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Pan-Asian Hindu Art from the Collection of the GTU Center for Dharma Studies

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, May 31, 2016 (All day)

An exhibit featuring art and materials from the Center for Dharma Studies and from the GTU and SFTS Special Collections is on display from February 24 through May 30, 2016.

Among the highlights of the exhibit cases are:Saraswati

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Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts

Sunday, February 28, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, May 8, 2016 (All day)

The Center for Islamic Studies would like to encourage you to attend an exciting exhibit at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco February 25- May 8 entitled, Pearls on a String: Artists Patrons and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts.

The Qur'an as Epic with Todd Lawson

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 12:00pm

The Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU cordially invites you to attend Dr. Todd Lawson's presentation, "The Qur'an as Epic." This event will be moderated by Dr. Mahan Mirza, and promises to be a wonderful experience!

When: May 4, 2016 12pm-2pm
Where: Graduate Theological Union, Richard S. Dinner Boardroom, 3rd floor of Flora Lamson Hewlett Library 2400 Ridge Road Berkeley CA

 

Reception Celebrating Arthur Holder at the GTU

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 4:30pm

The Graduate Theological Union cordially invites the GTU community to a reception in honor of Arthur G. Holder as he retires as the GTU Academic Dean after 14 Years of Inspirational and Devoted Leadership.

The event will be held in the Dinner Board Room (3rd floor, GTU Library) on Thursday, May 5, 2016, from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm.

Presentations by President Reiss Potterveld and other members of the GTU community will begin at 5pm

CARE's Brown Bag Lunch Series

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 12:00pm

"The Book as Spiritual Vessel"Genealogy of Jesus, Donald Jackson, Copyright 2002, The Saint John’s Bible, Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA. Used by permission.  All rights reserved.

Guest Speaker: Karen Sjoholm, CARE Instructor, Spring 2016

Wednesday May 11th, CJS Commencement Reception 3:30pm

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 3:30pm

Wednesday May 11th, CJS Commencement Reception 3:30pm 2465 Le Conte Avenue | Student Lounge | Berkeley, CA 94709 Prior to the GTU-wide commencement reception, CJS will gather to celebrate the accomplishments of graduating students. Following the CJS reception, the festivities will continue across the street at:

2016 GTU Commencement--with Live Video

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 4:00pm

The 2016 GTU Commencement Exercises will be held on Thursday, May 12, at 4:00 pm, in the chapel at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, 2770 Marin Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94708. The event abounds with academic regalia, music, admittedly, a few speeches, and time to introduce each graduate to the community where the graduate receives a diploma and is invested in the hood of her/his degree.

Avivah Zornberg: Axe for the Frozen Sea Within Us - Law and Violence

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 9:00am


After the Revelation at Sinai, civil laws are given – many of them in the form of short narratives that describe how the violence of human aggression is to be met by the violence of the law. We will explore midrashic, hassidic and psychoanalytic sources that deal with the problem of integrating aggression and empathy.
Friday, May 13th, 2016 9:00am | Pacific School of Religion, Mudd 100 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley CA 94709

Annual Drexler Lecture 2016: Religious Liberty

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 6:00pm

Defending & Extending Religious Liberty for All: How Are We Doing?

Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and New Muslim Youth Culture

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 2:00pm

Center for Islamic Studies at GTU would like to invite you to attend a book reading with Hisham Aidi, author of Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and New Muslim Youth Culture.

EVENT POSTPONED Shanti: A Journey of Peace

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 7:00pm

UPDATE: Due to a parking conflict with the Oakland Greek Festival, the Shanti event scheduled for May 21, 2016, has been postponed. We regret the inconvenience. Please hold on to any purchased tickets for now. The new date will be announced as soon as it is finalized.  

 

 

Learning as Collaborative Conversation: Celebrating the Scholarship and Teaching of Judith Berling

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:00am to Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 12:30pm

On May 25-26, 2016, the GTU will be holding a two-day symposium celebrating the scholarship of Dr. Judith Berling and her 29 years of service as a faculty member and administrator with the GTU. You can watch a live video stream of conference sessions using these links:

2016 Surjit Singh Lecture, Toward a More Perfect Union: The Contribution of Judith Berling to Religious Pluralism in Theological Education

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 4:00pm

This year's Surjit Singh Lecture will be a part of a two-day GTU symposium, Learning as Collaborative Conversation: Celebrating the Scholarship and Teaching of Judith Berling. The Singh Lecture will be part of the afternoon session on the first day of the event, at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, May 25. Click the link above to review the full conference schedule.  

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