Graduate Theological Union

Contents

Knowing What Has To Be Done
Three GTU students are profiled on how they put their faith into action.

From the President’s Desk
GTU President James A. Donahue addresses the GTU’s calling to connect faith, ideas, and action.

Alumni Insights: Jill Schaeffer, Ph.D. ’99
GTU alum Jill Schaefer reflects on how her experience on Holy Hill has influenced her work as a Presbyterian minister and professor of theology.

Excerpts from the 2006 GTU Commencement Address
Read sections of the 2006 graduation speech by Tamara Nichols Rodenberg, Ph.D. ’06.

2006-2007 Newhall Awards
This year’s Newhall Awards illustrate the groundbreaking research and curriculum at the GTU, spanning topics as diverse as Revelation; Islam, Christianity, and science; and Buddhist Modernism.

Students Speak
PSR students Judith Holloway and Roy King, Jr. share their definition of “faith in action” and thoughts about the Graduate Theological Union.

GTU and Islamic Center Host Religion and Democracy Conference
Read about the conference entitled “Religion and the Contemporary World: Religion and Democracy” co-sponsored by the GTU and the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California.

Point of View: Private Beliefs, Public Action
DSPT President Michael Sweeney, O.P. and CDSP President Donn F. Morgan discuss the appropriate role that one’s individual beliefs should play in his or her public actions for social change.

GTU Hosts Leading Figures in Religion and Society
Read about visits by a trio of national leaders and authors who offered perspectives on the future of Christianity, interfaith relations, and politics.

Supporting the GTU: McGraths Pledge Scholarship Gift
Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Joan McGrath give $1 million to the GTU Scholarship Endowment.

Supporting the GTU: Grants Awarded to Support Teaching and Learning
The GTU has been awarded two separate grants to support mentorship of doctoral students.