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Beauty that Empowers

Lauren Guerra examines the public theology of the murals of San Diego's Chicano Park 

by Suzanne E. Miller

from Currents Fall 2015

From the President

 


from Currents Fall 2015

We are entering that time when planning and theories are transposing into concrete realities. 

CIS News: November 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Ahmed Zildzic who has just been named Associate Professor of Islamic Culture and Civilization in the Department for Oriental Philology (Arabic, Persian, Turkish) at the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina. We are very grateful to Dr. Zildzic for his service to the CIS as Visiting Scholar and Lecturer, and for directing the Islamic Manuscripts Project at the GTU library (2014-2015).

CIS News: October 2015

The Center for Islamic Studies is delighted to share that CIS visiting scholar Dr. Nargis Virani; CIS lecturer, Dr. Som Pourfarzaneh; and CIS Director, Dr. Munir Jiwa, will be attending the Parliament of the Worlds Religions fostering collaborations on Muslim leadership. Oct 15-19, 2015, Salt Lake City.

Center for Swedenborgian Studies Becomes the GTU's Newest Center of Distinction

The Graduate Theological Union is pleased to welcome the Center for Swedenborgian Studies (CSS) as its newest Center of Distinction. The Center for Swedenborgian Studies offers theological education to men and women seeking to minister within the Swedenborgian Church, serves as a hub for scholarship regarding the Swedenborgian tradition, and provides Swedenborgian theological resources for the wider church and community.

CIS News: September 2015

Center for Islamic Studies and Center for Jewish Studies are pleased to announce a joint event as part of our ongoing Madrasa-Midrasha program. We are grateful to all the speakers who will be presenting on: Sacred Seasons: Pilgrimage, Piety and Personal Transformation in Judaism and Islam.

Sunday, September 20th, 1-6pm at Easton Hall

Panel 1pm, Breakout Session 3:15pm, Music 4:45pm, Reception 5:30pm

All are welcome!

 

Video: Indian Classical Kathak Dance

This performance featuring acclaimed Kathak dance artist Rina Mehta was recorded on April 10, 2015, at the Doug Adams Gallery at the Graduate Theological Union. The performance was presented in conjunction with the 2015 Surjit Singh Lecture on Comparative Religious Thought, and was sponsored by the GTU's Hindu Studies Initiative and the Center for Arts, Religion, and Education (CARE).

 

Video: Interreligious Relations as Friendship--Surjit Singh Lecture 2015

The 2015 Surjit Singh Lecture on Comparative Religious Thought and Culture was held on April 10, 2015. Dr. Anantanand Rambachan, professor of religion at Saint Olaf College in Minnesota, spoke on "Interreligious Relations as Friendship: M.K. Gandhi and Charles Freer Andrews."

 

New Options for Interreligious Studies

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