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    Announcing This Year’s Borsch-Rast Prize Winner, Dr. Laurie Zoloth

    The Graduate Theological Union (GTU) is pleased to announce that Dr. Laurie Zoloth (PhD ‘93 and Alum of the Year ‘05) has been awarded the seventh annual Borsch-Rast Book Prize and Lectureship for her 2022 publication, Second Texts & Second Opinions: Essays Toward a Jewish Bioethics (Oxford University Press). 

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    Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences is Awarded a $15,000 Grant by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

    The Graduate Theological Union (GTU) is pleased to announce that the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (CTNS) has been selected to participate in the Climate Science in Theological Education (CSTE) Grant Initiative of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the Science family of journals. The grant, in the amount of $15,000, supports CTNS in their project titled, “Science, Technology, and the Environment: Exploring Implications for Science and Religion in the Bay Area and Beyond.” 

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    Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne (PhD, ’16) Named 2023 Alum of the Year

    The Graduate Theological Union (GTU) is pleased to announce the Right Rev. Dr. Carmen Lansdowne as the 2023 Alum of the Year. In 2016, Rev. Dr. Lansdowne earned her PhD from the GTU in Interdisciplinary Studies.  

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    Food as Sacred Text: Interreligious Rituals, Practices, & Culture - Reading of the Sacred Text Conference

    What makes a text sacred? Each year the GTU Library examines a fresh insight.

     

     

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    Summer 2024 Interreligious Research Grants | Madrasa-Midrasha Program

    The GTU's Madrasa-Midrasha Program is pleased to announce summer research grants ranging from $250 to $1000 to support GTU students working on interreligious projects related to Judaism and/or Islam. These grants are made possible through the generosity of the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, which has supported the Madrasa-Midrasha Program since its inception in 2008.  

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    Faith Actors and Effective Multilateralism

    Dr. Iyad Abumoghli and a panel of experts discuss the role of faith actors in contributing to multilateralism, particularly in regards to the triple planetary crisis (climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss).

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Excommunicating Spinoza The Heretic

Please join us for screening of the documentary film Spinoza: Six Reasons for the Excommunication of the Philosopher (2022), followed by a discussion with UC Berkeley Philosophy professor Hannah Ginsborg and GTU Jewish Studies professor Sam Shonkoff. This program is part of the New Lehrhaus's five-...

Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley
5:00pm

Madrasa-Midrasha | Preparing for Sacred Seasons

Please join the GTU's Madrasa-Midrasha Program as we honor the messages of Passover, Ramadan, and Lent featuring Sam S.B. Shonkoff, Celene Ibrahim, and Arthur Holder.

Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley
11:30am

Food as Sacred Text: Interreligious Rituals, Practices, & Culture - Reading of the Sacred Text Conference

What makes a text sacred? Each year the GTU Library examines a fresh insight.

 

 

Hybrid Event (GTU Dinner Board Room)
9:00am to 4:00pm