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Ex Oriente Lux: Luxury Textiles and Oriental Carpets

Friday, October 31, 2014 - 10:30am

Carol Bier, visiting scholar at the GTU's Center for Islamic Studies, will be offering a lecture and discussion at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco as part of the museum's series on "The Arts of the Islamic World."  Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Reading the Qu'ran in the 21st Century

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 6:00pm
Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, 1433 Madison St., Oakland, CA 94612

Symbols of Transformation: Jesus & Mary in the Teachings of Ibn 'Arabi

Friday, November 14, 2014 (All day) to Saturday, November 15, 2014 (All day)

Zaytuna College, 2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley

Som Pourfarzaneh

Associate Director of Public Programs & Lecturer
 
At GTU since 2014
 
B.A., University of California, Berkeley 2003
M.A.S.C., Starr King School for the Ministry, 2007
Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union, 2013
 
Phone: 510/649-2563

Creative Leadership in Islamic Studies

CIS Graduates Are Expanding the Conversation--and Impacting Their Communities

by Doug Davidson

When the GTU celebrates commencement in May 2014, four extraordinary students will be their Master of Arts degrees in the field of Islamic Studies. In many ways, these four scholar-practitioners, among the first graduates of this new master’s program at the GTU’s Center for Islamic Studies, exemplify the diversity of background, academic interests, and professional trajectories that make the GTU unique in the field of interreligious education.

Celebrating Our CIS Graduates

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Center for Islamic Studies Reception
Join us in celebrating this year's CIS graduates!
 
Location
Center for Islamic Studies
2452 Virginia Street Berkeley, CA 94709
 

Songs for the Spirit Benefit Concert

Friday, April 18, 2014 - 7:30pm
Songs for the Spirit: Benefit Concert for Islamophobia Research and Documentation at UC Berkeley
Featuring the Aswat Sacred Music Ensemble 
 
Location
Zaytuna College
2401 Le Conte Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709
 
More info at Zawaya.org: http://zawaya.org/site/?p=3350

Islamic Higher Education in the West: Challenges and Opportunities

Saturday, April 5, 2014 (All day)

 Join us in person or via live stream this  Saturday, April 5, 8:15 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. PT for the inaugural academic Zaytuna College conference on "Islamic Higher Education in the West: Challenges and Opportunities." 

Center for Islamic Studies Welcomes Dr. Mohamad Som Pourfarzaneh as Associate Director of Public Programs

March 18, 2014, Berkeley, CA – The Center for Islamic Studies (CIS) at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Mohamad Som Pourfarzaneh as its Associate Director of Public Programs and Lecturer in Islamic Studies.  Dr. Pourfarzaneh will be working with Director Dr. Munir Jiwa to develop and direct the Center’s public and academic programs in Islamic Studies, as well as offering classes on Islam in the West, Islam and Media, and Islamophobia.

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