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“Encountering the Silk Road in Western China: Then and Now.”

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 7:30pm

Lecture and discussion with CIS Visiting Scholar Carol Bier, inspired by her recent travels in western China (eastern Turkestan), addressing perplexities she encountered with regard to geography and the environment, ethnicity and identity, religion and the arts along ancient trade routes. Location: The Hillside Club, Berkeley CA (www.hillsideclub.org).

“Forging Islamic Authority: Navigating Text and Context in the Modern World.”

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 8:00am

Second Annual Zaytuna College Conference on Higher Education. Co-sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies. 8AM-7PM Location: Zaytuna College, 2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709 (http://zaytuna.org/static/2nd_annual_zaytuna_college_conference_on_higher_education).

2015 Surjit Singh Lecture

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 2:00pm

The 2015 Surjit Singh Lecture on Comparative Religious Thought and Culture is entitled "Interreligious Relations as Friendship: M.K. Gandhi and Charles Freer Andrews." Our featured speaker is Dr. Anantanand Rambachan, professor of religion at Saint Olaf College in Minnesota.

2:00 Reception

Life as Sacred Text: The Life and Times of a Tibetan Buddhist Monk

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 7:00pm

The GTU's 23rd Annual Reading of the Sacred Text event features a lecture by the Venerable Thepo Rinpoche, the 8th Thepo Tulku. The 7:00 pm lecture is preceded by a reception at 6:30.

Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Rd, Berkeley 

Reception for Naomi Seidman: March 16th, 1:00pm

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 1:00pm

The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union cordially invites you to a reception in honor of Naomi Seidman for twenty years of inspirational scholarship, teaching and leadership at the GTU. 

Please join us for the event on March 16th, 2015 at 1:00pm at the GTU Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA. We look forward to gathering Naomi’s students, colleagues, and close collaborators to celebrate her achievements. 

"Exploring Icons: From Veneration to Preservation" Panel Discussion

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 5:00pm

The Center for the Arts, Religion, and Education is hosting this panel discussion.

5:00-7:00pm.     Light refreshments provided.

Panelists include:

·         His Eminence Metropolitan Nikitas, Director, Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute

·         Dr. Rossitza Schroeder, CARE/PSR Assistant Professor of Art & Religion, and Doug Adams Gallery Guest Curator

·         Elisabeth Cornu, Art Conservator

Brown Bag Lunch Series: Invisibility = Death

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 12:00pm

Justin Tannis, Managing Director of the Center for Lesbian & Gay Studies in Religion & Ministry at the Pacific School of Religion, will lead an examination of three HIV+ artists, Juan Gonzalez, Albert Winn, and David Wojnarowicz and the ways in which their work embodies the efforts to make the suffering of those impacted by HIV/AIDS visible.  Doug Adams Gallery, 1798 Scenic Avenue, Berkeley, CA 

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CIS Open House

Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 11:30am

The Center for Islamic Studies invites colleagues, friends, supports, and community members to their Open House to meet fellow CIS students, professors, staff, and community members. Refreshments provided. 2452 Virginia Street, Berkeley CA 94709

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Tibetan Art Exhibition Opening

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 3:00pm

In Celebration of Tibetan Year 2142: Year of the Wood Sheep

Muslim-Christian Dialogue in Java: A Theological Immersion

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 5:15pm to 8:15pm

Muslim-Christian Dialogue in Java: A Theological Immersion

Presenters: Jesuit School of Theology Students

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Tuesday, March 3 at JST Building

5:15pm Prelude: Catholic Mass at JST Chapel

6:00pm Community Soup Supper

6:45pm-8:15pm Main Event: Student's Presentation and Q&A

This event is sponsored by the Jesuit School of Theology and GTU Asia Project

** Free and open to the public **

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