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PLTS Founders Day Celebration

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 9:00am

The 2016 Founders Day lecture at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary will feature PLTS's Ted Peters and astronomer Dr. Pamela Gay of Southern Illinois University speaking on, "Taking a Cosmic Perspective: Expanding God into the Expanding Creation: A Dialogue Between a Scientist and a Theologian.”

GTU students may attend for half-price [only $10] (which includes lunch from Sunrise Catering).

Other GTU personnel may attend as well, registering as ‘General.’

The James A. Noel Symposium: Black Religion, Materiality, and the Atlantic World

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 9:00am to Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 1:00pm

Please join friends, colleagues, and former students of the late Rev. Dr. James A. Noel, Ph.D. for an academic symposium discussing the four key issues of the African-American experience that shaped his work.

CTNS Student Showcase

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 7:00pm
To kick off the 2016-2017 school year the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences will give a sampling of the kinds of science and religion research being done at the GTU by doctoral students.
Confirmed Speakers:
  • Alan Weissenbacher, Ph.D. candidate currently finishing his dissertation. His presentation is entitled “Practical Neuroscience for the Pews”
  • Braden Molhoek, 2016 graduate. His presentation is entitled “Original Righteousness Contributes to the Inevitability of Sin?”

CARe Brown Bag Lunch

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 12:00pm

Join the Center for the Arts & Religion for the first brown bag lunch of the semester featuring a presentation on "Babylon, New Jersusalem, and the Brooklyn Bridge: Modern Vastations in American Art" by Meredith Massar, GTU PhD Candidate in Art & Religion, and CARe/GTU Grant Recipient, Spring 2016.

Where: Doug Adams Gallery, 2465 LeConte Avenue, Berkeley 

Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 7:00pm
Dr. Elizabeth Liebert, Professor of Spiritual Life at San Francisco Theological Seminary (SFTS) will deliver the 2016 Distinguished Faculty Lecture: “Academic Life and Scholarship as Spiritual Practice.” You can watch the live webcast here:

WSR Fall Reception

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 5:30pm
WSR welcomes students throughout the GTU consortium who are either currently enrolled in or interested in the Women’s Studies in Religion Certificate to its Fall Reception!

Mercy: The Heart of Peace, An Interfaith Meeting of Prayer for Peace

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 5:45pm

Hosted by the Archdiocese of Oakland, Mercy: the Heart of Peace will embody the message that peace lies at the heart of religion, and that believers are called to be peacemakers and instruments of mercy. GTU President Riess Potterveld will be among those offering public prayers at the event, which features participants representing multiple faith traditions.

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