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SFTS Welcomes Noted African American Professor and Theologian Rev. Dr. Andrea C. White

GTU member school San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS) will host the annual T.V. Moore Lecture series on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12.  The distinguished speaker for this year’s event is Rev. Dr. Andrea C. White, Assistant Professor of Theology and Culture at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, and Associated Faculty in the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Graduate Division of Religion.

Bishop Emeritus John S. Cummins reflects on the GTU's 50th Anniversary

Bishop Emeritus John S. Cummins delivering an invocation at the GTU's 50th Anniversary Gala.In the April 1, 2013 issue of The Catholic Voice, Bishop Emeritus John S. Cummins shared the remarks he gave as an invocation at the GTU's 50th Anniversary Gala. Below is a brief excerpt and link to the full remarks.

GTU President James Donahue Selected as Next President of St. Mary's College of California

It is a bittersweet occasion for me to inform the GTU community that our beloved president, James Donahue, has been selected to be the next president of St. Mary’s College of California in Moraga. The first non-Christian Brother to be president of St. Mary’s, Jim will assume his new role in July 2013.

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VIDEO: Religious Experience as Sacred Text - Annual Reading of the Sacred Texts 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 7:00 PM

Arthur Holder, GTU Dean, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the John Dillenberger Professor of Christian Spirituality, spoke on Religious Experience as Sacred Text at the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library's Annual Reading of the Sacred Texts.

VIDEO: Envisioning the Future of Ethics and Theology: A Womanist Perspective

WSR hosts the panel Envisioning the Future of Theology & Ethics: A Womanist Perspective with Monica Coleman, Claremont School of Theology; Keri Day, Brite Divinity School; and Andrea White, Emory School of Theology. Discussion focused on key issues, debates, and new approaches to Womanist Theology & Ethics.

Pope Francis, Novelty following Precedent, according to Kevin White

Kevin White, a Ph.D. Candidate in History and a Protestant, puts the election of Pope Francis into a larger historical context in a recent post at MereOrthodoxy.com.

This new Pope Francis is already an unexpected sort of pope.

It is, of course, too early to declare a definitive take on Pope Francis’ reign. ... By looking at who he is, the name he took, and the first impression he gave, we can already see much that is significant. So far, the theme of his election seems to be “novelty following precedent.’

Bernie Schlager, CLGS/PSR, forecasts Pope Francis' stance on issues of sexuality and gender

Originally article at KQED, http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2013/03/13/new-pope-chosen/

Bernard SchlagerFollowing the selection of Pope Francis, Catholics across the spectrum are reacting to his record on issues.

VIDEO: Spiritual Other/Spiritual Self: Models of Transformative Interfaith Work - Surjit Singh Lecture 2013

People of diverse religious backgrounds encounter each other daily in coffee shops, hospitals, classrooms, and around the dinner table. What might these encounters teach us about ourselves, our neighbors, or about God?

Exploring Mormon Studies at the GTU and in the Academy

At an upcoming symposium, Sunstone West, sponsored by the Mormon publication Sunstone Magazine, the first plenary session will be dedicated to the topic of Mormon Studies at the GTU and the Academy. Included among the plenary speakers are GTU Dean and Professor of Christian Sprituality Arthur Holder, doctoral student Michael Reed, and alumna Sheila Taylor (Ph.D. '11) with Adjunct Professor Robert Rees moderating. Rees and Taylor are featured speakers throughout the symposium.

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