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Formless Form, the Art of Sho

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 6:00pm to Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 6:00pm

The Graduate Theological Union Library, 2400 Ridge Rd., invites you to Formless Form. the Art of Sho, recent works by Ronald Y. Nakasone. Sho (as it is referred to in Japan; Chu shu) or calligraphy, is the simple exercise of writing kanji (Ch hanzi) and phonetic script to communicate thoughts, feelings, and information.

CTNS Public Conference

Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 1:00pm

CTNS Student Showcase

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 7:00pm
Come to learn about the kinds of research students studying science and religion at the GTU are doing. 7:00 pm in the Dinner Board Room of the GTU Library. Sponsored by The Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences.  

Inaugural Lecture of the Karen Lebacqz Endowment in Ethics

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
"The Rainbow of Justice: Illuminating The Character and Manifestations of God's Justice"
 

SFTS Center for Innovation in Ministry Lauch

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.

WSR Welcome Reception

Friday, September 26, 2014 - 11:30am

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.

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New Student Orientation 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014 (All day) to Wednesday, August 27, 2014 (All day)

See the full schedule here.

GTU Welcome Reception

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 3:30pm

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 amunoz@gtu.edu or 510/649-2440.

Overlooking the Obvious: The Binding of Isaac Revealed in Literature and Poetry

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 12:30pm

Overlooking the Obvious

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. 

 

 

What is Shmita? Jewish Views on the Sabbatical Year

Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 12:30pm

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.

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