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Alumna Peace First Professor of Interfaith Studies at Andover Newton

Jennifer Howe PeaceThe Andover Newton Board of Trustees voted unanimously to create the school's first tenure track faculty position in Interfaith Studies and named Dr. Jennifer Howe Peace as the incumbent.

Noel named 2012 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer

Rev. Dr. James Noel, the H. Eugene Farlough, Jr. Chair of African American Christianity and Professor of American Religion at SFTS, will deliver this year's Distinguished Faculty Lecture on November 8. His lecture is entitled “Black Religion in the Atlantic World during the Age of Revolution: Excavating the ‘Sublime.’”

Contents Fall 2008

Currents Fall 2008

Stitching Hope and Beauty in Pamplona Alta
Rebecca Berru Davis finds dreams in cloth among the impoverished women of Lima, Peru.

Currents Spring 2009

Currents Spring 2009Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and Other Life Lessons
Dr. Martha (Marty) Stortz reflects on her transformational trip with Dr. Lisa Fullam to Tanzania.

Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and Other Life Lessons


On top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, photo by Paul Jacobson
Martha Stortz: top row, second from right

“The mountain can’t be conquered by climbing or captured in words. Better Job’s response, after YHWH speaks to him from the whirlwind”:

New Books

GTU alumni are busy publishing. Here are two more books published in 2008.

… by Kate McCarthy, Ph.D. ’94

Interfaith Encounters in America
Rutgers University Press

“…essential reading for scholars of religion, sociology, and American Studies, as well as anyone who is concerned with the purported impossibility of religious pluralism.” —Amazon editorial review

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.

Supporting the GTU

Yoshiko Kakudo Contributes to Homiletics Scholarships

Yoshiko (Yoshi) Kakudo, artist and retired curator of Japanese Art at the San Francisco
Asian Art Museum, gifted the GTU $10,000 for the Father Michael Monshau Scholarship in Homiletics.

Ms. Kakudo is a friend of Father Monshau, a former member of the GTU Core Doctoral Faculty and professor of Homiletics at the Dominican School of Philosophy & Theology. She was curator at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum for more than 30 years, retiring in 1994.

GTU's Jesuit School Contributes to Launch of New Oakland Cathedral

A thousand years ago, the cathedral was the heart around which all the life of a medieval town revolved. Today the Cathedral of Christ the Light on the shore of Oakland’s Lake Merritt — the first cathedral built in the twenty-first century — is expected to serve more than 600,000 Catholics as “a place of welcome and inclusivity that embraces the diversity of faiths, peoples and cultures,” according to The Catholic Voice. As part of its outreach, the cathedral grounds will feature a small “healing garden” for survivors of clergy sexual abuse.

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