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Domestic Dharma: Beyond Texts, Beyond Monasteries

Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

IBS Numata Symposium - Domestic Dharma: Beyond Texts, Beyond Monasteries

Institute of Buddhist Studies Numata Symposium

Institute of Buddhist Studies Jodo Shin Center, 2140 Durant Avenue Berkeley

Exploring Gender Identities: Films from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

Monday, September 24, 2012 (All day) to Monday, October 1, 2012 (All day)

UC Berkeley - Center for Southeast Asia Studies' Parts of the Heart series, co-sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies

Institute of East Asian Studies (2223 Fulton, 6th Floor), Conference Room

Mini-film festival showing a selection of feature films and documentaries from Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia that look at LGBT issues from different perspectives.

cseas@berkeley.edu, 510-642-3609

Brown Bag Luncheon with the Director of the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Ioan SaucaThe GTU President’s and Dean’s Offices invite you to a brown bag luncheon discussion to hear about the work of the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey near Geneva, Switzerland, a program of the World Council of Churches.

Public Forum with Knut-Willy Saether

Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 7:00pm

Knut-Willy Sæther is Adjunct Professor in religious education at the Norwegian School of Leadership and Theology (Høyskolen for Ledelse og Teologi). His Ph.D. was in the area of philosophy of religion focused on the work of John Polkinghorne, and he currently serves as Associate Professor at the University College of Volda. Sæther is an experienced educator and has written on the relationship between theology and the natural sciences.

Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley

Empowering Muslim Voices in American Politics

Saturday, September 29, 2012 - 5:30pm

Islamic Scholarship Fund presents:

Empowering Muslim Voices in American Politics

Join ISF as we discuss the significance of education and the Muslim vote in civic engagement and community leadership in this election year.

 

Speakers:

  • Congressman Keith Ellison – U.S. House of Rep., Minnesota
  • Dr. Farid Senzai - Professor, Santa Clara University

 

Tickets:

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.

Annual Book Sale, Monday October 1

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 10:00am
The annual book sale will be held on Monday, October 1, from 10 am to 3 pm, in the Henry Mayo NewHall Plaza at the library's entrance. We suggest that you arrive early for the best selection. Most hardbacks are $2.00 and most paperbacks are $1.00.

Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 12:00pm

Book Talk with Joy Ladin

Hosted by the Center for Jewish Studies and co-sponsored by Starr King School for the Ministry, Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry at Pacific School of Religion, and Women’s Studies in Religion

First Floor Lounge, 2465 Le Conte Avenue, Berkeley

Writing The Academic Statement of Purpose Workshop

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 12:30pm

Applying to doctoral programs? This is a workshop to help you with a key component in the process. Join GTU Dean Arthur Holder and faculty panelists in a discussion of the academic statement of purpose, the essence of the application for admission to a doctoral program. The panel will provide key suggestions for crafting this important "little" document. Join us Thursday, October 4, from 12:30-2pm in the Dinner Board Room of the GTU Hewlett Library. For more information or to reserve a place, contact GTU Admissions, gtuadm@gtu.edu, 510-649-2460.

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