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GTU Alum John Holt Named 2014 Guggenheim Fellow

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.

Why We Need To Be Interreligious

by Arthur Holder

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.

 

GTU and Dharma Civilization Foundation Announce Partnership

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.

Media Influence on the Perception of Religion

Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 5:30pm

Media Influence on Public Perception of Religion, "Encountering the Other: Examining the Issues That Blind or Divide Us" presented by the San Francisco Interfaith Council.

 

Featured Presenters

Munir Jiwa, Ph.D.

Director and Assoicate Professor, Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union

 

Rabbi Douglas Kahn

Executive Director, Jewish Community Relations Council

 

Vatican II and Interreligious Dialogue

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 7:30pm

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

KAICIID Global Forum on The Image of the Other: Interreligious and Intercultural Education

Monday, November 18, 2013 (All day) to Tuesday, November 19, 2013 (All day)

CIS Director, Munir Jiwa, to present KAICIID Dialogue Center’s Global Forum hosts The Image of the Other: Interreligious and Intercultural Education

Location: Vienna, Austria 

CIS Director Jiwa to speak at KAICIID Global Forum in Vienna

Munir Jiwa, Director of the Center for Islamic Studies and Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union, has been selected to speak at the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) Global Forum in Vienna, Austria, taking place November 18-19.

"Aesthetics of Sacred Space" - Madrasa/Midrasha Day of Learning

Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 5:30pm

Madrasa/Midrasha Day of Learning sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies

Speakers:

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
 

Location: GTU Library, Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley

Alumna Peace to receive Rothman Award for interreligious work

Jennifer Howe PeacePresident 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.

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

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?

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