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Dillenberger Lecture Series: Pseudo-Arabic as a Marker of Christian Identity in Middle Byzantine Art and Architecture

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 5:00pm

​“Things” can help us understand social identities, relationships, and practices in the medieval world, especially in situations where textual documentation is minimal or completely absent. In this lecture, Dr. Alicia Walker explores how pseudo-Arabic motifs on medieval Christian buildings and objects materialized social identities and spiritual authority among monastic communities across the eastern Mediterranean, thereby attesting to an interconnectedness that is only thinly documented in the written record. 

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!

Illustrated Lecture with Carol Bier

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 7:30pm

The Hillside Club (2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley) is hosting this illustrated lecture by CIS Visiting Scholar Carol Bier, curator of the exhibition, Reverberating Echoes: Contemporary Art Inspired by Traditional Islamic Art, on display at the Doug Adams Gallery from January 31-May 26, 2017.  This lecture is co-sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies and the Hillside Club.

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.

In Pursuit of Perfection: The Misguided Transhumanist Vision

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:00pm

The 2017 Russell Family Research Conference with Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, "In Pursuit of Perfection: The Misguided Transhumanist Vision"

Sponsored by the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences

Registration required. Richard S. Dinner Board Room, GTU, 2400 Ridge Rd., Berkeley, 3rd Floor 

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