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Islam from the Public Square to the Academy

With few counterparts, the Center for Islamic Studies (CIS) offers graduate students and scholars, Muslim and those of other faith traditions, the opportunity to pursue the academic study of Islam, within the multireligious context of the GTU, where pluralism, dialogue and interreligious understanding are the basis of scholarship and service. It also provides a community for Muslim students throughout the consortium regardless of academic interests.

Contents Fall 2008

Currents Fall 2008

Stitching Hope and Beauty in Pamplona Alta
Rebecca Berru Davis finds dreams in cloth among the impoverished women of Lima, Peru.

Currents Spring 2009

Currents Spring 2009Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and Other Life Lessons
Dr. Martha (Marty) Stortz reflects on her transformational trip with Dr. Lisa Fullam to Tanzania.

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and Other Life Lessons

 

On top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, photo by Paul Jacobson
Martha Stortz: top row, second from right

“The mountain can’t be conquered by climbing or captured in words. Better Job’s response, after YHWH speaks to him from the whirlwind”:

New Books

GTU alumni are busy publishing. Here are two more books published in 2008.

… by Kate McCarthy, Ph.D. ’94

Interfaith Encounters in America
Rutgers University Press

“…essential reading for scholars of religion, sociology, and American Studies, as well as anyone who is concerned with the purported impossibility of religious pluralism.” —Amazon editorial review

GTU Welcomes Arthur Holder Back

Arthur Holder

GTU welcomes Arthur Holder back to his job as Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs and John Dillenberger Professor of Christian Spirituality. Holder returns from sabbatical, during which he worked on editing Christian Spirituality: The Classics. The volume will be published by Routledge in fall 2009.

Bringing GTU, At-Risk Youth Together through Art

GTU in the Community

Bringing GTU, At-Risk Youth Together through Art

Some students, immersed in theory, history, and doctrine, long for the practical. Abigail “Abby” King Kaiser found her way out of the ivory tower last summer by working with Youth Spirit Artworks (YSA) — an interfaith non-profit organization for East Bay homeless and at-risk youth.

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