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Center for the Arts & Religion (CARe)


The Center for the Arts & Religion (CARe) promotes scholarship, reflection, and practice in the arts and religion to serve the Graduate Theological Union and to benefit the community.

Draw Me After You: a visual Song of Songs

View a virtual exhibition of artwork inspired by the biblical Song of Songs. Artists Hedi Bak, He Qi, and Shirin Khalatbari weave ancient beauty into their contemporary retellings of these timeless love poems.

Geografías Paralelas: Coronado, Fernandez, Arceo

Coming in Fall 2022, this online exhibition showcases the artist collective PESARE, formed of three artists who migrated to the USA from Latin America and the Caribbean.


CARe offers an array of online workshops every semester, covering a wide variety of themes in the arts and religion.

Courses and Degree Programs

The GTU offers a variety of courses and opportunity in the concentration of Arts & Religion, as part of the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies of Religion.


Art & Religion students in Doctoral programs are eligible for a range of generous financial aid packages and fellowships.


CARe is pleased to offer grants (up to $2,000) to GTU students and faculty in support of projects that center on religion & the arts.

About CARe

CARe aspires to be the arts center of the Graduate Theological Union, providing and coordinating opportunities in the visual arts, dance, theater, music, and literature for students, faculty, staff, and the community.

Art and Religion at the GTU

The Art and Religion concentration at the GTU is a robust area of study, with core doctoral faculty at the GTU, supported by additional faculty with expertise in aesthetics and the arts across the GTU consortium.

CARe People

CARe is made up of lots of fantastic people. We have our core staff members, as well as Art & Religion Faculty, Consortial faculty, and of course - our fabulous students!


Creatives' Cove Meet & Greet

The first meeting of the Creatives' Cove student group this Fall semester is happening IN PERSON on the 3rd floor of the GTU's Hewlett Building!

Flora Lamson Hewlett Library

Madrasa-Midrasha | Calligraphy Workshop

The Madrasa-Midrasha Program at the Graduate Theological Union is excited to present an evening of interactive Hebrew and Arabic calligraphy featuring Peretz Wolf-Prusan and Arash Shirinbab moderated by Carol Bier.

Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley