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Imaging Religion, October 1, 2012 - January 31, 2013

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 8:30am to Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 5:00am
The Graduate Theological Union Library invites you to an exhibition of visual and textual expressions that characterize religious beliefs. Included in the display are Orthodox icons; Catholic paintings, prints, and vestments; Protestant prints; Islamic and Buddhist calligraphy; Jewish scrolls; and printed material, statues and objects from these and other traditions. Of special note are works by contemporary artists Haji Noor Deen Mi Guang Jiang, Ron Nakasone, He Qi, Alfonso Castillo, Corita Kent, Angelica Vasquez Cruz, and Virginia and Louis Naranjo.

Imaging Religion art exhibition: October 1, 2012 - February 28, 2013

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 9:00am to Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 5:00pm

The Graduate Theological Union Library invites you to an exhibition of visual and textual expressions that characterize religious beliefs. Titled Imaging Religion: An Exhibition in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Graduate Theological Union, the exhibition runs from October 1, 2012 through January 31, 2013 (extended through February 28).

Included in the display are Orthodox icons; Catholic paintings, prints, and vestments; Protestant prints; Islamic and Buddhist calligraphy; Jewish scrolls; and printed material, statues and objects from these and other traditions.

Of special note are works by contemporary artists Haji Noor Deen Mi Guang Jiang, Ron Nakasone, He Qi, Alfonso Castillo, Corita Kent, Angelica Vasquez Cruz, and Virginia and Louis Naranjo.

GTU Offices and Library Closed for Winter Break

Friday, December 21, 2012 - 2:00pm to Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 11:59pm

The GTU Offices and Library will be closed for the winter holidays beginning at 2:00 pm on Friday, December 21 through Tuesday, January 1. Normal hours will resume on Wednesday, January 2.

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Womanist Symposium - "But Who Do They Say I Am?"

Saturday, January 12, 2013 -
8:00am to 3:30pm

McGee Avenue Baptist Church, 1640 Stuart Street, Berkeley

The Womanist Symposium's Mission Statement is to be a prophetic voice, concerned about the entire African American community. The central point is to equip and energize Black women to become knowledgeable and confident in expressing their lived experiences, and Christian faith tradition by challenging all oppressive forces that impede the freedom of Black women to live positively and productively.

GTU Common MA Student Orientation

Thursday, January 24, 2013 -
8:30am to 2:00pm

Dinner Boardroom, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley

Tu B’Shvat Seder

Saturday, January 26, 2013 -
2:30pm to 5:00pm
Please join CJS and the Coastside Jewish Community for a celebratory Tu B’Shvat seder led by Maggid Jhos Singer and Chazanit Julie Batz. *Ritual items and wine will be provided. Children welcome. Saturday, January 26th, 2:30-5pm Richard Dinner Board Room, GTU, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA

Echoes of Medieval Manuscripts exhibition

Sunday, January 27, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, March 2, 2013 (All day)

Modern manuscriptIf you thought manuscript illustrations created by theologians trained in writing on calfskin with quill pens had become an extinct art form, you may be interested in a exhibit now at the Alameda Free Library (2nd Floor, 1550 Oak Street, Alameda).

“We Are Family: Real Families, Real Faith, in the Real World” - 2013 Earl Lectures

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 (All day) to Thursday, January 31, 2013 (All day)

We are FamilyWhat makes a family and who decides? Is family best understood as a social contract, a biological accident, or a reflection of Divine love? How did the idea of “nuclear family” emerge as the dominant paradigm when so many of our historic and scriptural models present alternative arrangements? How do our concepts of racial identity, sexuality, and gender influence how we approach our familial roles?

CLGS Leading Voice Award Reception Honoring Mary Tolbert

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 5:30pm

Mary Ann TolbertThe Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry is proud to present a Leading Voice Award to Professor Mary Ann Tolbert, the Founding Executive Director of CLGS, for her role in transforming the world so that lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, and queer people are recognized and valued in their faith communities and in the world at large.

Badè Museum, Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley

La Mission Film Screening & Discussion with Director Peter Bratt

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 8:00pm

This screening is a part of the PSR Earl Lectures and Leadership Conference. La Mission is a moving portrayal of redemption, transformation and family struggle. Written and directed by Peter Bratt, the film premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival (official selection).

Pacific School of Religion, Room Location TBA, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley

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Twin Bandits Art Exhibition

Thursday, January 31, 2013 (All day) to Friday, May 24, 2013 (All day)

Pamela Lanza, The Hanged Man

This solo exhibition features the intricate ink drawings of Bay Area artist Pamela Lanza.

Building Family Among Senior Populations

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 8:30am

As Baby Boomers face their own issues with aging, caring for the needs of their parents bring its own unique challenge. What are the ways that congregations can best provide care and community for these “pillars” of the church? While heterosexual contemporaries may have children or other family units to provide support in later years, what happens to the LGBT individuals who have been estranged from their family? Hear stories of hope and challenge from members of the senior community and those who provide services for them.

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