Graduate Theological Union


"This Fragile Earth" at CDSP

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 10:30am

Join us at Church Divinity School of the Pacific for a day of theological reflection, discussion and worship as we explore the church’s response to the crisis of climate change. Speakers will include former Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, who is the current St. Margaret’s Visiting Professor of Women in Ministry; Bishop Marc Andrus of California, CDSP President and Dean W. Mark Richardson, and Professor Cynthia Moe-Lobeda, professor of theological and social ethics at CDSP and Pacific Lutheran Seminary of California Lutheran University.

Ritualizing Environmental Change, Rethinking Religion

Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 2:30pm

The GTU, in collaboration with the Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study of UC Berkeley, is pleased to announce a three-day long workshop on environmental change and ritualized relationships with the other-than-human world.

The Call to Ministry: A Vocational Forum for Students

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 7:00pm

New College Berkeley, a GTU affiliate, hosts this free event for undergraduate, graduate, and seminary students, to be held at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, 2407 Dana St., Berkeley. 

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

Aquinas on Beauty

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 7:30pm
DSPT's Blackfriars Gallery hosts this presentation by Fran O'Rourke, PhD

Light Through Darkness: The Resilient Sikh Tradition

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 7:00pm
A lecture by Dr. Rahuldeep Singh Gill
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
6:30 pm reception; 7:00 pm lecture
Richard S. Dinner Board Room
Graduate Theological Union Library
2400 Ridge Rd., 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).

A Cry for Justice in Hymnody: Featuring the Hymns of Dan Damon

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 5:00pm

Join us for an evening rich in music and fellowship, featuring the hymns of Dan Damon, FHS, an internationally published writer of hymn texts and tunes. This event is cosponsored by the GTU's Center for the Arts & Religion, ABSW, and the hymn society in the US and Canada.

When: Sunday, November 6, 5:00 pm

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”

ReIgnite Workshop at PSR

Thursday, November 17, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, November 20, 2016 (All day)

ReIGNITE is a four-day workshop for late-career professionals exploring transitions to nonprofit or social justice work. Reflect on the deepest personal values that bring meaning and passion to your life, create an action plan to turn these personal passions into an “Encore Career” and connect with a supportive community of others who share your desire for meaningful engagement in society. For more information, visit

GTU Reception at AAR/SBL

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 8:00pm

All GTU alumni, students, and prospective students are cordially invited to the GTU reception at the annual meetings of AAR/SBL in San Antonio.