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Bearing Witness to Suffering and Hope


Spotlighting Dr. William O’Neill, SJ 
Recipient of the GTU’s 2014 Sarlo Excellence in Teaching Award
By Doug Davidson

 

Creative Leadership in Islamic Studies

CIS Graduates Are Expanding the Conversation--and Impacting Their Communities

by Doug Davidson

When the GTU celebrates commencement in May 2014, four extraordinary students will be their Master of Arts degrees in the field of Islamic Studies. In many ways, these four scholar-practitioners, among the first graduates of this new master’s program at the GTU’s Center for Islamic Studies, exemplify the diversity of background, academic interests, and professional trajectories that make the GTU unique in the field of interreligious education.

Center for Islamic Studies Welcomes Dr. Mohamad Som Pourfarzaneh as Associate Director of Public Programs

March 18, 2014, Berkeley, CA – The Center for Islamic Studies (CIS) at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Mohamad Som Pourfarzaneh as its Associate Director of Public Programs and Lecturer in Islamic Studies.  Dr. Pourfarzaneh will be working with Director Dr. Munir Jiwa to develop and direct the Center’s public and academic programs in Islamic Studies, as well as offering classes on Islam in the West, Islam and Media, and Islamophobia.

Critical Muslim Studies - Granada, Spain

Monday, June 9, 2014 (All day) to Friday, June 20, 2014 (All day)
Critical Muslim Studies: Decolonial Struggles, Theology of Liberation, and Islamic Revival  
Granada, Spain
 

Faculty include, CIS Director, Munir Jiwa.

Click here for more information.

 

Film Screening, By The Dawn's Early Light: Chris Jackson's Journey to Islam

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 11:00am

Black History Month

Film Screening, By Dawn's Early Light: Chris Jackson's Journey to Islam

Munir Jiwa, selected as Advisory Board Member for FotoFest 2014 Biennale

The FotoFest 2014 Biennial, the 15th International Biennial of Photography and Photo-related Art, is March 15 - April 27, 2014. FotoFest's own exhibitions for the 2014 Biennial will focus on Contemporary Arab Video, Photography and Multi Media art. The Biennial will showcase 48 contemporary Arab artists using photography and related visual media to address a broad range of aesthetic and cultural values impacting Arab culture. 

 

Media Influence on the Perception of Religion

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 5:30pm

Media Influence on Public Perception of Religion, "Encountering the Other: Examining the Issues That Blind or Divide Us" presented by the San Francisco Interfaith Council.

 

Featured Presenters

Munir Jiwa, Ph.D.

Director and Assoicate Professor, Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union

 

Rabbi Douglas Kahn

Executive Director, Jewish Community Relations Council

 

Graduate Theological Union receives $330,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation in support of Islam in the Public Sphere Leadership Program at the Center for Islamic Studies

For Immediate Release

Contact: Christopher Cox, 510/649-2531, ccox@gtu.edu

Asia Project Green Tea Conversation: Christians in Pakistan-The Missing Discourse

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Asia Project presents,

Green Tea Conversation

Christians in Pakistan - The Missing Discourse

Join in a Green Tea Conversation with Mohammad Waqas Sajjad. Mohammad is a PhD student a s a Fullbright scholar from Pakistanis at the Graduate Theological Union. His academic focus is institutionalized Sunni groups in Pakistan. Mohammad's presentation will be commented by Dr. Munir Jiwa, director of Center for Islamic Studies at the GTU.

CIS Director, Munir Jiwa, to present at CCSMSC Workshop in Vancouver

Munir Jiwa, Director of the Center for Islamic Studies and Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, has been selected as a panelist at the Interfaith Dialogue in a Plural Society: The View from the Academy Workshop hosted by The Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures (CCSMSC)
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