The motto of the Graduate Theological Union is “where religion meets the world,” but what does it mean? It’s easy to draw a line between what is “sacred” and “secular” (often whatever is not “sacred”), but that’s not quite it either since religion is part of the world we know and the world interacts with religion. Rather, our motto emphasizes where faith traditions purposefully encounter people and events, sometimes in unique ways — describing this encounter as crossroads, bridges, and dialogue.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 4:29pm
For almost 40 years the GTU has been a significant part of my life, a part that underscored the theological notion of vocation that each of us is called in a particular way by God to enter a path that will enable us to grow and to use our skills and potentials to make a significant contribution to the world, along a path that will lead us to our own fulfillment.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 4:17pm
By any standard, the Graduate Theological Union is unique. Envisioned as a grand experiment of cooperation and collaboration, the consortium overcame the early struggles of pioneering new ground in graduate theological education.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 3:53pm
Steven T. Georgiou (M.A. '98, Ph.D. '04) delivered the core lectures at St. Bonaventure University's inaugural Robert Lax Week, held March 4-8. Georgiou served as the "Lax Lecture Scholar" for the event due to his expertise on the hermit-sage of Patmos.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 1:57pm
The GTU’s Golden Anniversary was capped by a gala at the St. Regis in San Francisco on February 28. The event brought together the faculties and administration of the member schools, in addition to alumni, students, and supporters from the community, to celebrate the uniqueness of the GTU — honoring our history and looking toward our future.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 11:21am
GTU member school San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS) will host the annual T.V. Moore Lecture series on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12. The distinguished speaker for this year’s event is Rev. Dr. Andrea C. White, Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, and Associated Faculty in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Graduate Division of Religion.
Rev. Dr. James McDonald, president of San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS), will lead 30 Marin County churches and organizations for the 17th annual Marin Crop Walk On Sunday, April 21, in San Rafael. The annual walk seeks to raise awareness of hunger related issues throughout the world.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 04/09/2013 - 5:00pm
In the April 1, 2013 issue of The Catholic Voice, Bishop Emeritus John S. Cummins shared the remarks he gave as an invocation at the GTU's 50th Anniversary Gala. Below is a brief excerpt and link to the full remarks.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 11:48am
It is a bittersweet occasion for me to inform the GTU community that our beloved president, James Donahue, has been selected to be the next president of St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga. The first non-Christian Brother to be president of St. Mary’s, Jim will assume his new role in July 2013.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 12:25pm