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Dr. Jeffrey Richey Named 2016 GTU Alum of the Year

The Graduate Theological Union is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Jeffrey L. Richey (PhD, 2000) as the GTU’s 2016 Alumnus of the Year. Dr. Richey holds the Francis Alexander McGaw Chair in Religion at Berea College in Kentucky, where he serves as Professor of Religion and Asian Studies.

Spiritual Other/Spiritual Self: Models of Transformative Interfaith Work - Surjit Singh Lecture 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 7:00pm

Jennifer Howe Peace (Ph.D. '05)
Assistant Professor of Interfaith Studies, Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) and Director of CIRCLE (Center fo Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education)

People of diverse religious backgrounds encounter each other daily in coffee shops, hospitals, classrooms, and around the dinner table. What might these encounters teach us about ourselves, our neighbors, or about God? Drawing on stories from My Neighbor’s Faith (Orbis, 2012), this year's Singh Lecture will explore what these encounters tell us about the nature of transformative interfaith work today.

Responses will be given by Charles Gibbs (Executive Director, United Religions Initiative) and Rebecca Parker (President, Starr King School for the Ministry) with a discussion moderated by Judith Berling (Professor of Chinese and Comparative Religions, GTU). The will be a public reception before the lecture at 6:00PM in the Bade Museum across the Courtyard.

CIS Students and Alumni

"The students who come to the GTU for Islamic studies are interested in serious academic study of the Islamic tradition within its theological, historical, and cultural contexts, and they want to do so in an interdisciplinary, intercultural, interreligious and intra-religous environment, where practice of faith matters. Students at the Center for Islamic Studies come from diverse backgrounds and traditions, and value the environment here at the GTU where that diversity is respected."

--Munir Jiwa, Director, Center for Islamic Studies 
 

Scholarship and Spirituality as Bridges

Dr. Jeffrey L. Richey (PhD, 2000), Professor of Religion and Asian Studies at Berea College in Kentucky, was selected as the GTU's 2016 Alum of the Year, and was honored at the GTU Alumni Reception at the annual meeting of AAR/SBL in November. We are pleased to share this article, adapted from Dr. Richey’s speech at that gathering, in which he reflects on the bridging power of spirituality and scholarship.

GTU Reception at AAR/SBL

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 8:00pm

All GTU alumni, students, and prospective students are cordially invited to the GTU reception at the annual meetings of AAR/SBL in San Antonio.

GTU Reception at AAR & SBL

Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 7:00pm

Connect with GTU faculty, students, alumni, and administration--and greet our 2015 Alumna of the Year, Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado--at the GTU reception at the AAR & SBL Annual Meeting. Prospective students are encouraged to RSVP to Andrea Sheaffer, so we can welcome you. 

GTU Alumni of the Year

These distinguished GTU alumni have been involved in activities around the world ranging from teaching and scholarship to social justice work or government policy. Wherever they are, they help nurture new leaders who cross religious and cultural divides to make our world a better place to live.
 
2016 – Jeffrey L. Richey, Ph.D. 2000
2015 – Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado, Ph.D. 2001
2014 – Suzanne Holland, Ph.D. 1997
2013 – Uriah Kim, Ph.D. 2004

GTU Alumni Reception at AAR/SBL

Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 8:00pm

Join us as we honor our 2014 Alumna of the Year, Dr. Suzanne Holland (PhD, '97). Harbor Terrace at the Grand Hyatt, 1 Market Place, San Diego. Please RSVP by November 14 to alumni@gtu.edu, 510-649-2431. GTU alumni, faculty, students, and prospective students welcome.   

Beauty that Redeems

   

Book Review—Saving Beauty: A Theological Aesthetics of Nature by Kathryn B. Alexander

by Nathan Michon


from Currents Fall 2014

GTU Announces 2014 Alumna of the Year: Dr. Suzanne Holland

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