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Hunt Receives the Katzenstein Award

Alumna Mary E. Hunt Received the Katzenstein Award for “reliable sense of humor” among other attributes. The Harvard Divinity School Alumni/ae Association honored Dr. Hunt with the 2008 Rabbi Martin Katzenstein Award. Hunt is the co-founder and co-director of the Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (WATER) in Silver Spring, Maryland. She is a feminist theologian and a Catholic active in the women-church movement. She earned her Ph.D. from the GTU.

Working and Giving with Heart


Working and Giving with Heart

Howard SimonHoward Simon, attorney and corporate executive, has managed to blend two seemingly disparate career tracks into one path, taking the seeds of ethics, compassion, and collaboration he picked up at the Graduate Theological Union and planting them in California’s biotechnology industry.

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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A Profound Surprise: Presenting the History of Jews in Italy

The most surprising discovery for David Rosenberg-Wohl during his research into the life of Jews in Italy for a recent museum exhibit was the ambiguity of Jewish life in the Renaissance-era ghetto.

A joint Graduate Theological Union/UC Berkeley doctoral student in Jewish Studies, Rosenberg-Wohl was given the task of curating “Forging Italian Jewish Identities 1516-1870” for the Museo ItalioAmericano in San Francisco.

GTU Alum Directs Humane Society’s Animals and Religion Program

ChickenFew people know about the harsh lives of approximately 10 billion animals raised on U.S. factory farms every year before appearing on our dinner plates.

From the President

Daily experiences remind me that the GTU tag line probably ought to read: “Where religion engages the world,” rather than “where religion meets the world.” The member schools, centers, institutes, and affiliates of the Graduate Theological Union actively engage the world in all its diversity—provoking new thought, igniting expanded spiritual awareness, and transforming lives. Let me offer just a few recent examples of how the GTU is shaping the future of religious studies:  

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