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Spiritual Other/Spiritual Self: Models of Transformative Interfaith Work - Surjit Singh Lecture 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 7:00pm

Jennifer Howe Peace (Ph.D. '05)
Assistant Professor of Interfaith Studies, Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) and Director of CIRCLE (Center fo Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education)

People of diverse religious backgrounds encounter each other daily in coffee shops, hospitals, classrooms, and around the dinner table. What might these encounters teach us about ourselves, our neighbors, or about God? Drawing on stories from My Neighbor’s Faith (Orbis, 2012), this year's Singh Lecture will explore what these encounters tell us about the nature of transformative interfaith work today.

Responses will be given by Charles Gibbs (Executive Director, United Religions Initiative) and Rebecca Parker (President, Starr King School for the Ministry) with a discussion moderated by Judith Berling (Professor of Chinese and Comparative Religions, GTU). The will be a public reception before the lecture at 6:00PM in the Bade Museum across the Courtyard.

Islam from the Public Square to the Academy

With few counterparts, the Center for Islamic Studies (CIS) offers graduate students and scholars, Muslim and those of other faith traditions, the opportunity to pursue the academic study of Islam, within the multireligious context of the GTU, where pluralism, dialogue and interreligious understanding are the basis of scholarship and service. It also provides a community for Muslim students throughout the consortium regardless of academic interests.

Between Militarism and Extremism: The Excluded Middle

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 7:30pm

During this event Zaytuna College's co-founders, Hatem Bazian, Zaid Shakir, and Hamza Yusuf will speak about the recent wave of unrest in Libya, Egypt and other parts of the Muslim world that was set off due to the posting of the video maligning the Prophet Mohammad (SAW).

James A. Donahue (President, Graduate Theological Union) and Munir Jiwa (Assistant Professor, Graduate Theological Union) will also speak at this event.

Sandy Tolan, Associate Professor - Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC will be moderating this event.

Tonight, September 17

Sunday Spirit - Idea Lounge

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 6:00pm

Interfaith faculty discussion

Faculty speakers:

Faith & Sexuality

Friday, October 19, 2012 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Stanford University’s Weiland Health Initiative Annual Conference

Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, Stanford University, 326 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA 94305-6105

Register: http://bit.ly/weilandconference2012

Speakers:
Ms. Karen Biestman
Rabbi Mychal Copeland
Rev. Roland Stringfellow (PSR CLGS)
Rev. Daigan Gaither (GTU MA student)
Dossie Easton, MFT
Dr. Jay Johnson (PSR)

Women Preachers & Leaders: The Roman Catholic Tradition that Gets Overlooked

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 10:30am

Darleen PrydsWSR Cafe Series: Dr. Darleen Pryds

Denniston Commons, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, 2451 Ridge Road, Berkeley

Ecumenism

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 7:30pm

This year, the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University will host a series of events on the theme "The Unfinished Agenda of Vatican II," commemorating the 50th anniversary of Vatican II (the first session met in October 1962).

Mary Ann Donovan, S.C. (JST-SCU) and Arthur Holder (GTU) will speak on Ecumenism.

Gesu Chapel, Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, 1735 Le Roy Avenue, Berkeley

Robert John Russell publishes new book Time in Eternity

Robert John Russell, the Ian G. Barbour Professor of Theology and Science in residence at the Graduate Theological Union, has published a new book titled Time in Eternity: Pannenberg, Physics, and Eschatology in Creative Mutual Interaction.

Noel named 2012 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer

Rev. Dr. James Noel, the H. Eugene Farlough, Jr. Chair of African American Christianity and Professor of American Religion at SFTS, will deliver this year's Distinguished Faculty Lecture on November 8. His lecture is entitled “Black Religion in the Atlantic World during the Age of Revolution: Excavating the ‘Sublime.’”

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