Join “Reverberating Echoes” curator Carol Bier, Islamic Art Historian and CIS Visiting Scholar, as she engages in conversation with Dr. Munir Jiwa, Director, Center for Islamic Studies and Associate Professor of Islamic Studies.
Can a Christian and a Hindu, both ordained in their respective religious traditions, have a successful interfaith marriage? What are the most challenging aspects of this kind of partnership? Does interfaith marriage have its advantages over traditional marriage or partnerships?
The GTU Women's Studies in Religion program and its partners throughout the GTU consortium are sponsoring a series of events in celebration of International Women's Day, March 8. See the listing below or download a copy of the flyer.
“Things” can help us understand social identities, relationships, and practices in the medieval world, especially in situations where textual documentation is minimal or completely absent. In this lecture, Dr. Alicia Walker explores how pseudo-Arabic motifs on medieval Christian buildings and objects materialized social identities and spiritual authority among monastic communities across the eastern Mediterranean, thereby attesting to an interconnectedness that is only thinly documented in the written record.
In “Revealing Texts: How Faith Communities Interpret Abortion” we'll hear Jewish, Christian, and Islamic scholars sharing their faith communities texts. Ameena Jandali will share Islamic texts, Jim McGarry will share Catholic texts, and Deena Aranoff will share Hebrew and Rabbinic literature. We will learn how their traditions interpret these writings to create a world view on abortion. Join us for a Lehrhaus dialogue: No debate, all dialogue; no proof texting, all discovery.
Students considering theological education are invited to join the GTU at a FREE Seminary & Theological Graduate School Virtual Fair. Our GTU Virtual Fair hours will be 9am Pacific to 5pm Pacific. We will have admissions staff and current students on hand to answer all questions. Register for the fair here.
A CTNS Public Forum. This lecture contributes a theological perspective to recent heated public debates in psychology on the rejection of empathy as of key significance in the moral life. In dialogue with philosopher Martha Nussbaum, Celia Deane-Drummond explores recent analysis of the deep history of the evolution of compassion in early hominids and argues for the importance of charity, understood in the classic, Thomistic, sense, as holding a central place for mercy and its relationship with superabundant compassion. Free and open to the public.