October 30, 2014, Berkeley, CA — At its meeting on October 29, 2014, the Board of Trustees of the Graduate Theological Union reviewed a series of recommendations from a consulting firm regarding the school’s current and future programming. The board has announced several key decisions that will strengthen the GTU’s status as a premier center for the study of the world’s major religious traditions.
Submitted by communications on Fri, 10/31/2014 - 10:44am
GTU alumnus John Holt (M.A., 73) has been awarded a Fellowship by the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The Fellowship will support Holt’s research on Buddhist/Muslim tensions in Sri Lanka and Burma.
This year’s Guggenheim Fellowships, announced in April, were awarded to a diverse group of 178 scholars, artists, and scientists. Honorees were chosen from among nearly 3,000 applicants. Holt is one of only three 2014 Guggenheim Fellows whose projects are in the field of religion.
Submitted by communications on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 12:40pm
At its February 2014 meeting, the GTU Board of Trustees unanimously passed a resolution that affirms the interreligious nature of the Graduate Theological Union and opens the way for other religious traditions to join the Protestant, Catholic, Unitarian, Jewish, Buddhist, and Muslim communities already represented here. The statement highlighted the representation of the world’s diverse religious traditions as essential to the GTU’s nature and integral to its mission. It went on to encourage the GTU President to work to “expand and foster representation of the world’s great religious traditions” by seeking out new candidates for consideration as program units, affiliates, and centers for inclusion in the GTU.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 05/13/2014 - 1:18pm
The Graduate Theological Union and the Dharma Civilization Foundation have agreed to enter into a multi-phase partnership with the goal of establishing a Center for Dharma Studies within the GTU. The first two courses in Dharma studies will be offered in the fall semester of 2014.
Submitted by communications on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:52pm
DSPT Professor of Philosophy and Theology Sr. Marianne Farina, CSC and JST Professor of Christology and Cultures Dr. Thomas Cattoi will discuss the growing importance of interreligious dialogue for the Catholic Church from the publication of Nostra Aetate to the present.
Free and open to the public
Jesuit School of Theology, 1735 Le Roy Avenue, Berkeley
Madrasa/Midrasha Day of Learning sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies
Rizwan Mawani, Educator and Scholar, MA Student, Center for Islamic Studies, GTU
Francesco Spagnolo, Curator at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
Carol Bier (moderator), Islamic Art Historian, Visiting Scholar, Center for Islamic Studies, GTU
President Nick Carter of Andover Newton Theological School and Rabbi Eric Gurvis of Temple Shalom of Newton recently announced that Dr. Jennifer Peace (Ph.D. '05), Assistant Professor at Andover Newton, and Father Raymond Helmick, S.J. of Boston College, will share the 2013 Rabbi Murray I. Rothman Award for outstanding interreligious leadership.
Submitted by communications on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 11:06am