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Finding Meaning in the Mess: Artists Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang’s create beauty from discarded beach plastic

By Elizabeth Peña

Environmental degradation, air pollution, animal extinction…how can we be good caretakers of our planet without becoming overwhelmed by the magnitude of these issues? How can scholars and religious communities respond to the call issued by 2014 president of the American Academy of Religion and GTU alum, Dr. Laurie Zoloth, to help fight climate change?

CTNS Announces $1.3M Gift from the John Templeton Foundation

The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) has received a $1.3 million institutional donation from the John Templeton Foundation, one of the largest such donations in the Foundation’s history. This funding will support and enhance CTNS programming as the Center transitions from being an independently incorporated organization affiliated with the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) to being an internal program unit of the GTU.

From the President

This year, students have two more reasons to come to Berkeley and study here at the Graduate Theological Union.

CJS Announces Spring 2015 Bamerkaz

The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union is pleased to present the Spring 2015 edition of its newsletter, Bamerkaz. To download a copy of the latest edition, featuring articles by CJS faculty and students, click here.

GTU Announces New MA Options in Hindu Studies and Interreligious Studies

March 3, 2015 - The Graduate Theological Union has introduced new degree options in Hindu Studies and Interreligious Studies for its Master of Arts program, and has extended the application deadline through July 1, 2015, for students seeking to enroll in these programs for the Fall 2015 semester.

GTU and CARE Partner with Berkeley Repertory Theatre

The Graduate Theological Union and the Center for the Arts, Religion, and Education are excited to announce a new partnership with the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. As part of this partnership, a group of GTU faculty members will host a panel discussion following an upcoming performance of Head of Passes, a new play by MacArthur Genius award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney that is based in part on the Book of Job.

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.

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