I look at my life and realize how incredible it is to find myself at the GTU in Berkeley. I am an American citizen, born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, but my abuelita (grandmother) is quick to remind me, “Mexican comes before American. You are Mexican-American and do not forget it.”
Submitted by communications on Tue, 10/15/2013 - 7:36pm
Randi Wren, M.A. student in Jewish Studies, addressed an intimate crowd on Monday, September 16, in the student lounge. Her Constitution Day talk stemmed from her thesis research on the theology behind the founding of America.
Here are some notable points from her talk, "The Founding Fathers and the Constitution: United by Belief in the Tenets of the Bible":
Submitted by communications on Thu, 09/19/2013 - 10:09am
The Fellowship of Reconciliation, the oldest interfaith peace and justice organization in North America, has selected Rev. Kristin Gill Stoneking as it's 24th Executive Director. Stoneking is a Ph.D. student in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on interreligious studies and nonviolence education. She is also ordained in the United Methodist Church.
Submitted by communications on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 2:36pm
When it comes to horror films, a dash of holy water, a priest waving a cross, and some unintelligible Latin usually provide enough legitimacy to make the most demonic possessions believable to the general population. But when brothers Chad and Carey Hayes set to writing their most recent screenplay, they wanted an accurate portrayal more than dramatic. Diana Walsh-Pasulka (M.A.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 1:15pm
Schools in most states and the District of Columbia must make a good faith effort to distribute voter registration forms to their students. This voter registration requirement was included in the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. In essence, if a Title IV (Federal Student Aid) participating school is located in a state that requires voter registration prior to election day and/or does not allow the ability to register at the time of voting, then the school must make a good faith effort to distribute voter registration forms to its federal student aid eligible students.
Join in a Green Tea Conversation with Mee-Yin Mary Yuen on "Migrant Women Workers in Hong Kong and Catholic Ethical Response."
Mee-Yin Mary Yuen, from Hong Kong, China, is currently a PhD student in IDS area with focus on Christian social ethics, Chinese Confucian ethics, and Asian theology. She taught Catholic social ethics in several religious institutions in Hong Kong. She worked in the Justice and Peace Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese before and has engaged in the social justice ministry at local and Asian levels for many years.
On April 5, Waqas Sajjad, Fulbright Scholar and GTU Ph.D. student in Cultural and Historical Studies of Religion, presented his paper entitled “Christians and Muslim Minorities in Pakistan - The Missing Discourse” at the 30th Annual Meeting of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies (ACSIS) at Seton Hall University.
Submitted by communications on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 4:06pm
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.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 04/16/2013 - 4:29pm