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The GTU Cries Out for Justice

In the last week people have taken to the streets across the nation to protest against repeated incidents of unarmed black and brown citizens being killed by police officers. This injustice within our law-enforcement and legal system has triggered personal and public pain, indignation, and a nationwide call for accountability. Members of the Graduate Theological Union community, including faculty, students, staff, and alumni, have been among the thousands here in Berkeley who have lifted their voices and engaged in nonviolent protests to call public attention to the destructive impact of racism within the criminal justice system and in our larger society.

In Memoriam: Jane Daggett Dillenberger

The Graduate Theological Union community mourns the loss of Jane Dillenberger, Professor Emerita of Theology and the Arts, who died at her home in Berkeley on November 11 at the age of 98.

Recent Graduate Documents Hong Kong's "Umbrella Movement"

After receiving her doctoral degree at the GTU this fall, Mee-Yin Mary Yuen (PhD, ’14) returned home to Hong Kong, where she recently wrote about the pro-democracy efforts of the student-led “Umbrella Movement” in her country. In a potent and concise article for AsiaNews entitled, “Justice and Peace: Occupy Central increases the Dignity and Political Consciousness of Hong Kong,” Yuen documents the critical moments in this unfolding event before summarizing how Catholic social teachings relate to and even encourage participation in the protests.

Bearing Witness to Suffering and Hope


Spotlighting Dr. William O’Neill, SJ 
Recipient of the GTU’s 2014 Sarlo Excellence in Teaching Award
By Doug Davidson

 

Choosing Our Kingdom

   By Carol Robb

 

Beauty that Redeems

   

Book Review—Saving Beauty: A Theological Aesthetics of Nature by Kathryn B. Alexander

by Nathan Michon

 

GTU Donor Spotlight: Mary Jo Potter

Mary Jo Potter has served on the Graduate Theological Union’s board of trustees since 2008, and has been a faithful supporter of both the GTU Annual Fund and the GTU Endowment for more than a decade. She has more than 25 years of work experience in the healthcare, technology, and professional services industries. We recently asked Mary Jo to tell us a little bit more about herself, and why she donates both her time and money to the Graduate Theological Union.

Climate Karma: Buddhist Responses to Climate Change

By Taigen Dan Leighton

 

Buddhist spiritual teachings offer rich paradigms for seeing our deep interconnectedness and integration with the natural world. These can serve as encouraging bases for responding to climate change and indeed to all environmental concerns.

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