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    GTU Celebrates 2019 Commencement

    On Thursday, May 9, the GTU honored thirty-five graduates at its 2019 Commencement Exercises. Watch a replay of the video stream of the GTU Commencement, or read more about commencement and this year's graduates.

    Read Our Spring 2019 Issue Online

    Skylight Celebrates Interreligious Teaching Team

    In the Spring 2019 Skylight, you'll meet two Newhall student scholars who are bringing an interreligious approach to Women's Studies at the GTU, read a profile of alum of the year Greg Sterling, and learn about our innovative Sustainability 360 Initiative. Plus, find out about a new GTU journal and an upcoming sacred music festival, and get news updates from our centers, schools, and art galleries. 

    GTU Voices

    A Community in Conversation

    Doctoral student Gordon Gilmore reflects on the wealth of interreligious conversation that surrounds him each day at the GTU, and the way that diverse community shapes his own scholarly work.

    GTU Voices

    It Really Is All About the People

    As she prepares to celebrate her final Commencement as the GTU's Dean of Students, Kathleen Kook reflects on the individuals and experiences that have made her 27 years at the GTU so memorable.
    President Lehmann and Other GTU Leaders at a March 2019 Vigil

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    A Statement on the Rise in Anti-Religious Violence

    GTU President Rabbi Daniel Lehmann responds to the wave of recent attacks on religious communities. "Three times in the past six months the GTU community has gathered for vigils in the wake of attacks to pray for and to stand with the communities most closely affected. But we know we must do more. The scourge of white supremacist terrorism and religious intolerance must be combatted with all of our resources. We must work together for a renewed national commitment to pluralism and respect for human life in all of its diversity. And we must join together to commit our educational and spiritual resources to thwart the despicable culture of religious hatred, violence, and bigotry that is spreading around the world."   

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    Arthur Holder Receives 2019 GTU Excellence in Teaching Award

    The GTU is pleased to announce that Dr. Arthur G. Holder, professor of Christian Spirituality and former Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs (2002-2016), is the recipient of the 2019 GTU Excellence in Teaching Award. The annual award recognizes a member of the GTU’s core doctoral faculty for exemplary embodiment of interreligious sensitivity and commitment, interdisciplinary approach to religious studies, and creative and effective classroom pedagogical methods and performance.

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Insight is the e-newsletter of the GTU featuring news, upcoming events, and more. Read recent editions here, or sign-up to receive INSIGHT and other news from the GTU.

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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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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.

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Each summer, the GTU offers four-week intensive foreign language courses in French, German, and Spanish. Taught by experienced instructors, these courses are designed to prepare students for the Modern Foreign Language Exam, but also can be an excellent way to improve general language skills....

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