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Understanding and Countering Islamophobia

Tuesday, January 5, 2016 (All day) to Monday, January 11, 2016 (All day)

A GTU Intersession Public Engagement Course taught by Dr. Munir Jiwa, Director of the Center for Islamic Studies, and Dr. Hatem Baziam, director of the Islamophobia Research Documentation Project, Center for Race and Gender, UC Berkeley.

When: January 5-8, and 11, 2016, 10 am - 5 pm

Where: GTU Library, Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Rd., Berkeley

Love, Art and Devotion: Sacred Objects, Sacred Moments and Ars Mystica

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 (All day) to Friday, February 12, 2016 (All day)

applied cross of linen is tapestry—woven in green and red wool. The Flora Lamson Hewlett Library presents a new exhibition, Love, Art and Devotion: Sacred Objects, Sacred Moments and Ars Mystica, that runs from December 8, 2015 to February 12, 2016.


Homebrewed Christianity: Interview and Panel

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 8:00pm

The Graduate Theological Union will host Tripp Fuller and his Homebrewed Christianity podcast. (

Fuller, who is pursuing a PhD in theology at Claremont Graduate University, says that his popular podcast brings listeners "the best nerdy audiological ingredients so you can brew your own faith."

In Solidarity Against Islamophobia

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 3:00pm

Challenging recent Islamophobic rhetoric, leaders from Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, and Muslim traditions unite for illuminating dialogue and action in solidarity with Muslim communities.

WHEN: Thursday, December 17th

WHERE: "Holy Hill," intersection of Le Conte and Scenic Avenues, Berkeley, CA


The Technology of Transformation: Sacred Texts and the Divine Feminine

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 7:00pm

Dr. Rita Sherma, Director of the GTU's Center for Dharma Studies, will speak at the 24th Annual Reading of the Sacred Texts. 

Spoken Word and Performing the Word

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 7:00pm

Two ABSW classes of students across the GTU want to offer a combined presentation of Spoken Word and Performed Word for their colleagues and friends. What better way to end the Fall Semester!!

Panel on the Paris Attacks

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 5:00pm

This panel discussion is organized by the iGov Program at UC Berkeley, in partnership with several co-sponsors including the GTU's Center for Islamic Studies. Speakers will include Prof. Saba Mahmood, Prof. Judith Butler, and many others.

Location: Booth Auditorium at UC Berkeley

December 2, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

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Avivah Zornberg: Axe for the Frozen Sea Within Us - Law and Violence

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 9:00am

After the Revelation at Sinai, civil laws are given – many of them in the form of short narratives that describe how the violence of human aggression is to be met by the violence of the law. We will explore midrashic, hassidic and psychoanalytic sources that deal with the problem of integrating aggression and empathy.
Friday, May 13th, 2016 9:00am | Pacific School of Religion, Mudd 100 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley CA 94709

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