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GTU Offices and Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 2:00pm to Friday, November 23, 2012 - 11:59pm

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

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 7:00pm

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.

50th Anniversary Gala

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 6:00pm

A Celebration in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the GTU, including dinner, entertainment, and art auction featuring original works inspired by the mission of the GTU and commissioned for this event.

Special Guests: Interfaith and Ecumenical Pioneers Rita Semel and Judith Berling

Buy your tickets online http://gtu.givezooks.com/events/50th-anniversary-gala

St. Regis San Francisco, 125 Third Street, San Francisco.

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"Head of Passes" plus panel discussion at the Berkeley Rep

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 8:00pm

The Graduate Theological Union, along with the Center for the Arts, Religion, and Education and the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, invite you to join us for a discussion following the May 14, 2015 performance of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Head of Passes, which is based in part on the Book of Job.

The discussion will occur in the Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s cafe following the performance and include a panel of experts, including:

Aesthetics and Politics of Exhibitions: Museums, Muslims, Memory

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 12:00pm

A CARE brown bag lunch, featuring Dr. Munir Jiwa, CARE Fall 2014 Grant Recipient, who presents on the research he conducted on the representation and use of Islamic art/history in institutions from New York to Doha, the mobilization of aesthetic capital, and the cultivation of new museum subjects and publics. Institutions studied include the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha Qatar; Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; Metropolitan Museum of Islamic Art, New York; and Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada.

Islamic Identity in the West

Monday, April 27, 2015 - 7:00pm

Featuring Som Pourfarzaneh, associate director of the GTU's Center for Islamic Studies, with Muhammad Umar Faruque, Naweed Mohabbat, and Furyal Maymood of UC Berkeley.

Location: Evans 87, University of California, Berkeley

 

 

"Following the Road of Fire": The Emergence of Teilhard de Chardin's Panchristic Mysticism during the First World War by Ursula King

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 7:00pm

Please join us for an exciting lecture about Teilhard de ChardinSixty years after the death of the great Jesuit paleontologist and theologian, Dr.

Mining the Collection: Finding Meaning in the Mess

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 (All day) to Friday, August 28, 2015 (All day)

Please come enjoy, contemplate, and experience the interactions of this exciting collaborative exhibit. Judith Selby Land and Richard Lang will contribute pieces from their collection, which bring attention to the problem of plastic pollution through colorful and sensitive artwork created from these plastic remnants. The Langs will also work with Badè Museum curators to explore & select pieces for display from the Museum's Iron Age Tell en-Nasbeh collection, from which we we have a legacy of pottery shards and ceramic figurines.

CircumNavigators: Exhibit at Flora Lamson Hewlett Library

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 6:00pm

The Flora Lamson Hewlett Library will be hosting an art exhibit entitled CircumNavigators, by Christel Dillbohner and Danae Mattes from April 30 - August 15, 2015.
Please join us for a reception for the artists on April 30th, 6pm-8pm with a special event, "Interval at the Atrium" at 7pm.
Special thanks to the Jane Dillenberger Fine Arts Endowment for making this exhibition possible.

Location: GTU 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA
Open & Free to the Public during Library Hours
(510) 649-2500

Institute of Buddhist Studies Hosting 17th Biennial IASBS Conference

Thursday, August 6, 2015 (All day) to Sunday, August 9, 2015 (All day)

The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to host the 17th Biennial meeting the International Association of Shin Buddhist Studies.

Registration is now open! Housing is provided at the Jodo Shinshu Center and the Berkeley Club.

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