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GTU Voices

Welcome to GTU Voices, where students, faculty, alumni, staff, and supporters of the Graduate Theological Union share reflections on the academic and cultural life within our diverse GTU community. If you’d like to join the conversation, contact

Written by: Kamal Abu-Shamsieh

Spiritual Care on the Front Lines

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Written by: Cecilia González-Andrieu

The 6 things vulnerable immigrants need you to hear

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Written by: Debra J. Mumford

Practicing What We Preach

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Written by: Mahjabeen Dhala

A Pilgrim’s Perspective on a Spiritual Reboot

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Written by: Harry Singleton

Why Black Lives Matter

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Written by: Michael Sepidoza Campos

Transgressive Conversations

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Written by: Uriah Kim

Spiritual Reintegration in the Wake of COVID-19

In this final reflection on our series, Dr. Uriah Kim renews the call of the GTU community to "encourage and sustain a healthy and caring society — one that engages across differences."

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Written by: Wendy Arce

Persevera y Vencerás: An Abuelita’s Words Revisited during a Global Pandemic

Dr. Wendy Arce shares the wisdom of her abuelita her grandmother: "Persevera y vencerás" - Persevere, and you will overcome.

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Written by: Elizabeth S. Peña

Troubled Times: Turning to the Arts

In her reflection, Dr. Peña reminds us that art can comfort us, art can help us understand and express our own emotions, and art can give us hope.

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