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CIS News for October 2016

News and Updates from the GTU Center for Islamic Studies

Jainism: A Living Tradition

From the Fall 2016 issue of Currents, view PDF

By Purushottama Bilimoria

Below: This is a picture of the inner sanctum of the temple at the Jain Center of Northern California. These images are sacred to the Jains, so please treat them with respect. Photo copyright Nirmal Baid, 2016; all rights reserved.  

Dr. Jeffrey Richey Named 2016 GTU Alum of the Year

The Graduate Theological Union is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Jeffrey L. Richey (PhD, 2000) as the GTU’s 2016 Alumnus of the Year. Dr. Richey holds the Francis Alexander McGaw Chair in Religion at Berea College in Kentucky, where he serves as Professor of Religion and Asian Studies.

CIS News for September 2016

News and Updates from the Center for Islamic Studies 

Center for Islamic Studies welcomes our new and returning students, instructors, and visiting scholars for the academic year 2016-2017. We are honored and grateful to have Dr. Kei Takahashi from Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan, as a visiting scholar in Islamic Studies this academic year, and are deeply grateful to our continuing scholars, Islamic Art Historian Carol Bier and Dr. Nargis Virani, who add significantly to the academic and public programs of the CIS/GTU.

NEW Doug Adams Gallery Opens at the GTU

The new Doug Adams Gallery, operated by the Center for the Arts & Religion at the Graduate Theological Union, has its grand opening on Tuesday, September 6, at 5 pm.


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