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Symmetry, Asymmetry, and Symmetry-Breaking in Oriental Carpets

Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
The Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU is pleased to announce that visiting scholar, Carol Bier, will be giving the annual lecture at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz, California on February 15, 2014 from 1-2pm.  The lecture is titled:
 
Symmetry, Asymmetry, and Symmetry-Breaking in Oriental Carpets

Film Screening, By The Dawn's Early Light: Chris Jackson's Journey to Islam

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 11:00am

Black History Month

Film Screening, By Dawn's Early Light: Chris Jackson's Journey to Islam

Islam as a Template for Jewish Self-Understanding presentation by Dr. Susannah Heschel

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 12:30pm

"Islam as a Template for Jewish Self-Understanding: Theology, Scholarship, and Politics in European Jewish Imagination, 1833 to 1933" presentation by Dr. Susannah Heschel, Dartmouth College. 

 

Location:

GTU Library Dinner Board Room

2400 Ridge Road Berkeley, CA 94709 

 

Between Racial Chauvinism and Counterproductive Universalism

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 7:00pm
Between Racial Chauvinism and Counterproductive Universalism 
Searching for a Meaningful African American Muslim Discourse
 
Featuring Dr. Fatimah Jackson
 

Dr. Fatmiah Jackson, Between Racial Chauvinism and Counterproductive Universalism: Searching for a Meaningful African American Muslim Discourse

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

In recognition of Black History Month, Zaytuna College presents a lecture by Professor Fatimah Jackson, a distinguished American Muslim scholar at North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and researcher of African and African American populations, as well as the social and ethical ramifications of genetics.

7pm Thursday, February 27

Free admission. 

Main Auditorium, Zaytuna College 2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley

Robert John Russell and Ted Peters: Reading of the Sacred Texts, Monday, March 3

Monday, March 3, 2014 - 6:30pm

Robert John Russell and Dr. Ted Peters of the GTU Center for Theology and Natural Sciences will be featured at the 22nd annual Reading of the Sacred Texts. The  lecture is set for Monday evening, March 3, in the Dinner Board Room.  The reception begins at 6:30, followed by the lecture at 7:00. A book sale and signing  follow the lecture.

Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 6:00pm
Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys
NEH and ALA Bridging Cultures: Muslim Bookshelf Collection
 
Date & Time
January 14, February 11, March 4, April 8, and May 6, 2014,  6:00pm - 7:30pm
 
Location
Pleasant Hill Senior Center
233 Gregory Lane Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
 

History of Women's Studies at the GTU

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Join WSR in celebrating Women’s History Month by attending this panel on the history of Women’s Studies at the Graduate Theological Union on Friday March 7th in the Dinner Boardroom from 12-1:30. Panelists will discuss the Center for Women’s Studies as well as our own Women’s Studies in Religion Certificate Program. Panel will be followed by a reception. 

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The Berkeley School of Jewish Literature

Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 11:00am

A Symposium in Honor of Chana Kronfeld

Join us for this conference celebrating the publication of a festschrift put together by Chana Kronfeld’s students, exploring the question of the distinctive Berkeley approach to Jewish literature. Sponsored by CJS and the UCB Center for Jewish Studies.

Cultural Equity: Ways of Looking at Islamic Art

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 11:15am

Cultural Equity: Ways of Looking at Islamic Art, presentation by Carol Bier

Carol Bier, Islamic Art Historian & Visiting Scholar at the Center for Islamic Studies (GTU)
presentation to be held in Professor Munir Jiwa's Islam in the Public Sphere class

 

Location: Pacific School of Religion (PSR), Mudd 103 

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