A Welcome from GTU President Daniel Lehmann
As president of the Graduate Theological Union, it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website, a virtual portal into the unique elements that make the GTU such a compelling and consequential hub of interreligious education. We invite you to explore the robust resources of our academic centers, member schools, and affiliates, our world-class library, and the network of people and organizations that comprise the GTU, so you can take full advantage of our extraordinary opportunities for learning, dialogue, and community-building.
The GTU serves as a generative intersection of the world’s great religious traditions and is uniquely positioned to educate a new generation of scholars, leaders, and activists capable of applying rigorous and sophisticated interreligious learning to the challenges of our increasingly polarized and factionalized world. Through our MA and PhD programs, course offerings, conferences, publications, and public events, the GTU provides multiple pathways to develop deeper understandings of the religious thought, history, art, and spiritual practice of the world’s great religions and their engagement with one another.
Our website is designed to give you a taste of the GTU’s unique culture and to provide pertinent information to help you navigate the myriad educational offerings that draw students, scholars, and passionate learners from across the Bay area and around the world. We hope you will find this digital doorway into the GTU helpful.
We look forward to seeing you soon here on Berkeley's “holy hill,” where you'll find most of the schools and centers that are part of the GTU, as well as a variety of other religious and academic organizations. Our library is just a block north of UC Berkeley, with whom we share a productive and collaborative relationship.
Whether you are a prospective or current student, alum, faculty or staff member, supporter, friend, community leader, passionate adult learner, or spiritual seeker, we welcome your particpation in this distinctive pluralistic educational environment where together we seek to grow in knowledge, thrive in spirit and unite in solutions.
Rabbi Daniel L. Lehmann