Jennifer Howe Peace (Ph.D. '05)
Assistant Professor of Interfaith Studies, Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) and Director of CIRCLE (Center fo Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education)
People of diverse religious backgrounds encounter each other daily in coffee shops, hospitals, classrooms, and around the dinner table. What might these encounters teach us about ourselves, our neighbors, or about God? Drawing on stories from My Neighbor’s Faith (Orbis, 2012), this year's Singh Lecture will explore what these encounters tell us about the nature of transformative interfaith work today.
Responses will be given by Charles Gibbs (Executive Director, United Religions Initiative) and Rebecca Parker (President, Starr King School for the Ministry) with a discussion moderated by Judith Berling (Professor of Chinese and Comparative Religions, GTU). The will be a public reception before the lecture at 6:00PM in the Bade Museum across the Courtyard.
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.
Sunday, January 27, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, March 2, 2013 (All day)
If 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).
The professional development program invites you to a Dissertation Writing Worship on Friday February 1st from 9AM to 3PM in the Dinner Board Room. The workshop will be presented by Kathleen Kline.
Thinking about your proposal, or already in the middle of writing? This workshop (highly recommended for candidates) will address: what is a dissertation and what needs to be in it? effective academic writing, and how to survive the dissertation-writing process.
Bring your latest poem, short story, creative non-fiction, music, etc., etc.
A wine and cheese dessert will be served.
Sunday, February 3, 7pm
At the home of Paul Hamburg and Rabbi Mimi Weisel
1433 Spruce Street, #B (just north of the Spruce/Vine traffic circle), Berkeley, CA
For more info. and to RSVP please contact Daniella: email@example.com or (510)649.2482
Part of a Lecture Series titled "Is There Such a Thing as the Jewish People? Rethinking Jewish Membership for a Global Era"
featuring Jewish Studies Scholar, Professor and Author, Noam Pianko
Osher Marin JCC Visiting Scholar Noam Pianko, Jewish Studies scholar, professor and author of “Zionism and the Roads Not Taken: Rawidowicz, Kaplan, Kohn” will explore probing questions about peoplehood; past, present, and future to reassess the possibilities and limitations of Jewish collectivity today.
Vegetarian lunch will be provided.
The Problem with “The Jewish People”
Friday, February 8, 2013 - 7:00pm to Sunday, February 10, 2013 - 12:15pm
Hate crimes based on sexual orientation account for 20% of all hate crimes reported to the FBI in recent years and violence against the transgender community continues at an appalling rate as well. We know that anti-gay religious voices contribute to creating a climate that allows these terrifying crimes to continue at high rates. Many faith leaders, however, are firm in our commitment that all people deserve to live in safety and freedom and that violence is never the appropriate response to our differences.
Upstairs chronicles the New Orleans arson fire of June 24, 1973, that killed 32 people at the Up Stairs Lounge, a gay bar known for its affiliation with the LGBT affirming Metropolitan Community Church (MCC). In the months after the tragedy, the fire was virtually ignored by local leaders, law enforcement, institutions, some families of the victims, and the wider world.
The Center for Jewish Studies at GTU
A Brown Bag Lunch and Learn with Bezalel Naor;
Translator and Interpreter of the Thought of Rav Kook
"The Janus-Faced Messianism of Rav Kook: Planetary Consciousness / Ethnocentricity"
Thursday, February 14th, 12:30pm
Cheeseboard Pizza Will Be Served
Hedco, 2465 Le Conte Ave, 2nd Floor, Berkeley, CA
For more information and to RSVP, please contact
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The Student Advisory Council invites you to the annual Doctoral Student Forum. The Forum is an opportunity for students to voice their issues and concerns. The forum will be held on Wednesday, February 20th from 5PM to 7PM in the student lounge in the Le Conte Building. Refreshments will be served.
This workshop is designed to introduce GTU doctoral students and those interested in doctoral programs to funding resources available with a focus on each stage of the academic program: coursework, comprehensive exams, dissertation, as well as a look into the future. The workshop will be held in the Teaching Lab at the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library on Wednesday, February 20, from 6:00 - 7:00pm, space is limited. To register, please email: email@example.com.
This year, the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University will host a series of events on the theme "The Unfinished Agenda of Vatican II," commemorating the 50th anniversary of Vatican II (the first session met in October 1962).
Gesu Chapel, Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, 1735 Le Roy Avenue, Berkeley
Asia Project will host a Green Tea Conversation on the Statement of CATS VII with Dr. Moses Penumaka. The Congress of Asian Theologians (CATS) is a bi-/tri-annual conference of theologians throughout Asia, founded in 1997. CATS VII, the Seventh Congress was held on the theme, “Embracing and Embodying God’s Hospitality Today” on June 30-July6, 2012. Dr. Penumaka will present and lead a discussion on the statements from CATS VII as he represented Asia Project and the GTU in the Congress. Dr.
Co-sponsored by the Institute of Buddhist Studies and Center for Buddhist Education, is a Conversation with Shigarkgi-sensei on Tuesday, February 26, at the San Mateo Marriott Hotel (1770 South Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo).
All BCA ministers, minister emeritus, and minister's assistants are invited to take part in an informal conversation about the teachings and path of Jodo Shinshu with Shigaraki-sensei. A light meal will follow.
Bishop John S. Cummins - A Year at the Council: A Personal Reminiscence
Main Building Chapel, Sacred Heart Schools, 150 Valparaiso Avenue, Atherton, CA
This forum is designed for Catholics who want to deepen their faith through dialogue and reflection, and engage with prominent church leaders while they share perspectives on the Catholic faith in light of Vatican II.
"Tradition and Insight: Our encounter with the true essence of the Pure Land Way," the 2013 Winter Symposium, will be presented on Thursday, February 28 in conjunction with the BCA National Council Meeting. Keynote by Dr. Takamaro Shigaraki.
San Mateo Marriott Hotel, 1770 South Amphlett Blvd., San Mateo