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Antar & Abla: An Ancient Bedouin Love Poem in a Time of War

Friday, July 19, 2013 - 8:00am to Monday, September 30, 2013 - 5:00pm

On display in the library are paintings depicting the story of Antar & Abla based on a pre-6th Century Epic Bedouin Poem.

Who is Your God Today? New Religious Movements Research Collections on Display, July-September 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013 - 8:30am to Monday, September 30, 2013 - 5:00pm

Currently on display in the library are selections from our New Religious Movements Research Collections.  The GTU was one of the first institutions to formally study the evolving nature of new religious organizations,  from Hare Krishna to the Unification Church.. These materials are from our 10 main NRM archival collections.

Birds of Longing featuring Laurie Wohl

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 (All day) to Friday, December 13, 2013 (All day)

Doug Adams Gallery (inside the Badè Museum of Biblical Archeology), Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley

 

 

"What Can Levinas Teach Us About Religion?'

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 1:00pm
Lecture with Levinas Scholar Richard Cohen "What Can Levinas Teach Us About Religion?' CJS, Hedco Room 2465 Le Conte Ave, Berkeley Lecture preceded by a welcome lunch for CJS students only from 12-1pm. (Student Lounge on the 1st floor of CJS bldg.)

"What Can Levinas Teach Us About Religion?'

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 1:00pm
Lecture with Levinas Scholar Richard Cohen CJS, Hedco Room 2465 Le Conte Ave, Berkeley

Doctoral Student Forum with President Riess Potterveld

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm

Meet with President Riess Potterveld for a chance to ask questions and voice concerns about current developments at the GTU. Courtesy of the Student Advisory Committee.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Dinner Board Room, GTU Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley

Doctoral students only. Not open to the public.

Opening Reception - Birds of Longing

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 5:00pm

Doug Adams Gallery (inside the Badè Museum of Biblical Archeology), Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley

 

 

The Founding Fathers and the Constitution: United by Belief in the Tenets of the Bible

Monday, September 16, 2013 - 1:00pm

Do you know why John Adams said, “Without religion this world would be something not fit to be mentioned in polite society, I mean Hell”? Do you know which biblical verse is inscribed on the Liberty Bell?

Randi Wren (GTU MA student in Jewish Studies) will speak on her research in commemoration of the signing of the United States Constitution in September 1787.

Light refreshments will be served.

GTU Student Lounge (first floor), 2465 LeConte Avenue, Berkeley

2013 Welcome Reception and Installation of President Riess Potterveld

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 3:30pm

Denniston Commons (Refectory)
Church Divinity School of the Pacific
2451 Ridge Road, Berkeley

There will be a brief program at 4:00 pm, including the installation of Riess Potterveld as acting President of the GTU and the introduction of new faculty and visiting scholars.

If you have questions, please contact Angela Muñoz in the Dean’s Office at amunoz@gtu.edu or 510/649-2440.

Free and open to the public.

 

Judging Faith Workshop: An International Dialogue on the Jurisprudence on Religion in Courts

Friday, September 20, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, September 21, 2013 (All day)

Presented by UC Berkeley's Institutions and Governance Program

How do American and European courts confront the problem of reconciling secular democratic principles with increasingly assertive faith identities? The aim of the workshop is to bring together a small group of distinguished judges, scholars and advocates to discuss the tensions between faith-based practices and secular ideals.

WSR 2013 Fall Events

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 5:30pm to Monday, November 11, 2013 - 12:00pm

WSR Welcome Reception

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm

The World Through Arab Eyes

Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 7:30pm

Shibley TelhamiInternational House at UC Berkeley, Chevron Auditorium, 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley

Shibley Telhami (GTU M.A. '78), Anwar Sadat Chair, University of Maryland

Approaches to the Qur'an Series - Art Exhibit Opening

Sunday, September 29, 2013 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Celebrating Vatican II and Nostra AetateApproaching the Qur’an Through Art Series, Art Exhibit Opening 
 

Annual Book Sale, Monday, September 30

Monday, September 30, 2013 -
10:00am to 3:00pm

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

Books will generally be $2.00 for hard covers and $1.00 for paperbacks. Some books may be priced slightly higher.

The books are received over the previous year from gift donations. Each year the sale is held on or near the feastday of St. Jerome, the patron saint of libraries.

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