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GTU Adopts New Doctoral Program Curriculum

The Graduate Theological Union has adopted a new doctoral curriculum beginning in fall 2016 that builds on the strengths of the existing program while enhancing opportunities for interdisciplinary scholarship and interreligious conversation among students and faculty.

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

A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart: Profiling Dr. Suzanne Holland, the GTU’s Alumna of the Year


Friday, May 10, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Join in a Green Tea Conversation with Mee-Yin Mary Yuen on "Migrant Women Workers in Hong Kong and Catholic Ethical Response."

Mee-Yin Mary Yuen, from Hong Kong, China, is currently a PhD student in IDS area with focus on Christian social ethics, Chinese Confucian ethics, and Asian theology. She taught Catholic social ethics in several religious institutions in Hong Kong. She worked in the Justice and Peace Commission of the Hong Kong Catholic Diocese before and has engaged in the social justice ministry at local and Asian levels for many years.  

Tizon to co-lead Evangelicals for Social Action

Al TizonWhen Ron Sider, a prominent evangelical voice for social justice, steps down from his post as president of Evangelicals for Social Action (ESA) in June 2013, GTU alumnus F. Albert "Al" Tizon will share the reins. Tizon (Ph.D. '05) will serve as co-president of the organization with Paul Alexander, a graduate of Baylor, in a "consensus model," according to a post on the organization's website.

Recent Student Work


Jorge Alberto Aquino, “Ni Blanquitos, Ni Negritos”: Race, Nation, and Identity in U.S. Latino/a Theology

Michael Sepidoza Campos, From Bodies Displaced to Selves Unfurled: A Queer and Postcolonial Filipino-American Theological Anthropology

Jae Haeng Choi, A Group Spiritual Exercise for Healing Han/Brokenheartedness

Cynthia Col, Picturing the Canon: The Murals, Sculpture, and Architecture of the Derge Parkhang

Boyung Lee, 2012 Sarlo Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient

Boyung Lee, Associate Professor of Educational Ministries, Pacific School of Religion, is the Sarlo Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient for 2012Graduate Theological Union announced Pacific School of Religion Professor Boyung Lee as the 2012 recipient of its Sarlo Excellence in Teaching Award during its May Commencement ceremony. In response to accepting the award, Lee said, "Most of my teachings for doctoral students have been through special reading courses on postcolonial, poststructuralist, feminist or critical pedagogies and through my ongoing mentoring work for them, especially for students of color. I consider my mentoring work for students of color as important as my classroom teachings, and thus I have offered two workshops for women of color students during this academic year through the Women’s Studies in Religion Program."

Judith A. Berling

Graduate Theological Union
Professor of Chinese and Comparative Religions
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1987

Ph.D., Columbia University, 1976

Phone: 510/649-2455

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