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    Metropolitan Nikitas Named Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain

    Metropolitan Nikitas Lulias of the Dardanelles has been unanimously elected as the new Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain, an archdiocese of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Since March of 2007, the newly elected archbishop has served as director of the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute (PAOI) in Berkeley, a GTU affiliate devoted to the study of the Eastern Orthodox Christian tradition.

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    Bialestock: A Conference in Honor of Professor David Biale

    David Biale’s students reflect on his scholarly work and his teaching on the occasion of his 70th birthday.

    GTU Voices

    Reflections on Interreligious Dialogue from Singapore

    Doctoral student Rachelle Syed reflects on attending the International Conference on Cohesive Societies in Singapore in June 2019, and what her experiences suggest about the interreligious opportunities available at the GTU. 
    Glenn R. Bucher, GTU President, 1992-1999

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    GTU Remembers President Glenn R. Bucher

    The GTU is saddened by news of the passing of Dr. Glenn Richard Bucher, the fifth president of the GTU. Dr. Bucher, who passed away at age 79 on June 26, 2019, served as President of the Graduate Theological Union from 1992 through 1999.
    Purushottama Bilimoria

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    Bilimoria Receives Fulbright Award to Teach in India

    Dr. Purushottama Bilimoria has been awarded a Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award to teach and conduct research at Ashoka University in Sonipat, Haryana, India, this fall. 
    Dr. Kathleen Kook assists in the hooding of Dr. Diandra Chretain Erickson at the 2018 GTU Commencement

    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.

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Insight e-Newsletter

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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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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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.

Inauguration of GTU President Daniel L. Lehmann

Save the date and plan to join the GTU community as we celebrate the inauguration of Rabbi Daniel L. Lehmann as the Eighth President of the Graduate Theological Union. 

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