Graduate Theological Union


Orientation Events for GTU Students

Thursday, August 24, 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, August 29, 2017 (All day)

As you prepare to begin your new journey at the GTU and in Berkeley, here are some dates and links to helpful and important information.


Opening Reception: Seeds of Contemplation

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 5:00pm

Live music with Cascada de Flores! Refreshments will be provided.

Located in CARe's Doug Adams Gallery, 2465 Le Conte Avenue, Berkeley.

New gallery hours! We are open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10am-3pm.

Trivia Night at the Museum!

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 5:00pm

Topics: Art & Religion

Pizza, beer, and prizes!

Join us for an evening of fun and games! 

Free and open to all incoming and returning

Graduate Theological Union students. 

Member schools & affiliates are welcome!

September Courses at the School of Applied Theology

Monday, September 11, 2017 (All day) to Wednesday, September 27, 2017 (All day)

The School of Applied Theology, St. Albert’s Priory, 5890 Birch Ct., Oakland, 94618

For registration go to or call 510-652-1651  CEUs are available

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Yoga in the Gallery

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 1:00pm

September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20 | 12-1pm

Looking for a break during your work week? We offer a 45 minute yoga class
in the gallery the third Wednesday of each month. Come in your work clothes to
stretch, meditate, and prepare yourself for the second half of the workday.
Don't worry! Mats are provided.

Third Thursdays at BAMPFA

Thursday, September 21, 2017 - 4:30pm to Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 5:30pm

September 21, October 19, November 16 | 4:30pm

Receive a complimentary ticket the third Thursday of each month to visit
the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and hear a short talk
by a GTU faculty member about an artwork on display. A CARe staff member
will meet you in the lobby to check in and receive your visitor's pass.

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to Friday, December 1, 2017 - 1:00pm

Brown Bag Lunch Series
October 6, November 3, December 1, 12-1pm

Photo credit: Yohana Junker
CARe's BBL Series are informal presentations by GTU
students, faculty and staff. 
Presentations by CARe/GTU Spring 2017 Grant Recipients: 
Kelly Colwell (GTU PhD Student in Religion and Practice), 
Colette Walker (PhD Candidate in Art & Religion, GTU), and 
Yohana Junker (PhD Student, Art & Religion, GTU).

Dillenberger Lecture Series

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 5:00pm

Abbess as Alter Christus: Female Authority and Sanctity in Spain and Spanish America

Guest speaker: Dr. Cristina Cruz González

Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR) at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Inauguration of ABSW's New President

Saturday, October 28, 2017 - 2:00pm

Join the American Baptist Seminary of the West and the entire GTU community as ABSW celebrates the inauguration of its new president, Dr. James E. Brenneman. The ceremony will take place at the First Church of Christ, Scientist, 2619 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA (across the street from ABSW). A reception at ABSW will follow the inauguration ceremony.

Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 7:00pm
Dr. Naomi Seidman, Koret Professor of Jewish Culture at The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union (CJS) will deliver the 2017 Distinguished Faculty Lecture: "When Jesus Spoke Yiddish: Translating the Gospel for Jews."


SOPHERE Conference Phenomenology in Dialogue: Religious Experience and the Lifeworld

Friday, January 26, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, January 27, 2018 (All day)

Berkeley Regional Conference. Keynote speakers: Sandra Schneiders, JST-SCU and Michael Barber, St. Louis University. Hosted by the Jesuit School of Theology-Santa Clara University and the Patriarch Athenogoras Orthodox Institute. More information at Santa Clara University and the Society for the Phenomenology of Religious Experience.