The GTU, in collaboration with the Peder Sather Center for Advanced Study of UC Berkeley, is pleased to announce a three-day long workshop on environmental change and ritualized relationships with the other-than-human world.
The GTU's Mira and Ajay Shingal Center for Dharma Studies presents His Grace Gauranga Dasa Prabhu speaking on sustainable living as showcased by the Govardhan Ecovillage in India. Response by Devin Zuber of the Center for Swedenborgian Studies.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 (All day) to Thursday, August 28, 2014 (All day)
An Urban Retreat on Environmental Justice
Join us for two days of study, dialogue, ritual celebration, food, music, art and community building celebrating the Spirit of Life. Our Symposium connects all Starr King’s School’s students, faculty, staff, trustees, graduates and communities as we cultivate multi-religious, counter-oppressive, just and sustainable communities.
The GTU will host a book forum on a posthumously published book by the late Lewis S. Mudge, a distinguished theologian and pioneer of ecumenism and interfaith dialogue who taught theology and ethics at the San Francisco Theological Seminary for many years prior to his death in 2009.
The motto of the Graduate Theological Union is “where religion meets the world,” but what does it mean? It’s easy to draw a line between what is “sacred” and “secular” (often whatever is not “sacred”), but that’s not quite it either since religion is part of the world we know and the world interacts with religion. Rather, our motto emphasizes where faith traditions purposefully encounter people and events, sometimes in unique ways — describing this encounter as crossroads, bridges, and dialogue.
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