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Starr King School of Ministry Symposium

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.

Lewis Mudge Book Forum

Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 12:30pm
Dinner Boardroom, GTU Library, 2400 Ridge Rd., Berkeley.
 
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.
 

Escaping the Ivory Tower: Practical Theological Scholarship

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.

Green Deen: What Islam Teaches about Protecting the Planet

Saturday, February 23, 2013 - 5:00pm

Green DeenIslam & Authors series at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC), conversation with author Ibrahim Abdul-Matin. 

Co-sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies. 

ICCNC, 1433 Madison Street, Oakland 94612. 

Catholics and the Environment: A Student’s Address

As a recent article noted (“The ‘green’ pope: Benedict’s calls for creation earns notice”), Benedict XVI’s pro-active and public stance on the environment, both in writing and leadership, has earned him the moniker, the “green” pope.

Working and Giving with Heart

Alumni

Working and Giving with Heart

Howard SimonHoward Simon, attorney and corporate executive, has managed to blend two seemingly disparate career tracks into one path, taking the seeds of ethics, compassion, and collaboration he picked up at the Graduate Theological Union and planting them in California’s biotechnology industry.

E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation Supports Two Outstanding Students

Sean Gross and Sheri Prud’homme are grateful recipients of the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation scholarship — a two-year full tuition scholarship supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered persons of faith, or those endeavoring to insure faith communities’ understanding, affirmation, and inclusion of LGBT individuals. Both are 2nd-year Ph.D. students.

A Theology for Koko...and all creatures great and small

Koko
 Koko signs “Love”

Image copyright 2011 The Gorilla Foundation/Koko.org. Photo by Ronald Cohn.

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