Graduate Theological Union


Shanti: A Journey of Peace

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 3:00pm

You are cordially invited to attend the upcoming performance of Shanti: A Journey of Peace, a spectacular multi-media musical production that fuses western choral and orchestral music with Indian musical and dance elements.

And Then I Killed Him: Soviet Jewish Veterans of World War II Speak of Encountering Perpetrators of the Holocaust,” with Anna Shternshis

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:45pm

Thursday, September 29th
“And then I killed him: Soviet Jewish Veterans of World War II Speak of Encountering Perpetrators of the Holocaust,” with Anna Shternshis  

12:45pm: Graduate Theological Union  | Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA 94709


In the evening, Anna will be speaking at another event:

The James A. Noel Symposium: Black Religion, Materiality, and the Atlantic World

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 1:00pm

Please join friends, colleagues, and former students of the late Rev. Dr. James A. Noel, Ph.D. for an academic symposium discussing the four key issues of the African-American experience that shaped his work.

Annual Book Sale, September 30

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

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

This year there is a remarkable selection of books for Masters of Divinity students.  Hard cover books are $2.00; paperbacks, $1.00. A few books may be priced slightly higher. Arrive early for the best selection.

CARe Brown Bag Lunch Series: Visions of Nature

Friday, October 7, 2016 - 12:00pm

Presenter: Karen Sjoholm, MA, REACE

October 7 | 12-1pm | Doug Adams Gallery, 2465 Le Conte Avenue, Berkeley

This presentation will explore the ways that contemporary artists and poets around the world are seeking to illuminate the beauty, spirituality, and challenges of the human relationship with nature. An experiential creative exercise will be included in the presentation. No art experience is necessary.

The Marriage Plot, a Conversation with Naomi Seidman

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 5:30pm

The GTU's Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies is hosting an event celebrating the publication of Dr. Naomi Seidman's long-awaited work, The Marriage Plot Or, How Jews Fell in Love with Love, and with Literature (Stanford University Press).  Dr. Seidman will be speaking about her latest book in conversation with Stanford University's Dr.

CTNS 35th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 7:00pm

This event will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences as well as CTNS's new beginning as a program of the Graduate Theological Union. There will be brief statements from the key players in the transition to be followed by a reception. We hope to see you there to help us celebrate this milestone in the history of CTNS.

Asia Project Fall Forum: New Voices of Asia and Oceania

Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 12:30pm

This forum will be a place where doctoral students present their work (dissertation or special COMPS) to fellow GTU students, faculty, and staff. The presentation will be 15 minutes-long for each presenter. Asia Project board envisions having 3 presenters for the forum that day. 

The Past Is a Foreign Country: Poland Confronted with Holocaust History

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 5:00pm

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 "The Past Is a Foreign Country: Poland Confronted with Holocaust History" with Dr. Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs and Dr. Sven Erik-Rose.

 5:00pm: Graduate Theological Union | Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA 94709

Phenomenology of Religious Experience Conference at PAOI

Friday, November 4, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, November 5, 2016 (All day)

Phenomenology of Religious Experience is the topic of a conference in philosophy of religion that will be held on November 4-5, 2016, at the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute in Berkeley (a GTU Affiliate). The conference is divided into two main sections: theologies and philosophies of religious experience, and the descriptive psychology and phenomenological method, with examples and case studies (in people and texts).

Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 7:00pm
Dr. Elizabeth Liebert, Professor of Spiritual Life at San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS) will deliver the 2016 Distinguished Faculty Lecture.
“Academic Life and Scholarship as Spiritual Practice”