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Green Tea Conversation: Women's Leadership and Islam in China

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 12:30pm

Join in a Green Tea Conversation on Women's Leadership and Islam in China with Courtney Bruntz.

Courtney is a Ph.D. student at Graduate Theological Union. She worked as a Visiting Instructor of English and American Culture at Central China Normal University in Wuhan, Hubei, PRC for two years. Currently she is teaching a course, Women in Chinese Islam, at the GTU with the Newhall Grant.

Bring your lunch. Tea&snack will be provided. Free and open to the public

Pacific School of Religion, Mudd 103

Green Tea Conversation on the Statements of CATS VII

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:00pm

Asia Project will host a Green Tea Conversation on the Statement of CATS VII with Dr. Moses Penumaka. The Congress of Asian Theologians (CATS) is a bi-/tri-annual conference of theologians throughout Asia, founded in 1997. CATS VII, the Seventh Congress was held on the theme, “Embracing and Embodying God’s Hospitality Today” on June 30-July6, 2012. Dr. Penumaka will present and lead a discussion on the statements from CATS VII as he represented Asia Project and the GTU in the Congress. Dr.

Earth, Tsunami, and Nuclear Crisis in Japan: How Japanese religious communities are reaching out to the suffered

Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 12:00pm

Asia Project Green Tea Conversation

Bring your lunch and join us for a conversation with Dr. Chizuko Saito about how Japanese religious communities are helping to heal victims of the tsunami. Tea will be provided.

Dr. Saito received her Ph.D. from the GTU and is currently an associate professor at Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts in Kyoto, Japan.

LISTEN: American Muslims Redefining Religion and Identity

October 18, 2012

Asia Project Green Tea Conversation - American Muslims Redefining Religion and Identity: A Critical Discourse Analysis on 9/11 Uproar

Green Tea Conversation - Korean Buddhist Nuns and Laywomen: Hidden Histories, Enduring Vitality

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Asia Project and KSA (Korean Student Association) will co-host a Green Tea Conversation inviting a Korean Buddhist scholar, Dr. Eunsu Cho. Dr. Cho will present with the topic of "Korean Buddhist Nuns and Laywomen: hidden histories, enduring vitality." Cho is a professor of Buddhist Philosophy at Seoul National University in Korea and currently teaching at UC Berkeley as a visiting professor.

Why Study at the GTU?

Sunday, November 11, 2012 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

A program designed for prospective master's degree students, this event is an opportunity to meet faculty, student, and staff representatives from the member schools and centers -- explore ways to understand the urgent issues of our time in an interreligious graduate study community in Berkeley.

Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709

To reserve a place, email or call the GTU Admissions Office, 800/826-4488


Faculty with Teaching and Research Interests Related to Asia and Oceania

Asian, Asian-American, and Oceanic faculty, along with other Euro-American faculty possess academic knowledge of and experience in one or more Asian/Oceanic cultures and faith traditions:chi character


Judith Berling

Asia Project

Welcome to the Asia Project at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU)

Sacred Snapshots - A Review

Asia Project was a participating organization at the incredibly successful Sacred Snapshots at Pacific School of Religion on Saturday, April 21. The event allowed participants to get a taste, a "snapshot" if you will, of different religious traditions and practices. More than 200 people attended workshops and classes, including "Indian Christian Spirituality: Bhajans and Keerthanas" which was led by Asia Project Director Moses Penumaka.

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