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    The Rev. Dr. Dorsey Odell Blake Named 2023 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer

    The GTU is pleased to announce that the Rev. Dr. Dorsey Odell Blake will be recognized as the 2023 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer on November 7, 2023. 


    Online MA Application Deadline: June 1st, 2023

    The Master of Arts is an academic degree offered by the Graduate Theological Union in cooperation with its member schools and centers. The program provides ecumenical and interreligious learning opportunities, and students have access to courses offered throughout the consortium, and many courses at UC Berkeley.

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    Women's Bodies and the Sacred

    In this unique offering, the GTUx cameras capture five women scholars of five different religious traditions in moderated, unscripted discussions about women's bodies in relation to tradition, sacred texts, agency, history, sexuality, piety, motherhood, and more.

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    Dr. Ted F. Peters Named 2023 GTU Excellence in Teaching Award Winner

    The Graduate Theological Union (GTU) is pleased to announce that Dr. Ted F. Peters, Distinguished Research Professor of Systematic Theology and Ethics, has been selected as the recipient of the GTU Excellence in Teaching Award for 2023. The honor was announced at the GTU Commencement on May 11. 

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    GTU Alum Profile | Dr. May T. Kosba (PhD, 2022)

    Dr. May Kosba graduated with her PhD in Historical and Cultural Studies of Religion from the GTU in 2022. As an esteemed Presidential Scholar, Dr. Kosba’s work at the GTU focused on race, religion, and literature in Africa and the African diaspora with a specific focus on Egypt.  

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    GTU Trustee Pledges $100K to GTUx

    The Graduate Theological Union is pleased to announce that  LaRae Quy, Secretary to the GTU Board of Trustees and Chair of the Advancement Committee, and her husband, Roger Quy, have pledged $100,000 in support of GTU’s digital learning platform, GTUx. 

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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.

“Old Boys” at the New Lehrhaus: The Rosenzweig-Buber-Scholem Debate transported to 2023

In partnership with the Center for Jewish Studies at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, and YIVO in New York

Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley
5:00pm to 6:30pm

Faith Lifestyles to Beat Plastic Pollution

Join us for a live discussion of the ways in which faith communities can combat climate crisis.

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48th Annual Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Rev. Dr. Dorsey Blake will present the 48th Annual Distinguished Faculty Lecture titled, “Seeking, Queering, and Transcending" on November 7, 2023, at 5:00 PM PST.

Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley