Spiritual Care and Ethical Leadership for Our Times

Spiritual Care and Ethical Leadership for Our Times

Interreligious and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Faith, Resilience, Culture, and Community in an Age of Uncertainty

The novel coronavirus pandemic of 2020 requires individuals, organizations, communities, and governments worldwide to navigate an unprecedented set of circumstances. Throughout the spring of 2020, this content series will offer a series of written reflections and videos from scholars, spiritual leaders, and cultural critics from across the GTU, exploring the meaning of spiritual care, ethics, and leadership from a broad array of interreligious and interdisciplinary perspectives. We will also be curating resources to help you build and maintian community in a time of social distancing. 

A Tentative Schedule of Contributors
(New material will be posted each Friday at Noon PST through May 22, 2020)

  • Introduction - Dr. Uriah Kim (GTU Interim President), on the meaning of spiritual care, and the role of the GTU and similar institutions in times of crisis.
  • March 27, 2020 – Kamal Abu-Shamsieh, Director, Interreligious Chaplaincy Program, on spiritual care, resilience, and community in these days of uncertainty
  • April 3, 2020 – Deena Aranoff and Sam Berrin Shonkoff (Center for Jewish Studies)
  • April 10, 2020 – Kate Barush (GTU/JST-SCU) 
  • April 17, 2020 – Rita Sherma (Center for Dharma Studies) and Devin Zuber (Center for Swedenborgian Studies) 
  • April 24, 2020 – Munir Jiwa (Center for Islamic Studies)
  • May 1, 2020 – Braden Molhoek (Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences)
  • May 8, 2020 – Elizabeth Pena (Center for the Arts & Religion)
  • May 15, 2020 – Dr. Wendy Arce (Associate Dean of Students)
  • May 22, 2020 – Dr. Uriah Kim, closing reflections

See all these essays and more on the GTU Voices blog

Return to this page after noon on March 27, for reflections from Dr. Kamal Abu-Shamsieh, Director of the Interreligious Chaplaincy Program at the GTU.

Return to this page after noon on April 3, for reflections from the Center for Jewish Studies at the GTU.

Return to this page after noon on April 10, for reflections from Dr. Kate Barush the Thomas E. Bertelsen Jr. Associate Professor of Art History and Religion at the Jesuit School of Theology

Return to this page after noon on April 17, for reflections from Dr. Rita Sherma from the Center for Dharma Studies at the GTU and Dr. Devin Zuber from the Center for Swedenborgian Studies.

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