Submitted by communications on Thu, 09/13/2012 - 3:32pm
Monday, September 17, 2012 - 7:30pm
During this event Zaytuna College's co-founders, Hatem Bazian, Zaid Shakir, and Hamza Yusuf will speak about the recent wave of unrest in Libya, Egypt and other parts of the Muslim world that was set off due to the posting of the video maligning the Prophet Mohammad (SAW).
James A. Donahue (President, Graduate Theological Union) and Munir Jiwa (Assistant Professor, Graduate Theological Union) will also speak at this event.
Sandy Tolan, Associate Professor - Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC will be moderating this event.
Submitted by communications on Wed, 06/27/2012 - 12:45pm
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 7:00pm
We will explore the Christian, Mormon, Muslim and Jewish perspectives on the upcoming election and the role of religion in American politics, with attention to recent discussions around the separation of Church and State, on religious freedom and its role in public policy, and U.S. foreign policy.
A dream long in the making, the Center for Islamic Studies will open its doors for the first time this fall. The center will enhance the work of Muslim scholars and all students at the Graduate Theological Union.
Starr King School for the Ministry Director of the Starr King Luce Project for Multi-religious Theological Education
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty (on leave from this role 2006-2008)
Professor of Cultural Studies/Islamic Studies
Core Doctoral Faculty Member
Courtney Bruntz came to the GTU unsure of exactly what direction she would take. “At that point I was really interested in interreligious work, but thought at some point I would focus solely on Buddhism and the religions of Asia. GTU was a really good place to start that process because of all the different member schools and centers of distinction.” Bruntz’s journey beyond her Lutheran upbringing in Nebraska began at the age of 19 when her sister got married. Her brother-in-law is a third generation Japanese American. She recalls that her brother-in-law’s grandmother kept initiating conversations on the wedding being interreligious and intercultural. “I hadn’t thought about the intersection of two cultures and faith traditions until then. That experience shaped my initial years at college.”