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A Cry for Justice in Hymnody: Featuring the Hymns of Dan Damon

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 5:00pm

Join us for an evening rich in music and fellowship, featuring the hymns of Dan Damon, FHS, an internationally published writer of hymn texts and tunes. This event is cosponsored by the GTU's Center for the Arts & Religion, ABSW, and the hymn society in the US and Canada.

When: Sunday, November 6, 5:00 pm

Annual Drexler Lecture 2016: Religious Liberty

Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 6:00pm

Defending & Extending Religious Liberty for All: How Are We Doing?

The GTU and ABSW Mourn Rev. Dr. Paul M. Martin

For Immediate release, March 24, 2016

The GTU is deeply saddened to report news of the death of the Rev. Dr. Paul M. Martin, President of the American Baptist Seminary of the West. Dr. Martin died suddenly on Wednesday, March 23, during a trip to Denver.

King and Faith Lectures in SF

Friday, January 15, 2016 (All day) to Monday, January 18, 2016 (All day)

GTU and Partners Stand Against Islamophobia

Homebrewed Christianity: Interview and Panel

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 8:00pm

The Graduate Theological Union will host Tripp Fuller and his Homebrewed Christianity podcast. (

Fuller, who is pursuing a PhD in theology at Claremont Graduate University, says that his popular podcast brings listeners "the best nerdy audiological ingredients so you can brew your own faith."

In Solidarity Against Islamophobia

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 3:00pm

Challenging recent Islamophobic rhetoric, leaders from Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, and Muslim traditions unite for illuminating dialogue and action in solidarity with Muslim communities.

WHEN: Thursday, December 17th

WHERE: "Holy Hill," intersection of Le Conte and Scenic Avenues, Berkeley, CA


Spoken Word and Performing the Word

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 7:00pm

Two ABSW classes of students across the GTU want to offer a combined presentation of Spoken Word and Performed Word for their colleagues and friends. What better way to end the Fall Semester!!

Faithfully Feminist Book Forum

Monday, November 2, 2015 - 6:00pm

GTU Doctoral Candidate Corinna Guerrero, who teaches at both ABSW and JST, is among the contributors to Faithfully Feminist: Jewish, Christian, & Muslim Feminists on Why We Stay. Join her for a conversation about that book and the role of women in religion. Monday, November 2, from 6:00 to 6:40, in the chapel at American Baptist Seminary of the West, 2606 Dwight Way, Berkeley.

"Head of Passes" plus panel discussion at the Berkeley Rep

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 8:00pm

The Graduate Theological Union, along with the Center for the Arts, Religion, and Education and the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, invite you to join us for a discussion following the May 14, 2015 performance of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Head of Passes, which is based in part on the Book of Job.

The discussion will occur in the Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s cafe following the performance and include a panel of experts, including:

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