Graduate Theological Union

Munir Jiwa

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GTU Celebrates Commencement 2015 (includes Video)

On May 7, forty-four graduates were honored at the GTU's 2015 commencement ceremony at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary's Chapel of the Cross in Berkeley, California.

Containing the Rising Ride of Islamophobia: OPEN Silicon Valley Forum

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 1:00pm

Anti-Islamic rhetoric is spreading across America like wildfire as fear-mongering tactics and crass statements by politicians continue to create an ominous climate at home for Muslim-Americans.

Currents Fall 2015

In this Issue:

COVER STORY

Beauty that Empowers by Suzanne E. Miller

 

Unpacking Islamophobia: What Christians Should Know About Islam

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:45pm

In a climate of fear, misinformation, and generalization, how can we equip ourselves to speak and act in solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters? Dr. Jiwa from Center of Islamic Studies, GTU, and President and Dean Mark Richardson of CDSP will meet in conversation at CDSP to discuss the reality of Islam. This event will be available via livestream.

When: Thursday, March 3rd, 7:45pm
Where: Tucson Common Room, CDSP Campus, 2451 Ridge Road Berkeley CA 94709

Opportunities and Challenges of Teaching Islamic Studies in Theological Seminaries

Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 9:00am

 

Munir Jiwa, Director of the Center for Islamic Studies, is a panelist for this Theology and Religious Reflection Section co-organized by the International Institute of Islamic Thought at the American Academy of Religions Annual Meeting this month.

When: Saturday, November 21, 9:00-11:00am
Where: Marriott, Atlanta GA

 

From Mosques to Museums

Sarlo Award-winner Dr. Munir Jiwa reflects on art and Muslim identity, interreligious dialogue, and the growth of the GTU’s Center for Islamic Studies

From the Fall 2015 issue of Currents

From Mosques to Museums

Sarlo Award-winner Dr. Munir Jiwa reflects on art and Muslim identity, interreligious dialogue, and the growth of the GTU’s Center for Islamic Studies

by Doug Davidson

from Currents Fall 2015

Islamic Sacred Texts

About this Concentration

Students in this concentration work to develop competencies in the study of the Qur’an and Prophetic Tradition. Contextualizing these foundational sources through their historical development and the contributions of generations of Muslim scholars, students study related texts and traditions, including Islamic law, theology, and spirituality that together inform the textual and interpretative community of Islam.

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