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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Presented by the Olive Tree Initiative Month of Ideas
Histories of Palestinian Nationalism - Visions of Nationalism Part 2
Professor Khalil Barhoum - Stanford University Professor of Literature, Culture, and Languages Jackie Husary - National General Coordinator for the Palestinian Youth Movement Omar Shakir - JD candidate, Stanford Law School, Fulbright Scholar (Syria), 2007-2008, Founding President, Stanford Students for Palestinian Equal Rights
You are cordially invitied to the upcoming event hosted by the Olive Tree Initiative at Berkeley: Religion and Conflict: Intersections of Faith in Conflict and Conflict Resolution, on November 7th at 6:30pm in 106 Moffit (UC Berkeley). The event will be focusing on the past and present relations, whether conflictual or constructive, between the three main monotheistic religions -- particularly as related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We will be featuring an expert panel of scholars and practitioners who deal with interfaith conflict and peacebuilding, including: