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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 15, 2020
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.
April 24, 2020
Dr. Munir Jiwa speaks about our times as "a rare global life-affirming moment to think more about our shared humanity, the environment that begs us to change our destructive ways, and to address and heal the inequalities, inequities, and injustices that stare us in the face."
April 09, 2020
Dr. Kathryn Barush reflects, “For those of us who are restless wanderers, travelers, and pilgrims, the call to practice self-isolation to limit the spread of COVID-19 has been a challenging adjustment. But the ancient practice of tracing a labyrinth can help us find a place of solace and rest.”
April 01, 2020
Online Learning at the GTU
A conversation with the GTU's Director of Digital Learning, Diandra Erickson, who reflects on online learning opportunities at the GTU, including our new Interreligious Studies Certificate--the first fully online program at the GTU.
March 27, 2020
Spiritual Care, Resilience, and Community
In his reflection, Dr. Kamal Abu-Shamsieh defines resilience as "the ability to sustain our purpose and our sense of self and direction." In the struggle of physical distancing, "we can find strength in remembering that we are connected and interdependent."