Submitted by communications on Wed, 06/27/2012 - 12:45pm
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 7:00pm
We will explore the Christian, Mormon, Muslim and Jewish perspectives on the upcoming election and the role of religion in American politics, with attention to recent discussions around the separation of Church and State, on religious freedom and its role in public policy, and U.S. foreign policy.
Submitted by admissions on Tue, 06/26/2012 - 2:57pm
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.
A dream long in the making, the Center for Islamic Studies will open its doors for the first time this fall. The center will enhance the work of Muslim scholars and all students at the Graduate Theological Union.
Montazeri, interested in art from a young age, and herself a calligrapher, came to the U.S. with her husband just over a year ago from Tehran, Iran. Both wanted to study art. When reviewing UC Berkeley’s catalog in art history, she came upon a link to the GTU. “Most interesting to me was the great range in class offerings, from opportunities to study different faith traditions, to religion and art. I thought the GTU was meant for me!
Submitted by communications on Mon, 06/07/2010 - 2:38pm
June 7, 2010 - In the framework of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Intellectual Watch series, Dr. Munir Jiwa, the founding Director and Assistant Professor at the Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, presents his latest research and engages in a discussion on Muslim cultural producers — comedians, performers, musicians, visual artists... — who put into question the divide between the secular and the religious.
Submitted by communications on Mon, 07/16/2007 - 4:25pm
Munir Jiwa, director of the Center for Islamic Studies, and assistant professor of Islamic Studies, has a rich background in engaging difference. His research has addressed mass media portrayals of Islam and Muslims.
Jiwa was previously at the University of Toronto, where he was a Mellon postdoctoral fellow in the Department and Center for the Study of Religion. He holds a master’s degree in religion from Harvard and a doctorate in anthropology from Columbia University.