This performance featuring acclaimed Kathak dance artist Rina Mehta was recorded on April 10, 2015, at the Doug Adams Gallery at the Graduate Theological Union. The performance was presented in conjunction with the 2015 Surjit Singh Lecture on Comparative Religious Thought, and was sponsored by the GTU's Hindu Studies Initiative and the Center for Arts, Religion, and Education (CARE).
Submitted by communications on Wed, 06/17/2015 - 1:53pm
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?
Submitted by commassistant on Tue, 04/28/2015 - 2:39pm
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:
A CARE brown bag lunch, featuring Dr. Munir Jiwa, CARE Fall 2014 Grant Recipient, who presents on the research he conducted on the representation and use of Islamic art/history in institutions from New York to Doha, the mobilization of aesthetic capital, and the cultivation of new museum subjects and publics. Institutions studied include the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha Qatar; Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; Metropolitan Museum of Islamic Art, New York; and Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 (All day) to Friday, August 28, 2015 (All day)
Please come enjoy, contemplate, and experience the interactions of this exciting collaborative exhibit. Judith Selby Lang and Richard Lang will contribute pieces from their collection, which bring attention to the problem of plastic pollution through colorful and sensitive artwork created from these plastic remnants. The Langs will also work with Badè Museum curators to explore & select pieces for display from the Museum's Iron Age Tell en-Nasbeh collection, from which we we have a legacy of pottery sherds and ceramic figurines.
Film Screening at JST and special Q&A with Annie O’Neil - pilgrim and co-director! It is a must-see for anyone interested in pilgrimage or the Way of Saint James - as the New York Times proclaimed, “Viewer beware: The impulse to take a hike is strong. Wear sturdy shoes.”
The evening kicks off with a liturgy at 5:15 pm and a simple soup supper starting around 6:00pm – or feel free to just come along for the film and discussion beginning at 6:45.
The 2015 Surjit Singh Lecture on Comparative Religious Thought and Culture is entitled "Interreligious Relations as Friendship: M.K. Gandhi and Charles Freer Andrews." Our featured speaker is Dr. Anantanand Rambachan, professor of religion at Saint Olaf College in Minnesota.
Justin Tannis, Managing Director of the Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies in Religion & Ministry at the Pacific School of Religion, will lead an examination of three HIV+ artists, Juan Gonzalez, Albert Winn, and David Wojnarowicz and the ways in which their work embodies the efforts to make the suffering of those impacted by HIV/AIDS visible. Doug Adams Gallery, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA