Asia/Asian American-related and Oceania-related Resources Across the Graduate Theological Union (GTU)
1. Resources at the GTU member schools (click for details)
2. Consortium resources at GTU include the Center for Islamic Studies (CIS) and Institute for Buddhist Studies (IBS):
Both CIS and IBS have greatly increased the scholarly exchange and interfaith dialogue with the Islamic and Buddhist communities respectively at the curricular and extra-curricular levels.
Visiting scholars with expertise in Asian religions and cultures are arranged to teach at GTU:
Jenny Plane Te Paa, the Principal of Te Rau Kahikatea, College of St. John the Evangelist, Auckland, New Zealand. The GTU honors her this year with the Alumna of the Year Award. Dr. Te Paa was the first Colloquium event speaker for the Asia Project's Certificate program on Nov 4. Her presentation was entitled, "Story-telling: The Traditional Medium for Weaving Culture and Theology in Oceania."
Anri Morimoto, Professor of Religion and Theology at International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan, taught a course on Asian theologies.
Dr. Morimoto was also the speaker for the Surjit Singh Lecture in Comparative Religious Thought and Culture at the GTU on Apr 13, 2010.