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Shanti: A Journey of Peace

Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 3:00pm

You are cordially invited to attend the upcoming performance of Shanti: A Journey of Peace, a spectacular multi-media musical production that fuses western choral and orchestral music with Indian musical and dance elements.

GTU Offices and Library Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

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


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

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


Brown Bag Lunch Series

Friday, February 3, 2017 - 12:00pm

Brown Bag Lunch Series

Christopher J. Renz, O.P. Ph.D, Academic Dean, DSPT Travel -- Cathedral of Christ the Light Foundations of Catholic Liturgy (LSRA 1500 Fall 2016) ​

Presenter: Chris Renz (Spring 2016 CARe/GTU Arts Enrichment Grant Recipient) ​

Brown Bag Lunch Series: informal presentations by Graduate Theological Union students, faculty, and staff.

Located in CARe's Doug Adams Gallery. Bring your sack lunch! Hosted the first Friday of each month from 12-1pm.

Opening Reception: Reverberating Echoes

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 5:00pm

Join us on January 31 for the opening of our exhibition, Reverberating Echoes: Contemporary Art Inspired by Traditional Islamic Art, curated by Carol Bier. This timely exhibition highlights the work of seven American artists of diverse backgrounds who draw inspiration from Islamic visual heritage. Through their artwork, these artists – Muslim and non-Muslim, women and men, residing in Blue states or Red states – remind us of the beauty and meaning that we can find by reaching across borders of religion and culture.

Doug Adams Gallery, 2465 Le Conte Avenue, Berkeley. Street parking available.

Event time: 5-7pm. The opening reception will feature music by Dror Sinai and friends. 


RSVP on Eventbrite- space is limited!

Sustainable Societies: Interreligious, Interdisciplinary Responses

Friday, April 28, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, April 29, 2017 (All day)

A two-day conference sponsored by the Graduate Theological Union and the GTU's Mira and Ajay Shingal Center for Dharma Studies.

Carol Bier on the Reverberating Echoes of Islam in Contemporary Art

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 7:30pm

Islamic art, with its interest in exploring two-dimensional space through geometric pattern, the effects of light on form, and the association of Arabic language and script with revelation, inspires contemporary American artists of diverse religious traditions.

Womanist Biblical Interpretation as a Tool for a Liberative Ethic

Friday, February 17, 2017 - 1:00pm

Women’s Studies in Religion hosts a Brown Bag Lunch with Professor Yolanda Norton

February 17, 2017 - 1-2pm GTU Student Lounge (Le Conte Building)

Bring your lunch for an informal presentation and conversation hosted by Women’s Studies in Religion.

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