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    Rabbi Daniel Lehmann speaks at the GTU presidential candidate forum, April 2018

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    President-elect Lehmann Speaks with The Daily Cal

    Responding to questions posed by The Daily Californian, GTU President-elect Daniel Lehmann reflects on his passion for interreligious education, his vision for expanding the reach of the GTU, and his desire to build on existing partnerships with Zaytuna College, the Institute of Buddhist Studies, and the University of California Berkeley. 
    SAT-JST Mixer, Fall 2017

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    School of Applied Theology Transfers Sabbatical Program to JST-SCU

    After five decades as a GTU affiliate, the School of Applied Theology will be ending its current programs in June 2018; its mission of offering sabbatical programs for clergy and laity will continue through the JST Renewal Program at the Jesuit School of Theology. 
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    Nathan Michon Receives Fulbright Award to Study Buddhist Chaplaincy in Japan

    PhD student Nathan Michon has received a Fulbright Award to conduct research at Tohoku University in Japan to study how Japanese clergy are combining approaches often employed in Western chaplaincy with traditional Japanese Buddhist meditations and other techniques.

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    The Journey of a Lifetime

    Reflections from graduate Khalia Jelks Williams from the 2018 GTU Commencement Exercises. 

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    Jewish Community Fellowship

    The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies (CJS) at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) is pleased to offer a fellowship for Bay Area Jewish educators and community professionals. Established in 2017, the Jewish Community Fellowship provides full tuition for a single course in Jewish Studies at the GTU. Participants in the fellowship will become part of a cohort of students exploring the intersection of critical studies and Jewish communal endeavors. In addition to the course for credit, fellows participate in a two-day workshop on Jewish education led by senior faculty in the...

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    GTU Announces Rabbi Daniel Lehmann as President

    The GTU is pleased to announce the selection of Rabbi Daniel L. Lehmann as the eighth president in the school’s fifty-six-year history. Rabbi Lehmann comes to the GTU from Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts, where he served as president and professor of pluralism and Jewish education. Lehmann will begin his term as GTU president on August 1, 2018

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Celebrating the GTU Class of 2018

The GTU honored 43 graduates at its 2018 Commencement Exercises on May 10. You can read more about it here, and watch the replay of the streaming video.

Library Gallery, June 19 - Sept. 21, 2018

A View from the Bench

"A View from the Bench" features a selection of drawings by Cruz Reynoso on his case notes while he served on the California State Supreme Court, as well as works by other Chicano artists.

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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.

Summer Foreign Language Courses at the GTU

The GTU offers intensive summer language courses in French, German, and Spanish, designed to prepare registered students for the modern foreign language exam. Taught by experienced language instructors, the courses focus on grammar, building vocabulary, and translation practice for three hours a...

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Distinguished Faculty Lecture 2018

Save the date for the GTU's 2018 Distinguished Faculty Lecture. This year's featured speaker will be Marianne Farina, CSC, professor of philosophy and theology at Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology. Reception will follow at the Bade Museum.