Submitted by gtu_admin on Thu, 03/01/2012 - 2:34pm
Yale University announced the appointment of Gregory E. Sterling, currently Dean of the Graduate School of the University of Notre Dame, as Dean of the Divinity School. Sterling earned his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies with a specialization in the New Testament from the Graduate Theological Union in 1990.
Submitted by communications on Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:00am
Two GTU doctoral students in Biblical Studies were recently selected to present papers at the Graeco-Roman Society and the New Testament section of the International meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Amsterdam in late July.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 01/17/2012 - 12:00am
On Saturday, January 14, the Black Church/Africana Religious Studies Program hosted a Womanist Symposium – “Who Do They Say I Am?” at the McGee Avenue Baptist Church in Berkeley. The Honorable Congresswoman Barbara Lee, 9th Congressional District, was the morning keynote speaker.
Submitted by gtu_admin on Sun, 01/08/2012 - 2:37pm
The 2012 Berakah Award was presented to the Rev. Dr. Louis Weil (CDSP) at the annual meeting of the North American Academy of Liturgy. This award is given each year to honor an outstanding contributor to liturgical scholarship.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 01/03/2012 - 12:00am
Izak Lattu, a doctoral student in Interdisciplinary Studies, denounces changes by the Indonesian government which oppress practioners of indigenous religion.
"Although indigenous faiths such as Sunda Wiwitan, Kejawen and other forms of traditional beliefs represent local ways of addressing the Ultimate Reality, they nonetheless encounter discrimination on a political basis....
Submitted by communications on Wed, 11/30/2011 - 12:00am
It was standing room only in Easton Hall for the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies' lively November 29 conference “Formations of Orthodoxy,” which explored Orthodox Jewish cultural formations in interwar Poland and post-Holocaust America.
The evening ended with a keynote talk by Rabbi Michael Schudrich, Chief Rabbi of Poland.
Submitted by communications on Sun, 11/20/2011 - 12:00am
Izak Lattu, doctoral student in Interdisciplinary Studies, explains how the actions of one Indonesian politician marks the exception to the general principle of religious tolerance in the country for which it is revered.
"It has been years of agony for GKI Taman Yasmin Protestant church congregation members as Bogor Mayor Diani Budiarto has defied a Supreme Court decision to allow them to attend Sunday mass in their place of worship.
Budiarto’s bureaucratic move reflects the failure of not only law enforcement in the city, but also of the country’s civil justice system....
Submitted by gtu_admin on Wed, 11/09/2011 - 2:41pm
Laurie Zoloth (Ph.D. '93) is Professor of Medical Humanities & Bioethics and Religion and Director of the Center for Bioethics, Science, and Society at Northwestern University and GTU's Alumna of the Year for 2005.