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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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    Geografías Paralelas: Arceo • Coronado • Fernández

    GTU's Center for the Arts and Religion (CARe) presents the must-see Geografías Paralelas ("Parallel Geographies"), a thought-provoking and visually stunning exploration of the multicultural and bilingual experiences of three artists who migrated to the United States as young adults from Latin America and the Caribbean.

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    Faith, Justice, and Community Organizing: Public Change Agent Models

    This GTUx Original explores how narratives serve as methodological tools for self-reflection and moral biography, expressing religious underpinnings of identity, faith, and justice stances to foster community organizing and social reform strategies.

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GTUx — Where Religion Meets the World

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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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Pursue Your Deepest Intentions

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.

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Ecospirituality Info Session

Join us for an information session to learn more about the Graduate Theological Union and our recently announced Certificate of Completion for Ecospirituality: Environmental Pathways to Healing. 

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Master of Arts Application Workshop

Considering applying to the GTU's Master of Arts program? The MA Fall 2024 application deadline is approaching quickly. Join us for a virtual MA Application Workshop. 

12:00pm to 1:00pm