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    A GTU Statement on the Mosque Attacks in New Zealand

    The GTU stands with people of peace everywhere in expressing our outrage and sadness at the horrific mass murder that took place during Friday prayer at two mosques in New Zealand. GTU President Rabbi Daniel L. Lehmann stated, “The scourge of white supremacist terrorism and religious intolerance must be combatted with all of our resources. We pray for the victims and their families, and stand in solemn solidarity with all in the Muslim community." 

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    Jennifer Fernandez Awarded HTI Fellowship

    Congratulations to GTU doctoral candidate Jennifer Fernandez (Theology and Ethics) who has been selected to receive a Hispanic Theological Initiative/Lilly Fellowship for 2019-2020.

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    SF Chronicle Highlights Library Photography Exhibition

    Thanks to the San Francisco Chronicle for the excellent write-up about “Technicians of the Sacred,” the exhibition of photographs by Blaine Ellis currently on display in the GTU’s Flora Lamson Hewlett Library. We are happy to share the link to reporter Sam Whiting’s “In Berkeley show, photographer captures sacred sites in natural light.”

    GTU Voices

    Know Your Why

    "When the steering committee for our GTU’s Women’s Studies in Religion Program had its first meeting of Spring 2019, we set aside the majority of our time to talk about our whys: Why Women’s Studies in Religion at the GTU? Why is this work important?" WSR Chair Jennifer Davidson shares some of the responses.

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    Teachable Moments in the GTU Library

    "Students need librarians more than ever to help navigate and determine the authority of content, so they are using sources appropriate for graduate-level research." GTU librarian Beth Kumar reflects on the changing nature of libraries in the digital age.

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    Teaching for the New Millennium with Miriam Heller Stern

    Please join the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies for a two-day Jewish educators workshop led by Dr. Miriam Heller Stern on the topic of teaching for the new millennium.

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Groundbreaking Religious Scholarship

The GTU is the most comprehensive center for the graduate study of religion in North America, bringing together scholars of the world’s great religions and wisdom traditions. Discover the more than twenty schools, centers, and affiliates that form this one-of-a-kind union.

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The GTU supports intensive scholarly inquiry and deep personal engagement with religious tradition and practice. Students pursue their interests within a diverse community composed of many smaller communities, in an atmosphere of multi-religious freedom, curiosity, respect, and dialogue.

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Religion Engages the World

Whether your studies involve interreligious topics or in-depth inquiry within a particular tradition, the GTU offers exceptional opportunities for critical and creative scholarship. Through four interdisciplinary departments and more than thirty specific concentrations, our master’s and doctoral programs invite innovative study of religion in a twenty-first century context.

Annual Teaching Workshop

Sponsored by the Professional Development Program, join Dr. Racine for the Annual Teaching Lecture. 

GTU Student Lounge
11:00am to 12:00pm

Writing and Researching from Home

Are you finishing coursework and planning on leaving the area to write your comps, dissertation or thesis? 

Collaborative Learning Space, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library
2:00pm to 3:00pm