJ and Julia Prinz, VDMF

 

Week 2: June 2-4, 2014, 9am to 4pm

Radical Gratitude in the Face of Cultural and Economic Challenges

'Fragment of Life:' On reading Jonah, A Lecture with Avivah Zornberg

Monday, May 19, 2014 - 9:00am

Becoming Ruth

‘I am a stranger:’ Becoming Ruth  Ruth is a stranger in more senses than one. Who is this unknown woman who is destined to become mother of royalty? What is the process by which she finds her way into a foreign and unwelcoming culture and religious tradition? How does destiny come about? To be held at Easton Hall, 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA 94709 from 9:00AM-11:30AM. 

Lewis Mudge Book Forum

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 12:30pm
Dinner Boardroom, GTU Library, 2400 Ridge Rd., Berkeley.
 
The GTU will host a book forum on a posthumously published book by the late Lewis S. Mudge, a distinguished theologian and pioneer of ecumenism and interfaith dialogue who taught theology and ethics at the San Francisco Theological Seminary for many years prior to his death in 2009.
 

Reception for GTU Graduates and Coordinators

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 5:00pm
Church Divinity School of the Pacific Courtyard, 2451 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA

CJS Graduation Reception

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 3:30pm

CJS, Hedco Room, 2465 LeConte Ave, Berkeley, CAGrad Recep

Celebrating Our CIS Graduates

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Center for Islamic Studies Reception
Join us in celebrating this year's CIS graduates!
 
Location
Center for Islamic Studies
2452 Virginia Street Berkeley, CA 94709
 

CARE/GTU Book Swap

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 -
9:30am to 10:30am

The GTU community is invited to participate in a friendly book swap and light breakfast to engage welcoming conversation and celebrate a successful semester.

In the Doug Adams Gallery at Pacific School of Religion.
 

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