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Abraham: An Interfaith Panel

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 7:30pm

Featuring Omid Safi, Ali Ataie and John Kaltner. Event co-sponsors include the Center for Islamic Studies and American Baptist Seminary of the West. Zaytuna College, 2401 Le Conte, Berkeley.

Fall 2014 Presidents Column

 

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 - 6:45pm to Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 5:00pm

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.

Why We Need To Be Interreligious

by Arthur Holder

At its February 2014 meeting, the GTU Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution that affirms the interreligious nature of the Graduate Theological Union and opens the way for other religious traditions to join the Protestant, Catholic, Unitarian, Jewish, Buddhist, and Muslim communities already represented here. The statement highlighted the representation of the world’s diverse religious traditions as essential to the GTU’s nature and integral to its mission. It went on to encourage the GTU President to work to “expand and foster representation of the world’s great religious traditions” by seeking out new candidates for consideration as program units, affiliates, and centers for inclusion in the GTU.

 

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
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