Jennifer Howe Peace (Ph.D. '05)
Assistant Professor of Interfaith Studies, Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) and Director of CIRCLE (Center fo Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education)
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? Drawing on stories from My Neighbor’s Faith (Orbis, 2012), this year's Singh Lecture will explore what these encounters tell us about the nature of transformative interfaith work today.
Responses will be given by Charles Gibbs (Executive Director, United Religions Initiative) and Rebecca Parker (President, Starr King School for the Ministry) with a discussion moderated by Judith Berling (Professor of Chinese and Comparative Religions, GTU). The will be a public reception before the lecture at 6:00PM in the Bade Museum across the Courtyard.
Thursday, October 16, 2014 (All day) to Friday, October 17, 2014 (All day)
Join San Francisco Theological Seminary’s new Center for Innovation in Ministry for a two-day symposium that will lead us to explore the following question: How can we leverage the power of games to tackle the issues of poverty, hunger, and violence? Keynote speaker Jane McGonigal, a game designer and researcher for the Institute for the Future, along with a variety of respondents, will help ministry leaders explore innovation in their ministry contexts. Please go to www.sfts.edu/CenterLaunch for more information.
You are warmly invited to attend the first WSR event of the year, which brings together faculty, students, staff, and their families to enjoy brunch and explore all that the Women's Studies certificate program has to offer. No RSVP necessary. Doug Adams Gallery, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley.
The GTU Dean’s Office invites all members of the GTU Consortial Community to a Welcome Reception on Wednesday, September 17th, 3:30pm in the GTU Dinner Boardroom (3rd floor, GTU Library). At 4pm, there will be a brief program to introduce new faculty and visiting scholars. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. If you have questions or need additional information, contact Angela Muñoz, GTU Dean’s Office at email@example.com or 510/649-2440.
In this lecture Stephen Pearce, currently a visiting scholar at he Graduate Theological Union, willl discuss the Binding of Isaac with other scholars from the Bay Area. Prior to teaching at the GTU, Rabbi Pearce served Congregation Emanu-El as the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Senior Rabbi from 1993 to 2013.
Rabbi Yedidya (Julian) Sinclair will bring his expertise as a professor, developer of solar energy, and rabbi to provide new perspectives on the concept of Shmita.
Literally translated as "release" שמיטה is seventh year of the seven-year agricultural cycle in which the land is left to lie fallow and all agricultural activity is forbidden and all debits are to be remitted.