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GTU Celebrates Commencement 2015 (includes Video)

On May 7, forty-four graduates were honored at the GTU's 2015 commencement ceremony at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary's Chapel of the Cross in Berkeley, California.

The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences Announces $1.3 Million in New Support from the John Templeton Foundation


from Currents Spring 2015

The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) has received $1.3 million in new funding from the John Templeton Foundation to support and enhance CTNS programming.

GTU Announces New MA Options in Hindu Studies and Interreligious Studies

March 3, 2015 - The Graduate Theological Union has introduced new degree options in Hindu Studies and Interreligious Studies for its Master of Arts program, and has extended the application deadline through July 1, 2015, for students seeking to enroll in these programs for the Fall 2015 semester.

The GTU Cries Out for Justice

In the last week people have taken to the streets across the nation to protest against repeated incidents of unarmed black and brown citizens being killed by police officers. This injustice within our law-enforcement and legal system has triggered personal and public pain, indignation, and a nationwide call for accountability. Members of the Graduate Theological Union community, including faculty, students, staff, and alumni, have been among the thousands here in Berkeley who have lifted their voices and engaged in nonviolent protests to call public attention to the destructive impact of racism within the criminal justice system and in our larger society.

GTU Board Endorses New Initiatives for Expansion, Affirms Commitment to Robust Degree Programs and Research Library

October 30, 2014, Berkeley, CA — At its meeting on October 29, 2014, the Board of Trustees of the Graduate Theological Union reviewed a series of recommendations from a consulting firm regarding the school’s current and future programming. The board has announced several key decisions that will strengthen the GTU’s status as a premier center for the study of the world’s major religious traditions.

GTU Welcomes Dr. Kathryn Barush as Assistant Professor of Art History and Religion

The Graduate Theological Union is pleased to welcome Dr. Kathryn Barush as Assistant Professor of Art History and Religion. This faculty position is supported by the Thomas E. Bertelsen, Jr., Endowment in Art History and Religion for the benefit of both the GTU and the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, where Dr. Barush will hold a courtesy appointment.

Dr. Riess Potterveld Elected President of the Graduate Theological Union

Berkeley, CA - The Board of Trustees of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) has announced the election of Riess Potterveld as the next president of the GTU. Dr. Potterveld, who has served as the GTU’s acting president since July 1, 2013, was elected by the unanimous vote of attending board members at a meeting on June 20, 2014.

Register for a GTU Community Education Course in 2017

If you’re in the Bay area and would like to delve more deeply into religion and spirituality and build bridges with others who are passionate about learning, consider enrolling in a Community Education course at the GTU in the spring 2017 semester.

Each semester, the GTU provides a number of courses open to community members seeking to learn more about their own or another faith tradition. Here are just a few of the opportunities available in the spring:

"Reverberating Echoes" Opens January 31, 2017, at the Doug Adams Gallery

The Doug Adams Gallery's Spring 2017 exhibition, “Reverberating Echoes: Contemporary Art Inspired by Traditional Islamic Art,” highlights the work of seven American artists of diverse interests, backgrounds, and training.  Inspired by traditional Islamic art, their works echo historic aesthetic concerns, often advancing human knowledge and understanding by experimentation with new technologies. Traditional concerns focused on the spatial dimension and the effects of light on form, the association of Arabic language and script with revelation, and patterns in the plane, exploring the nature of two-dimensional space.

CJS Event Explores Poland's Holocaust History

“The Past is a Foreign Country: Poland Confronted with Holocaust History”
A CJS event featuring Dr. Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs, Director of the Center for Holocaust Studies, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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