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    GTU Board Chair Pledges $100k

    The Graduate Theological Union is pleased to announce that Board Chair William D. Glenn and his spouse, Prescott W. Hafner, have pledged $100,000 to the GTU over the next five years. This pledge builds upon an initial commitment of $50,000, offered in celebration of the GTU’s 60th anniversary. 


    MA Application Deadline: May 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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    Mindfulness at Work? Industry's Search for Meaning and Purpose

    This 4-module series explores the role that meaning and purpose play in the 21st century workplace, with particular emphasis on the ways that the workplace is adopting Buddhist spiritual practice in a secular context.

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    Madrasa-Midrasha | Sacred Celebrations

    Please join the GTU's Madrasa-Midrasha Program as we celebrate the messages of Passover and Eid-al-Fitr..

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    Beth Kumar Elected to Atla Board of Directors

    The Graduate Theological Union is pleased to announce that Beth Kumar, the Director of Library Services of the GTU’s Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, has been elected to serve on the Atla Board of Directors. 

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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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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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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.

Virtual Open House with GTU Admissions

Connect with the GTU at our Virtual Open House! Learn about our PhD, MA, and Certificate programs.

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1:00pm to 3:00pm

2023 Taitetsu Unno Memorial Lecture

The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to announced the Taitetsu Unno Memorial lecture, to be held both in person at the Jodo Shinshu center and virtually. 

Jodo Shinsu Center, Institute of Buddhist Studies
4:00pm to 6:00pm

Chaplaincy Hour - Apr. 6, 2023

This gathering hosted by the GTU Interreligious Chaplaincy Program serves as a way for students to join, discuss any issues--professional or academic--and strengthen bonds and friendships.

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